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Yesterday we traveled down to Stromgard for their founding revel. Was a lovely day for a tournament, even if it was  2+ hour drive. I was able to stitch in the sunshine and watch mt hunny fight. At least until the wind picked up and drove me inside. I di feel a bit isolated, as I know practically no one down there. Her Grace Miranda spent a little time with me, which I really appreciate, but when the shy side of me kicks in, I kind of clam up.

Yes, I am shy around people I do not know. After spending the large portion of my youth moving from place to place, I quit trying to form new  friendships easily. It sucks, but that is life.

We did not stay for the feast, though the aromas wafting forth from the kitchen were delightful. We stopped at Spiffy's, which is at the I5/HWY 12 turn-ff. Tasty and plentiful. By the time we got home and unloaded the truck, it was 7pm. I think we were in bed by 8:30! I was tuckered out!!

Dog woes

Jan. 21st, 2012 10:28 am
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Malcolm continues to hide in the tub from the scary scary ice cracking off the roof.

Snow Tales

Jan. 20th, 2012 12:46 pm
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Mine really don't differ much from others around here. We had about 12" on Wednesday morning. It was beautiful. I walked to work and the world was completely hushed. Practically no cars on the road and everything was softened and muffled by the snow. Not surprisingly, very few people were there once I got in.

Wednesday was snowy, too. The walk in was a bit sloppier, but better than driving. Glad I don't have far to go - less than 1/2 mile.

Thurday was by far the crappiest. Freezing rain had fallen overnight. Everything was impossibly shiny and crisp. Mother Nature turned crafting diva on crack & shellac. I would have enjoyed it more from inside.

Today, it is beginning to release its hold. Ice is coming of the roof in sheets. Some rather impressive icicle have fallen, looking rather like crystal dinosaur teeth.

oops!

Dec. 25th, 2011 12:13 pm
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I was mistaken - Talon was my Sekrit Santa. I still love the baking goodies!
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From Jenae, a delightful selection of baking supplies.Thank you so very much. I'll have to test them right soon :)
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I participated in my first ever Sekrit Santa exchange this year. I feel a part of something a little more than just myself! I hope my recipient likes the gift I created. It is at least some what practical.

I took no photos so that it would be secret as long as neccessary. How long does one keep the secret? This is new to me & I am not sure of all the standards and practices for such and exchange.

Glory Days

Nov. 17th, 2011 12:08 pm
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My 30th high school reunion is next spring. I don't know if the Class of 1982 is even holding a reunion. You see, I spent my high school years fairly miserable, a social outcast. We moved A LOT during my early school years and I found it increasingly difficult to form friendships. By the time I hit high school, that ship had not only sailed, it had sunk. I still find it hard to open up to people and form friendships. Some part of my psyche still feels like "why bother, you'll just have to leave again."

So thinking on that 30 year mark, I often wonder about my classmates who "had it all." Popular, pretty, social clubs, sports, fashion - they peaked in their teens! When I think about that, I actually feel sorry for them, even though they made my teen years a living hell.

Here I am in my mid 40s. I like who I am and am pretty happy with my life. I don't dwell on the 'glory days' of high school. My glory days are NOW.
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I won't be using it anymore. If there are any slavagable parts, use them. What's left, cremate and till into my garden.
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Truly it has been since I have posted anything here. Last time was back in *gulp* July when I was kvetching about moving positions at work. In all actuality, it has gone well. Being a good behind the scenes support person is good for me. I like to 'make the big machine go'. Maybe that's why I did so well as part of my ops team in the army.

The initial transition was a bit bumpy, but I stayed true to myself and things worked themselves out quite well. More pay, an extra day a week. I feel fortunate.

SCA life carries on swimmingly. I have an amazing A&S family. My mentors rock the world and my apprentice sisters are as warped and funny as I could possibly dream. I am blessed. PLUS I will get to see them all this Saturday at the Arts and Sciences Daycamp in Dragonslaire. SQUEE! Friends! Food ! Fun! Geekdom! It'll be wonderful.

