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I decided to do the responsible thing today: I paid off my library fines.

Yeah, that's a bigger deal than it first sounds. See, my fines were over $100. That's what happens when you borrow a bunch of books and then forget to return them for mumblemumble years.

I took the books back, at least the ones that I could find, and after the cost of them was taken off, the total fine, plus the charge for a new library card, came to just under $50. And it was worth every penny. I've been meaning to pay off those fines for years, but always forget until I have no spare money. I wanted to be sure not to forget again.

So I got some new books out to celebrate! Cory Doctorow's For the Win, China Mieville's Un Lun Dun, Brenna Yovanoff's The Replacement, and Conor Kostick's Epic. And a book of Celtic cross-stitch patterns, because there's a gorgeous pattern that I want to tweak and turn into a small rug. The original pattern is of birds surrounded by a thick knotwork border, but the book also has a pattern for some similarly sized dragons, which I think will look better than the birds, and I'm sure Daniel would like dragons better anyway.

Picked up a geisha cross-stitch kit the other day, too. Not sure why the eyes are a very vivid blue, but I plan to change them to brown, and do some colour blending to get the highlights on the hair to look less awkward.

There's a half-off sale at Fabricville on Tuesday night, so I'm going to go and get some monks cloth to make afghans. Swedish weaving's turned out to be a lot of fun, and I've got a lot of yarn that needs to be used up, and what better way to do it than to make some nice afghans? Or if they won't do as afghans for some reason, then just wall hangings. I've always been fond of wall hangings. But when the price of monks cloth is $23 per metre, waiting for 50% off sales is probably the only way I'll be able to justify getting some, no matter how nice they end up looking!

Springtime always makes me want to do so much! Sewing, knitting, reading, playing video games, going for long walks. And I thought I had time management problems before!
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