30 March 2007
It’s almost three a.m. and it just stopped raining. It pretty much rained for two days straight. The scary severe, tornado-producing weather that was forecast never really developed—it was just a great couple of days of thunderstorms and fairly gentle rain. Right up until we wanted to go out for dinner tonight! Kyle was actually driving home from work, when the downpour let loose. It rained cats and dogs and a few pigs and geese, too. We almost didn’t go out, but since we’re out of milk, and we have a personal policy of not ordering pizza when it could be dangerous to deliver it, we had few options for eating without going out. Then we decided we’d be doing No Frills a favour, ’cause no one in their right mind would go out in that rain! They’d be glad for our business and we’d have a quiet dinner. My photo was taken while riding in the car, driving through the pouring rain.
Well, there were a whole lot of left-brained folks at No Frills tonight. In fact, first time ever—we didn’t stay. There was actually not one empty table when we got there! And I think it must have been some sort of March Madness final on TV, ’cause the place was hopping! So, we trundled back to the car, pretty soggy by this time (in all fairness, Kyle did drop me at the curb, and then go and get the car to pick me up) and we headed to Taco Cabana. I enjoyed my meal there with Da recently, and Kyle hadn’t been in a long time.
We had just ordered our food, when we ran into Robert and Kathleen, and their girls Rachel and Ariel—folks I know as pet patrons at faire, but Kyle actually knows Kathleen as a co-worker at American Airlines. Anyway, they suggested a table for six, and we had a delightful visit with them. Once back home again, it was back to work for me.
I finished the pearling of Emily’s sleeves tonight! Wa-hoo! And then I cut out three doublet skirts, and two complete sets of bias trim for the last of my Scarborough orders. Feeling pretty good about all that, I answered the call of the cat alarm at just after two o’clock.
I’ll allow myself to sleep in tomorrow, and then I’ll spend a good ten to twelve-hour day in the workshop. Sunday we’ll be at the faire site most of the day, setting up both East Wind Games and Pendragon Costumes. The final countdown begins . . .