Monday, April 20, 2009

I Have a Pell in My Backyard

There's a pell in my backyard.

While I was mowing around it earlier (with "Wynn-power" -- a push mower), I was thinking about it and laughing at myself. It's one of *those* things. Somehow, I don't think the guy who my mom is encouraging me to meet at the book club or the singles group at church or the dude Dad wants me to pick up at the local cowboy bar would truly get that.

"Oh, that? That's a pell. My ex-boyfriend put it up so that he could practice ... ummm ... hitting people with sticks. Y'know to do more precise combinations faster, with less thought... Oh, yeah, that ... I have a lot of friends who do it. They put on armor and use practice swords made of a wood-like material. What? Ummm... Yeah, I'm pretty sure he's over me. Ummm, about 6'4", ~245? ... Oh, you have to go now, really? ... Well, I'll talk to you later? Call me?"

There really should be a special dating site for SCA people. I really can't put the pell on

"Countess and Laurel (that means I can sew) who's not that jaded -- with long blond hair, and, well, I think I have dainty ankles, but everyone else says my best feature is my smile -- seeks male fighter, for mutual support... I'll watch you fight, make sure you drink enough, and cheer you on at all the right times (I'm good at this, I have references); you let me watch you fight (you don't even have to be that good) and be there to tell me it will be alright when things go bump in the night; please be either over your mid-life crisis or have a few good years left before it starts. I own a car that will carry a 9-foot spear -- on the inside, and did I mention I have a pell in my backyard?" :o)

Monday, March 30, 2009

A Darn Fine Axe

Photo courtesy Nancy Belcher (Rigela)

Sometimes a photo says it all...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Better, Stronger, Greener

On the way home, we passed through Greensburg. They are rebuilding. The thing that was most striking (aside from the many blocks of nothingness) was all the little sprouts on the decimated trees.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Calontir Camp at Estrella

Sunrise over the merchant area.

Calontir camp

Cold morning!
Across the road

Toward the battle field.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Rocks and Pots

You may recognize this from this post about my fabulous dentist's office. Another checkup with no cavities! (That's two in a row! I may be making Jennwynn history!)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Recently Kept

(Already boring...)
Things that have made it on my wall recently.

A gift from an author, 
a bookmark my boss brought back from Italy, 
and the site token from my Queen's Prize.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bats and Traps

At the hardware store in West Point, NE, where my parents live. 

You can buy a bat, or a trap...

Another Beginning

February seems to be my time for starting things. January seems to be for endings...

So, I'm back here, with photos. Not sure about my strength of commitment here, no one to prove anything to, and not a lot going on in daily life to document. But I enjoyed this project while I did it, and I've missed it.

Yay, February and 2009!


Friday, January 23, 2009