Oof! What a week with the trip to Connecticut to evaluate the Moog Simdont Dental Simulators (very cool technology, looking forward to where it’s going to go in the future!) and then on Thursday and Friday I had training on our new web Content Management System, so hardly a moment to stop and think. Needless to say I was lacking energy when Saturday came around.
North Oaken Arts and Sciences Faire was in nearby Oberlin OH, so we had the luxury of sleeping in a little, but it wasn’t enough for me! heh. I was tired and cranky when we got on site, I picked my clothes based on comfort and ease and my first words in the door were “Where is the coffee”. Alas! There was no coffee!
We got checked in, and friends were there and arriving, I whined to Ursula about no coffee, she whined back about how she was also deficient in coffee and checked her phone; lo! there was a coffee shop 1.3 miles away! We got Derian to drive us (as we had taken the Mini Cooper and mean husband does not let me drive his mini. hmf.) and it was a LOVELY coffee shop. We made it back in plenty of time for the judges meeting. Una asked me to help handing out cards and I couldn’t help but voice up a bit myself in the meeting, I have my soap boxes. 🙂
I got three entries to judge and judging went well, though I was tired and probably not as good as normal. I also got to help some shadow judges and first time judges which was great.
Husband had brought his drone, hoping to do a test flight; when we all finished judging we went out to the field and… flip, crash. Better than last time but still no dice, alas!
The event site, by the way, was very nice. Well suited to the event.
Had some great conversations and then we were waiting for the results… a lot of people skipped out early. We were hungry, thankfully debate over restaurants lasted long enough to take us to the presentation, heh. Zuriel won the Pent, and Angelique was one of the top five scores. Was odd not to have the results read out, but it did make it faster.
We went to a local pub for dinner, Le Feve, very good burgers, excellent conversation. 🙂 I don’t know how I missed that Ursula is a Merovingian 😉 hee. Was fun comparing notes and such. Can’t wait to have time to sit down with my notes!
We got home fairly early, and spent the evening cuddling on the couch and watching the Curling gold medal match. (I love watching the Olympics on our Roku, by the way, so nice to just pick the event you want.) Very glad I caught one of the American team’s early Curling games (Mostly picked it so that I’d have one with commentary so I knew what was going on, heh.) They were terrible, got the floor mopped with them by Norway; then I caught one of their mid games and… it was a totally different team. I noticed right away in the early game there was a lot of “What do you think?” back and forth in the player’s chatter, lack of decisiveness, lack of the Skip leading… I turned on the Olympics when I was in Connecticut and it happened to be Curling and the US team playing again, this time they were in control and working as a team and they had some impressive plays. Still, when I heard they needed to win the next three in a row to advance I was skeptical of their chances… so when I tuned in to the gold medal game I was surprised to see the Americans in it! And Sweden was a well oiled curling machine, I did not think that the Americans were going to win.. I saw that game they had earlier… but it was close, they were playing very well, they were holding the Swedes back, then it got to End 8 and there was that spectacular play! What a Cinderella story… and also what a lesson on the importance of leadership and having your head in the game. They had that skill the whole time, just they got in their own way the first few games.
Sunday I was a zombie, we slept in, grocery shopped, ran errands and husband baked a cake; family came over at 4 for cake for my birthday (Mary-Beth and Tim aren’t available on Wednesday so we did it early, I don’t mind.) it was a nice, laid back evening. After they left we went for a long walk, got some food and ended watching old Bob Ross episodes on Roku. ❤ I also got some knitting in, I’m making another doily. Husband reminded me of my sewing oblications I should be doing instead, oops. But… doilies are so fun!