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18 June 2010 @ 02:06 am
Holy crap, I've been busy!  
So... Yeah... Life has been full of teh crazy...

On the SCA-front, I am in hardcore pull-the-details-together mode for Warriors and Warlords. Three weeks and counting! I am sort of a control freak and so I am doing the scheduling/site booklet as part of being autocrat, which makes me more comfortable with the process, but much, much busier. It would be easier if people simply understood that, yes, that deadline applied to you too... I don't care if you have a pointy hat, or a pretty medallion, or if you are really-super-extra-busy, or if your momma told you that you were the specialest flower ever, yes, that deadline was meant to apply to you too. I have a limited amount of time left to get this done before it needs to go to the printers, ergo, I need that information in a timely manner. :P (/rant)

I also recently went to Border Skirmish which had two elements of awesome. First, Deja and Edward got married in a lovely, short, very fun ceremony down on the beach. The garb was super spiff and she was a beautiful, hapy bride - hurray for low-stress weddings! Second, they asked me to do an Authentic Encampment at Border Skirmish this year, so I bordered our area with little linen flags, posted the sign, and got to be the last stop on the tours that were being run for the modern townsfolk. At one point, I'd had about 15 people signed up for the encampment, but the bad weather and other obligations decimated that number by the beginning of the event. Those that showed up had a good time, though, and I had other geeks in my own little geeky playpen, so life was good. Not so good was the weather - the rain started pretty much right after I got my fire going, of course. I tried to get some bread made anyway, but it was raining so hard my platter of bacon became bacon soup and the bread got wetter on top faster than it could cook on the bottom. (Sadly, the skyr I tried, hoping to replicate my success at Quest, was a failure again, even though it was protected from the rain. WTF?) I got well and truly soaked before I gave up, changed into dry clothes, and did the only thing one can do in that sort of situation - sat under a shade fly with friends and drank Scotch! Once the rain abated, however, a miracle occurred - the fire that had been such a bugger to get going magically restarted itself. I guess the downpour failed to put out all of the embers and they succeeded in drying out enough wood that the fire rekindled itself. Not one to waste the opportunity, I put down the Scotch, tossed together more dough and started baking up more bread for the tours. It was not the multi-component spread I had planned, but one adapts. And my boy ilaifire  got a Cygnus for his service at War. Yay! In all, a good event.

At work, there is a lot of catch-up from my May o' vacations and prep for my impending week off for WW. This is not helped by multiple Medicare rejections and stoopid issues I need to fix or by the fact that my co-worker (there are only two of us in the department) is out for two and a half weeks. Oi. I was pretty quality sick right after Jamaica and now work is kicking my ass, so I have been exhausted, even before digging into the WW stuff. On the home front, there is some strangeness too, and some critical thinking about the future... Debating whether an idea I have had kicking around for awhile is a Good Plan or a Really Bad Idea. Probably the latter. Might do it anyway, I've been good at that lately.

This weekend needs to be about the cleaning and the WW flags... Neither exactly fun but both necessary to complete. Ugh. And to finish the WW booklet so I can send it to the proofreaders if I can get certain people to send me the blasted schedule pieces already... *sigh* but for now, bed, and on freshly laundered linen sheets while a thunderstorm rages outside. Bliss.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Amanda Marksdottir: Manuscriptragnvaeig on June 18th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
I don't care if you have a pointy hat, or a pretty medallion, or if you are really-super-extra-busy, or if your momma told you that you were the specialest flower ever, yes, that deadline was meant to apply to you too.

FWIW, I have exactly this problem with my students.
"I'm a special case! Here's my paper for full credit."
"No you're not. Your paper is late. Ten percent off."
"But that's not fair!"
"No, not treating everyone equally is unfair. One deadline for everyone."
eithni: berserkiereithni on June 18th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I think raising kids to think they are all perfect and special is actually a problem. :p
whymcwhymc on June 18th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
I always find it difficult when my students seem to think that they are as perfect and special as I am. Deeply troubling.
eithni: greeneithni on June 18th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Ah, but I can reassure you that NO one is as special as you are! ;)
whymcwhymc on June 18th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
Aww. *biggianthugs*...

er... hey!
Gwynethgwyneth1362 on June 18th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
I have had no chance for conversation about schedules, I am sorry to say.
eithnieithni on June 18th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Well, I is working on T and I got an email from herself on a different topic, so I've emailed that address. *crosses fingers*
Petranellapetranella on June 19th, 2010 03:44 am (UTC)
Wow I felt horrible about being late and you've had my stuff for 2 weeks. I'm still sorry I was late.
eithni: greeneithni on June 21st, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
No prob. A few days tardy is easily enough handled. :P