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Cat Cat Cat!

Jollypaws is home! The Animal Rescue League called me this morning.  They picked him, scanned for a chip, and viola! YAAAAAAYYY!  He's fine, too, except a little weak from losing weight.  Took him straight to the vet, and just have to do a flea treatment and feed him wet food several times a day.  He's a little stinky, but I can't bring myself to give him a bath today.  We are so happy to have him back!!
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One of my favorite songs

So with the song meme rolling around, I thought I'd share one of my favorite songs. Not into modern music enough to actually do the meme. I love this song. It always makes me smile. It's a good one to sing long to at the top of your lungs:

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(no subject)

1. Where are you camping?

N-10, Polyhymnia, a sub-camp of the Debatable Lands

2. When are you arriving?

Saturday, July 31st, afternoon for set-up, then possibly Sunday, Aug 1st, depending on how good my kids are.  Up to stay on Wednesday, Aug 4th.

3. What cool stuff are you doing?

Gonna try for my TW marshal-ship.  Singing in our concert.  Teaching a class, Probably help out at Heralds' Point check-out again.  Classes (looking forward to "No Wait Gate" and the smocking one especially), drinking, and partying! No kids for a week!

4. What's your SCA name?

Hilderun Hugelmann ("Hilda")
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Clothes (slightly boring)

We looked through the kids' garb last night.  Not too bad... four outfits for Carl, five for Otto.  They'll only be up for 3 1/2 days, so that's pretty good.  Ideally, they should each have 5-6 outfits b/c of wet and dirt.  Kids that age get *dirty*.  I mean, really, really filthy.  They each have a couple of hoods, too, that just barely fit.  Bit fit they do!  Carl has a linen coif, and Otto needs one.  Spent a few hours last night hand-sewing one for him.  Needs another couple of hours, and I'll be done.  Why handsew something that would otherwise take maybe 20 mins on a machine? Practice of course!  Used the techniques I learning in "Woven Into the Earth" (Highly recommend - look, it's on sale!).  Workds great! And looks way better than machine sewing, too.  Guarantee that Otto loses it, though! :)

My garb looks pretty good.  Same as last year, except my favorite shift is dying a slow, fraying death.  Ben cut out another one for me, but I have yet to sew it.  I've realized I'm not sure how to finish the seams. French, flat fell, zig zag?? It's a fine, sort of slippy linen.  Can't decide.  Otherwise I have a purple cotehardie Ts'vee'a made for me that's extra since last year, and likely a pink kirtle.  Ben also cut out a Viking apron dress that I need to put together and fit.  I think I'm going to baste it together to fit it first, then take it apart, finish all the edges, then sew it back together.  That one may not get done, as I don't have an undertunic to go with it.
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Hilda's Axioms for Life

The events of today (illegal U-turn traffic ticket - boo - sign is ambiguous IMO) have led me to add a 4th Axiom to my Axioms for Life.  Here they are:

1. Men are stupid.  Women are irrational.  The sooner you accept this, the happier you'll be.
2. There are two kinds of people in the world: People you work with, and people you deal with.  As long as you know which you are talking to, you'll be fine.
3. You occassionally have to step on people's toes - it's unavaoidable. But if you do it properly, they will thank you for the foot massage.
4. Just because a battle can be won, does not mean it should be fought.
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Of Pee and Little Boys

Otto went the whole ENTIRE day in underwear without an accident! WOOOOOOOOOO! WOOOOOOO!!!! I hate diapers I hate diapers I hate diapers! Light is at the end of the tunnel! Halfway there, baby!
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My Motto

So about a month ago, I decided I needed a personal motto, in Latin, especially for use in the SCA (cuz who else appreciates Latin mottoes, really?).  I came up with one that I am particularly pleased with, and will probably use for a very, very long time.  Every time I use it, it reminds me why I do what I do.  I really like it! 

In Levitate et Caritate

"With Levity and Affection"  (The "In" would be omitted except in correspondence.)
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Ugh

I feel like everything I've done in the past couple of days has been wrong, and everything I do to help makes things worse.
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