Got to go to Costume College in August. Again, a truly marvelous adventure. It was just my MIL and me, so we made space available for a roommate. The first two matches completely flaked on us, but third time was a charm. We had a gal who was talented, funny and absolutely charming. Doesn't always happen that way. If we need a roommate again next year, we will contact Amy directly.


SteamCon III ... Just WOW. Was a panel member on three panels for my first time ever.I was nervous, but not in a bad way. Researched some new areas, learned new things and had a ball. And I wore a tiger shark on my head. Breaching. Eating an albatross...

Totally ganked from others, silly questions for a break in the action:

Because I am merciful, 91 questions behind the cut )
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Felicitations to countess_e! May your celebration be over-the-top joyful!!
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So the other day at work, I am reading my nook in the breakroom whilst eating my lunch. Two college-aged work study girls come in to nuke their lunch.

 

"Oh, sorry, didn't mean to interrupt your reading," says one.

"Must be good," says the other.

"No worries," say I, "it's omething I have read before & will probably read again."

Girls - "what book?"

Me - "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."

Girls - "what's it about"

Me - *blink* **stare** Silence... "Er, it's by Jules Verne."

Girls - *blank stares* "who?"

Me - "Early science fiction..."

Girls - "Like from the '50s or something?"

Me - "No, more like the '70s; the 1870s"

Girls - "Woah."

But wait, there's more

Then yesterday, a potenial small business client came in to speak with my boss. My boss was out of the office, so I chatted with the gal for a few & took a message.

Me - You're name?

She - Hospitality W------

Me - What an interesting first name. The Puritans used to name their children like that,

She - Who? The water company?

Me - Um, no. a religious sect. They left England in the 1600s & formed the Plimouth Colony.

She - Wow, I never knew that. I'll have to google that. How do you spell Puritan?

The conversation went down-hill from there. This young woman is enrolled in college. Basic American history - jeez!


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This weekend was the Culinary Symposium. I had an incredible time. Made lots of delicious food. Had amazing company and conversations. Ate SO much good food. Was entertained greatly. More details later, perhaps. But not now - I must shower!
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My home, with remodeled bathrooms, basement, projects done & a maid.
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I think I would have to go with either a hippogrif or a gryphon. Flight, beauty & power!!

GAH!

Mar. 23rd, 2011 02:36 pm
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It's official. I need to recover my dress form to go with my current size. I made a skirt last night using Esmerelda instead of me. Yup, the new skirt is too big.

Glad but frustrated.
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1. Make a list of 5 things that you can see without getting up:
a. Octavius on a squirrel 
b. pearl strand 
c.  watercolours of classic Tacoma by Anne DeMille-Flood 
d.  The Lisle Letter, Abridged 
e.  Nightmare Before Christmas pencil cup 

2. How do you style your hair? With all these curls, very little. They have a will of their own and protest mightily when I try to change it.

3. What are you wearing now?
riding boots, cord skirt, eclectic sweater, t-shirt & coin necklace featuring a coin from Bhutan

4. What's your occupation? 
Administrative Aide & mom 

5. What do you hear right now? 
traffic, chirping birds, dog sighs & purring cat 

6. Who was the last person you hugged? 
The Biscuit 

7. What is/was for dinner? 
chicken tacos 

8. What did you do today? 
worked, put out fires. Will soon be making dinner then sewing a skirt I cut yesterday. 

9. Dog person or cat person?
Yes, 1 dog and 2 cats.

10. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
I'm good now. I have never felt as though my first name fit me. I started using my middle name after highschool (ditching a ghastly family nickname) and haven't looked back.

11. What was the last thing that you bought?
soda & blueberries 

12. If you could afford to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Mongolia

13. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Probably in pretty much the same place. Eldest will most likely have moved out and on. I am content.

14. Where's your birthmark?
Right calf

15. What are you doing this weekend?
going to see the Star Wars geek-fest at the Pacific Science Center.

16. What is the best flavor of Jello?
red

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I can't believe I won overall highest score for my linen shirt. There were so many amazing entries & my humble shirt. WOW.

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