#WeekendCoffeeShare: Stepping Into the Past.

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

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Join us for some coffee time!

This weekend I’d like to invite you to join me in my (nearly) completed Catio for coffee! It’s not very big, but with a little creativity we can fit two sitting surfaces, and there are plenty of perches for us to rest our coffee on. Monster won’t mind, he’ll be busy jumping around and stalking the invisible creatures just beyond the netting.

I spent last weekend putting things together, and then my most awesome neighbor came over this week to make the roof better for me! Now I just need to get some better flooring – right now it’s deconstructed cardboard boxes laid out to keep some semblance of separation between the cat and the muddy-clay ground. I also am hoping to put up a few more perches if I have the energy I’ll try to construct a few this weekend, but it may have to wait. I just want to make sure that Monster has a few places higher up where he can have a better view. I also plan to paint the exterior wood and just generally pretty it up a bit.

This weekend is, once again, full of activity. I’m getting together with my “usual crew” for some FOOD SCIENCE (as we like to call it). This Friday we’re going to try making a few different varieties of Poutine using the cheese curds, some of my friends brought back from a visit to the coast. One of the traditions (at least for my family and a number of others I know) that goes along with most trips to the Oregon Coast is a stop by the Tillamook Cheese Factory and picking up some bags of delicious Cheese Curds.

Saturday I embark on another new adventure. Last weekend I took Mom along with me to check out my town’s first Pride Parade. Since we’re part of the Portland-Metro area I think people have traditionally just kind of gone to Portland parade. I guess there’s been a little Pride festival (on a weekend seperate from Portland’s festival) for a few years now, but this year they decided they were going to have their own parade. And it was a fun parade – I loved seeing the representation from some of the local churches, community organizations, and the schools.

While we were there we saw a sign advertising an event this coming weekend, the “Westside William Shakespeare Festival.” A couple of local theater companies will be doing productions (including a full showing of “A Comedy of Errors”), sword fighting demonstrations, vendor booths, and a whole array of fun things. I thought it would be fun to check out and then, while looking around their facebook page, I discovered that there was a special “Queen’s Feast”occuring. A full meal, special seating, special entertainment… it looked like a blast. We got our names on the waiting list, as the event was sold out, and figured that the chances were slim we would get a ticket.

And then on Tuesday both Mom and I got notice that we had the option of buying tickets. And we decided to go for it! The thing is, this is an “immersive” experience, so costumes for the feast are highly encouraged.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got tons of interesting outfits around, but Elizabethan wear is not exactly a style I have on hand. At least, so we thought. A bit of research, some creative thinking, a few purchases, and putting a variety of crafting skills to use and we both have pretty awesome outfits (if I do say so myself). I’m looking forward to it (and will share pictures!!)

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