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State of the sedens
Eh. Really not much to report. Midterm grades are due on Tuesday, I have a difficult faculty situation to handle ASAP, I'm trying to keep the Phi Kappa Phi honor society afloat on campus because nobody else will, and I've said yes to one too many bassoon-playing gigs this semester (the latest involving rehearsals EVERY DAY at 2 p.m., which is of course untenable for anybody who isn't actually in the Music department. Serves me right for assuming that the opera rehearsals would be rolled into regular orchestra rehearsals on Monday nights). Gotta say, I feel just a bit as if I'm not waving but drowning. Spring break is on the horizon, though, so maybe I'll be able to catch up on something then.

But, thanks to a bunch of long meetings over the past few weeks, I should have an Etsy shop update either this week or next. There will be sweaters for MSD, SD10 boy, ShinyDoll/Souldoll/Obitsu girl, and (as they say) MORE! No Dollshe things yet, but I have ideas in the works.

In the e. e. cummings department--Just- spring, y'know--I see a splodge of purple in the backyard, thanks to the one lonely clump of crocuses that survived my attempt to naturalize bulbs several years ago. (100 crocus bulbs. A silver-dollar-sized blister on the palm of my right hand from pushing on the bulb planter. Five minutes after I finished the job, I looked out and saw a squirrel methodically digging up EVERY SINGLE BULB. Well, okay, the squirrel missed one. Points: Nature 99, sedens 1.)

And there's a shipping notice from Iplehouse in my inbox. Some people get Soomed . . . I got Ipled. *har har har* *gulp* Ve shall soon see whether my experimental EID Model sweater is likely to fit.

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Oh I didn't know you played the bassoon! I love bassoons ♥

Yup--I've played piano since I was five and bassoon since I was ten. Until last fall, though, it had been a long time since I had an orchestra to play in. (And now . . . too many! :eyeroll:)

I'm not as fond of the piano, it's a lot more conventional, but I developed a huge fondness for woodwinds in college. :) I found it fascinating watching how bassoonists made their own reeds. I use to have a few that a friend let me have lol

I also am really impressed with organ playing, the footwork involved is amazing. I use to watch my husband practice in college.

I think I'm going to be needing some "force that through the green fuse drives the flower" icons here....spring is trying. I saw two squirrels on their honeymoon day before yesterday!

You sound good, though, C. Frustrated perhaps but not exhausted!

The young-stud robins here are loudly competing for territory and the girls. I love watching them skirmish!

The exhaustion is up and down . . . weekends are good, though. ;-)

No one is more surprised than me that my daffodils are making an appearance this year. I put them in the ground months ago and figured them for dead cause I never even saw them pop out, just suddenly they're a foot high.

YAY daffodils! The ones in the campus flowerbeds popped through late last week--everyone stops and admires the green shoots when they go in and out of the buildings.

I still want to have an early-spring yard full of naturalized crocuses, but the effort of planting dozens of bulb cages to stymie the squirrels (and a certain digging-oriented canine) outweighs the desire. *sigh*

They're really great to watch.

The place these bulbs are is safe. All my gardens are caged at the bottom. I've got gophers and ground squirrels...ahhhh nature.

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Oooooooo, quilt!! *happydance* I'll message you with the address--but boy, am I ever coming out on the long end of this trade . . .

You will soon be taking delivery of an EID?!? I must meet this one for sure!! I can't wait!

Errrryeah . . . they got me with Tedros, just before I gave up doll-related buying for Lent. ;-) It never occurred to me that he'd get here before Easter--I was just hoping he might show up in time for my birthday, but Iplehouse is really being fast with this release!

EMS tracking says that he's sitting in Customs in Chicago right now--I'm hoping he'll be here for next weekend. *crossing fingers*

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