Weekend Update

It’s all a blur… Friday I went to my friend Irene’s home to teach girl scouts how to draw. Apparently they have a drawing merit badge. 🙂 It was fun, I did a straight up Drawing 101 class; most of the girls were in to it. One of the moms asked me where I teach so I guess I came across somewhat professional. 🙂 Also two of the girls copied one of my inktober drawings which was super cute and touching. (I’d brought samples) AND they gave me a merit badge. 🙂 I need to decide how to display it, quite tickled to have it 🙂

Saturday was an at home productivity day. I finished my doily (huzzah!) and that evening was Girl’s Night. Tried out the Spotted Owl in Tremont. I liked the ‘wheel of cocktails’ you selected they type of cocktail you wanted and they surprised you. Quite enjoyed mine. The decor was nice, music was too loud though and no parking. I ended up parking about a jillion miles away (OK, three blocks. I did need steps on my pedometer anyway.) I was in a bit of a funk and not much fun, I fear.

Sunday hubby and I went by Halim and Kristen’s so he could give Halim a how to paint walls lesson. Hubby was all dressed to paint but Halim just wanted the how to, not actual work. And he got us some awesome bagels from a local shop and we hung out a bit which was lovely.

I did work on my research and even dusted off a sewing project that’s been languishing in the basket.

Tonight is Scribe’s Guild; want to research but… I have scribal commissions languishing on the to do list too!

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Weekend Update – North Oaken A&S

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!


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Weekend Update

Saturday I wasted a lot of time wallowing… it happens. I’d failed on some of my personal goals (little things like, call the mechanic and schedule an oil change that I can still do, you know?) but I was bummed out and it made it hard to get anything done.

I did manage to shake it off by afternoon. I did get some good work done on my latest research rabbit hole.

Sunday was better, got some sewing done and we went out and bought a mattress for the spare bed so that it is a damn sight more comfortable. I also got some office supplies at Office Max. I am inordinately fond of post its and binder clips.

So in all, a very quiet weekend. Hubby got a lot of housework done (which fills me with feelings of guilt as I should’ve helped him more.)

Hoping to get sewing done tonight, wish me luck!


Thursday Gratitude

Today I am grateful for many things, including:

  • We had friends over for pizza and movie Tuesday, it was fun and none of them had seen “Groundhog’s Day” so it was a good choice for a fun, low-key gathering. I like having friends, I like having pizza 🙂 hee.
  • Grateful I went to practice last night and that Gwynedd came with her gear too. New experience for me being the more experienced fencer! Excited to continue training with her 🙂 Also proud of me for not chickening out.
  • My husband drove this morning. heh. (Yesterday’s commute was a bear! Also grateful we made it to work, and that my employer is understanding about staff being late because of the weather. OMG. Those roads!)
  • Cold pizza 🙂
  • Google Scholar
  • I’m glad that Fionna the Hippo was right about the Super Bowl. Because she is a cute Hippo!
  • Those green plastic Starbucks cup plugs so you don’t spill your coffee.
  • Rich imaged a computer for me so I got to close a ticket. He is favorite coworker again 😉 (Dan was giving him a running for the money by bringing in cookies, mind you)
  • Having “Tooth Fairy” on my resume 🙂 How cool is that??
  • I am almost done with my current knitting project (and subsequent desire to be knitting right now, heh.)

Weekend Update

As expected, I was a zombie after Tooth Fairy Day. Give Kids a Smile Day was light this year, fewer kids than last year, it went very well. One danger though was that I spent more time with the kids and the longer you are with them, the bolder they get… more likely to say “Those aren’t your real ears!  Those are fake!” and to demand that you do magic or fly… yeah. Was torn between duty to keep children distracted in the waiting area and preserve my fairy self! heh.

Had a date Saturday for Marie to come over and look at knitting stuff from Sally… met her for breakfast as Brian needed to take the car in and it was a handy way to hand her off. We swung by the museum too so I could get one last look at those late 15th century bronze mourner statues before they were taken off exhibit. (I am totally making that hat.)

Back home, Marie went through the pile and selected what she’s keeping. And we got the last of the ceramic Christmas village boxed up and put away. *oof* that was work. We had to take all the books down from the sewing room and put them back on the bookshelf (where the Christmas Village had been displayed) I had to admit, we have perhaps too many books. Hubby and I selected a small stack of ‘we don’t really need these’ books while we got the rest back on the shelves. Also the pre-requisite “To read” pile of the books that I’ve not read and really aught to. We do have some lovely books!

Unfortunately, I had to take Marie home so another hour of driving for me. Whee. *grump*grump* Why haven’t they invented a site-to-site transporter yet?

After all that I was ready to nap, but husband said “I need a new sweatshirt, let’s go to the mall.” and I had to pipe in that I needed a blazer. And we both also needed steps on our pedometers. So off to the mall! We were zombies, but did find the sweatshirt he wanted and a blazer for me and 10,000 steps on the meters. 🙂

Sunday was our annual family get-together for crepes for Candlemas… alas hubby wasn’t feeling well so I went alone. And I was a zombie. Did a lot on Saturday for a Fairy-zombie!

Spent most of the day bumming around the house. I had had to un-knit two rows of the scarf I’m making Saturday because I was off on the pattern, got it re-knit back where I was (progress, no progress?) and read a very good article on archeological textile finds in the Netherlands. I’m researching early textiles because I bought some diamond twill fabric and I need to figure out what I am going to make with it. 🙂

I am told the Eagles won the Super Bowl, I’m glad. Fiona the Hippo called it!


Thursday Gratitude

Today I am grateful for many things:

  • Remembering that it’s Thursday and to post Gratitude 😉
  • I went to rapier practice last night. Grateful that I did. Grateful for the support and encouragement of my fellow fencers and the fights!
  • Coffee, through which all things are possible.
  • I had a lot on my plate these two days, and I did get it done! Go me!
  • The Staff Coffee Break was a big success 🙂
  • My new knitting project, it’s been quite relaxing. I may get back to those socks that vexed me eventually but for now, more brainless is good.
  • My scribal assignment for the January event is coming along nicely, it’s almost done already and I’m liking it. 🙂
  • My Skype meeting yesterday went well, no technical difficulties *whew!*
  • My new snow boots 🙂 And having the free funds to buy snow boots!
  • I do not have any specific events I need to do or go to this weekend.

Weekend Update

This weekend the husband and I began the great un-decking of the halls, never a fun task. Oof, we have a LOT of Christmas decor!

I wanted to go out for breakfast Saturday despite winter storm… I suggested Cortina’s diner, which is actually in walking distance. However husband felt it was too cold to walk so we drove which was… interesting. *cough*  I got much knitting done and good work on my scribal assignment for the January event. Quite pleased with it, actually. Taking photos to share after it’s no longer a state secret. 🙂

We went to the mall Saturday and Sunday just to get steps on the old pedometer. Happy to say I got over 10,000 steps every day, go me!