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25 March 2011 @ 10:57 pm
Reflections on War  
Gauge and I were talking over Scotch on Tuesday night and mulling over this most recent Gulf Wars. I'd generally enjoyed myself, but felt a little bit at loose ends and was having trouble pinning down why that would be so when I was busy so much of the time. I think I finally hit on it, though - I had no firm obligations for the entire week. No classes to teach, no meetings to attend, no meals to cook, no battles to fight, no oasis to maintain, no real commitments. By and large, I could decide on a moment's notice whether or not I was going to partake in an activity. Very, very odd, but I guess that's what I get for deciding to go on like four days' notice. It was intended to be a break, but I think I may have gone a bit too far - the retaining and waterbearing shifts helped, as did the pick up whipcording class I taught, but excessive loafing just made me feeling as if I had misplaced something all week long... Ah well, it's not like this is likely to be a chronic issue in my world. :P
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marwen42marwen42 on March 26th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
I really sympathize with that feeling - I was having it too! Other than making hot water in the mornings, and a couple of retaining shifts, I was also at loose ends.

On the plus side, it meant that I had pre-scoped the merchant area so that I could guide Nanny to the best stuff in her half hour shopping window on Saturday morning. :-)
eithni: snapeeithni on March 26th, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
See, even shopping was a fail for me. The only thing I wanted was more fabric, which I certainly don't NEED. :p
Doug Hulick / Simon Morcarswords_and_pens on March 26th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
Tell you what: next time we're both at war together, you can do all the stuff I'm supposed to do, just to help you feel better. ;p
eithni: excellenteithni on March 26th, 2011 04:03 pm (UTC)
All the stuff? That could be FUN. :D *plots stilts and a Morcar-disguise*
dread_exdread_ex on March 26th, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
You didn't let him drink that oh so tasty scotch you bought Monday?
eithni: WTFeithni on March 26th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, gods no! That would've killed him. :p Evil Eithni's was pouring a nice Vom Fass selection.
raventhourneraventhourne on March 26th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
See. I'd take the "nothing required" war versus the "no u can't do that war" I had at Estrella. I felt like an invalid cause I wasn't allowed to do anything and even the EMTs were keeping track of my movements. Lol.

It's good though that this shouldn't be a common issue with you. It would drive you crazy if it was. Or maybe crazier than you are? (grin) though we like your brand of crazie. Hugs!
eithni: geekeithni on March 26th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
I think either of those options would make me nuts (in a different way than usual). Again, neither is likely to be a routine problem, so I'll not worry about it overmuch.

Congrats again on your spud! I can't wait to see more pictures... I don't suppose you'll be at Quest?
raventhourneraventhourne on March 26th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
No quest for us for a bit. We hope our first big trip will be the griffin dyeworks retreat in June. 10hours by car into socal.

I have to rework my clothing for feeding.

There are more pictures on Flickr. If u aren't on it I can send u a guest pass.
eithnieithni on March 27th, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
OK, I figured, but thought I'd ask.

I have looked at Flikr pages before, but never formally signed up, so yes, please send a pass when you get a moment!
grnjenny / Jennifer Carlsongrnjenny on March 27th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
See, now I had the complete opposite war. I was so busy, that I really didn't get to play much. I think if I'd finished the banners before war, or just earlier, I would have had more "me" time. That's how it goes, I guess. And I did get more sleep that I expected, which was nice.
eithni: peekabooeithni on March 27th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, I was plenty BUSY - I found plenty of classes and activities I was interested in - I just didn't have many COMMITMENTS.
Erinkaige_of_ct on March 27th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
I can relate. I'm usually happiest when I feel needed, and have a job to do and know what I'm gonna do and when.