It Was 20 Years Ago Today

Us, about to head off to his first renfaire.  Seeing as he's off performing in it again tomorrow as an actor, I think we can say he enjoyed it.

(or possibly, how #Elfquest changed my life) (Warning, super geeky content ahead!) It was 20 years ago today (give or take) that I met the man who would become my husband. I’ve been playing Dungeons & Dragons since high school, though I would have loved to play earlier than that I didn’t have anyone to…

Spring is Springing!

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It hasn’t quite sprung yet. It was 80 degrees for 3 days in a row, and I got cocky and planted stuff. Then this past weekend I had to scramble to build a cold frame to put over the raspberry bushes because it got down into the low 30’s at night for a few nights…

Organizing Insanity

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Every year, I host one holiday party: The Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian tradition that we celebrate on Christmas eve. We invite friends and family, and I’ve always considered it a come-all sort of thing. The more the merrier. I think this year’s count is 10 people, it fluctuates. I don’t remember exactly…

The Armorymoire

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Old houses have storage problems. This is a given. Nobody 100 years ago had a ton of crap they needed to stash, unless it was out back by the barn.

When you’re involved in historical re-enactment AND stage combat, there’s a lot of gear that goes with that…