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Because that's a good place to start.

This weekend was Her Stellar Majesty Queen Amelot Lisette de Blamont's Queen's Champion and Guardian of the Queen's Hope Tournaments.  The Stronghold of Hellsgate hosted the event and evidently, we did well.

The event was held on Camp Mabry, in the camping area and the site was declared a winner by just about all and sundry.  There was a charity race being held on post the same morning, so we had a bit of a SNAFU with the traffic situation and road closure, but overall?  It went really well.  The gate guards were polite, professional and got our folks through the gate with little to no hassle. 

I did the site tokens, and they were pretty well received I think.  Basically, I copied a page from a German fencing manual, then copied that painting with some quotes, to make bookmarks.  The originals were framed for HRM, as her site token.

I also ended up with waterbearing, not that I minded.  It just kinda slipped Liam's mind, and so I grabbed it.  Sara and Ghilean helped like crazy, though, so I appreciated them manning the table when I couldn't or was off being a social butterfly.

Overall?  OMG great event.  Exhausting, but fun, and everyeone seemed to have a good time.  I also made the Queen cry, first thing in the morning, so I count that as a win.  (They have all go to invest heavily in waterproof makeup.)

Uh.  Other than that, not much else going on.  Tired and sore from the weekend, but back at work and trucking along.

This weekend coming up is a quiet weekend, and then next weekend is 3 Whosiwhatsis, where I WILL be fighting.  In fact, I've got ONE scroll lined up for Gulf Wars, and that's IT for a while.  I'd like to concentrate on my fighting, and get at least some of the rust knocked off before I take on another commission, so I'm going to tie my hands to my knees so they don't float up any more.
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This is a recap post, and crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] gardening

We've been doing some work on the front yard lately, and I wanted to crow about it.  It's not as awesome as some of y'all's gardens but considering what we started with, I'm please as can be!
 
This is what we started with: BORING!!!!



Progress... )
soldiergrrrl: (I have no clue what I'm doing...)
I got for Christmas. This one:



and I'm finally out and about on it a bit.  I'm nervous as hell, lemme tell you.  NERVOUS.  She's bigger than my last bike, and has a fair amount of power, but I love her.  (Her name's Rook, in case anyone wants to know.)

(God, this is sooooooo disjointed.)

I've taken the basic rider's course, and did pretty well.  Slow speed stuff makes me wibbly, but I'm getting better.  I took her to the gas station to fill up and got in and out okay, although it took me a lot longer than it should have to actually feel like I had enough room to make the turn, and the subsequent right hand turn to get home. 

Liam has been out riding with me, and we've got headsets, so he's been wonderful about keeping me focused and steady.  :-)

The only thing that makes me nervous is that he's a much better rider than I am and he's way more comfy on his bike.  See:  Much better rider.  :-)  He's apologized for seeming like a hard ass about getting me out and around, and if I feel like he's pushing me to go faster or on bigger roads than I feel ready for, I'm supposed to tell him. 

This is going to become my commuter bike, although that's a bit off in the future.  Getting to work is one thing, since traffic is pretty light at 0600, but 1630 is a whole different animal and the idea of stop and go on an overpass makes me want to barf. 

Headsets are charging, and we'll be heading out again after dinner to make the inner loop, and whatnot.  We'll see how it goes.
soldiergrrrl: (Whimper)
Well, USAA called me today.  Pony is a loss.  She was a good car, fun and faithful and she died protecting me.

I'll miss you, but God we have fun.

Really...

Jul. 18th, 2010 02:08 pm
soldiergrrrl: (Kiss)
I can't begin to express how lucky I really am.  Even through chat, my husband cracks me up.

Other people I cherish make me smile and laugh in text, on the phone, or through email. 

The amount of laughter in my life amazes me.  I'm surrounded by it, and I am so beyond happy that some times it scares me.

Blessings, I has them.
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Evidently, there's been some consternation about the folx I sometimes talk about here. So, to give a handy players guide:

The husband, [livejournal.com profile] sappersgt . He is so beloved of me, and I ache when we're apart. He is, quite simply, the best thing in my entire life.

The roommate of awesomeness, [livejournal.com profile] cenliamgordon . He is honestly one of the bright spots of my life. He rocks. He and his family are dearly loved and I am so grateful he's in my life.

The Best Friend of Awesomeness and Kittens, [livejournal.com profile] amaliazavattini . She is also known as the Honorable Lady Amalia and is the wonderful talent behind the amazing creations at Lizzard Virtual Gallery. Seriously, she is an amazing lady and is just...awesomeness and kittens. I'm not sure what I did to deserve her friendship, but I love her to death and hope she knows what a positive influence she is.

The Tall Husband of Awesomeness, [livejournal.com profile] alejandro_sca , also known as the Honorable Lord Alejandro Ramirez Mendoza. (At least I HOPE that's the right name...It's what his LJ says anyway...). He is an incredibly talented software engineer and woodworker. He's tall and...well, awesome. (In case you don't know him, he's also sneaky and rather evil. Just listen to his laugh some day! Evil overlord alert!)

There are the in-laws, [livejournal.com profile] sappersdad , [livejournal.com profile] sappersmom and [livejournal.com profile] auxdarastrix , as well as various cousins and other family here. :-)

My mom, [livejournal.com profile] mom_in_texas never posts, although she'd better remember her password here some day, as well as my brother, [livejournal.com profile] jensbro . My step dad, Tom, never posts. Heck, I'm not even sure he reads this. My biological dad, [livejournal.com profile] oldman1941 , has an LJ, but I don't know how often he logs in.

Uh. I think that's about it, at least for family that I might refer to in the LJ.
soldiergrrrl: (Yay!)
Tomorrow, I will be up to my eyeballs in turkey, family and friends, so I'm going take a moment today to say how thankful I am for my life. I have a wonderful, loving family, the best friends I could ask for, a stable job, and a new house. My dogs are pretty awesome (even horrible little rat dogs that steal sandwiches off desks...) and I am so incredibly blessed.

Tell me what you're grateful for?

We did it!

Oct. 22nd, 2009 01:06 pm
soldiergrrrl: (Yay!)

We are now homeowners!

*dances* 

I'm still slightly croggled that this is my life.  It's just too awesome.

I'll get some pictures tomorrow.  Since we don't fund until tomorrow, we won't pick up keys until then, but after that, it's on, baby!

OMG HOUSE!
 

soldiergrrrl: (Byzantine flag)

Greetings!
 
Ioannes and Helena Dalassene, Liam Gordon and The Fighting Company of Hells Gate would like to invite you to Beer, Bruises and Barbeque on Dec. 20, 2008 in Jarrell, Texas.
 
Although it's close to the holiday, we're holding fighter practice and a housewarming party, as well as a chance to lay stick on a Soldier on R&R from Iraq (at his request!).
 
Our front and back yards are big enough to go a few rounds before enjoying some cold beer and hot food with friends.  Please join us!
 
Where:  Helena, Ioannes and Liam's place.  Email me for directions!
 
Why:  It's a chance to get some stick time, have some adult beverages, and some good food.  Children are welcome!
 
When:  20 Dec 2008 at 12 pm, but feel free to show up later!
 
Please let us know if you can make it, and whether you can contribute to Beer or Barbeque.  (We're all expectiing to contribute to Bruises!)
 
Email soldier.grrrl@gmail.com.
 
Thanks!
Helena Dalassene
 

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