lothiriel_1: (Banzai)
(Apologies to my FaceBook friends, who will get a sense of deja vu whilst reading this.)


Yesterday was fantastic. I'd been monitoring the forecast on weather.com all week, and cringing at the "showers" that were predicted for yesterday. However, while the day dawned overcast and cool, it warmed up considerably and rain never made an appearance (although it did get pretty humid). I arrived at the grounds by 9:10ish (after an hour's drive) and waited in the highly unorganized traffic line to get onto the grounds and pay my admissions and parking fee. That task done, I was able to go into the festival itself.

Celtic goodness )
lothiriel_1: (Banzai)
I spent 14 hours on Saturday sitting on my arse, scrapbooking.

Seriously!

The local alumni chapter of a sorority hosts an annual charity scrapbooking crop (proceeds going to St. Jude's), and this year was no exception. The difference from previous years was that this time, the event was publicized widely, and it was held in the vacant space next to the store. I'd signed up and paid early on, and by last Friday morning, I had all the photos I wanted to work on printed, and all my supplies packed and ready to go.

It was a great event! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were provided (local businesses donated all the food - we even had coffee and goodies from Starbucks), there was a silent auction, a raffle, and lots of door prizes. I didn't win a bloody thing. :)

I did, however, get all of the photos I brought with me cropped and attached to their respective pages, and some of the journalling done. Color me pretty freaking proud of myself. I have another big crop to go to next month - guess I'd better get cracking on printing more photos.

Swimming total - 10 miles. Only 5 left to go. I may be able to get them all done by Friday. I need to be done by next Monday afternoon, since I have a dentist appointment next Wednesday, and I drive north the morning after.

I sent an e-mail to Eric F. (4QF) yesterday, letting him know that I'll play Memory Keeper/Photographer again this year, so it looks like I've made a "what's my SR08 job this year" decision. We've actually had someone on the 4QF forum (I have no idea who) step up to be the Warriors' Tribe team leader, so that's another thing I don't need to worry about. I still haven't decided whether I'll take a watch or not - if I do, it's going to be either one of the first, or one of the last.

Other than that, I plan to just float around at will.
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"How the waiting countryside thrills with joy when Bluebird brings us the first word of returning spring ... reflecting heaven from his back and the ground from his breast, he floats between sky and earth like the winged voice of hope." W.L. Dawson


What is it about the sight of a small bird who wears the sky on his back that can make one feel that all is right with the world?

My bluebirds have returned for a second season to nest in my bird bottle. Here's the pair: female on the left, male on the right.




More pics at the cut )

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