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So, for my local friends... (and non-local ones who may want to make the trip - heh...)

I am going to see the following plays, most likely on the following days. Who wants to join in the fun? :-) If so, let me know and I'll get my mum to pick up tickets. They're benefactors, so tickets they buy can have seating reserved... so no standing in that long-ass line up to try and rush to get good seats!

Othello - Sunday June 28th
Richard II - Sunday July 19th
All's Well that Ends Well - Sunday August 16th

Please let me know fairly quickly, as this season is selling very well and some nights are already sold out. :-D
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A number of you here are interested in Renaissance gear, or attend cons, faires, and gathers. You'll probably want to take a look at this site... I've fallen in love with at least a half-dozen pieces. Heh.

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6697846

The owner is passionate about her work, and I'm sure the craftsmanship is wonderful though I haven't seen any of it first-hand. Her attention to detail in her photography and other hobbies would indicate it. :-)

It's also rough times on small traders right now... please feel free to spread the URL around.
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Damn....

So I accomplished my goal for the day - which was to have almost all my Christmas wrapping done and my cards written and addressed.

Except I'm missing some addresses and can't figure out where the damn things went.

Got all my relatives... but I'm missing internetz friends addresses, so if you'd like me to be able to contact you (and possibly send you random things in the mail... don't worry, I don't expect reciprocation - I spent too many years just not being able to find the time to worry about that) please leave your address in (screened) comments in this post. :-)
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If you don't play WoW, you're not going to understand a word of this post. Or, more correctly, the words will make sense individually, but when placed together, their sense will evaporate.

My character on WoW dinged 70 last night... and Frazer gave me 3400 gold to make sure I got my epic flying mount immediately... sweet man.

Ok... well, I have to pay it back. And he's claiming... "interest". But that's fun, rather than a chore. *grins* And I'm an herbalist/alchemist so my potential for making money in-game is very high.

So I log on after the boy went to bed this evening and received a group-invite from our guild-master. I accepted automatically... and immediately received a summon into Tempest Keep. o.O My noobie-70, pulled into a 25-man raid. Haven't even run a heroic.

I didn't suck, which was a pleasant surprise. I was insanely under-geared for it, but even so I managed to out-DPS the tanks. Yay! And only wiped the raid once. Oops. Mind you, out guild-master wiped the raid once as well, for the same reason I did, so it could have been worse. Hehe.

And High Astromancer Solarian dropped a really nice pair of warlock pants. I wasn't gonna roll on it, because I was really more a liability than anything else on the raid and got brought in because they were 24-manning it so I filled up the empty slot. However, I had several guild-mates stamping their feet at me and ordering me to roll, and the raid leaders and gm basically telling me "roll, damn it!". So I did. And won it.

So I got my first epic, and my first two badges, from Tempest Keep. I'm not even geared for Karazan! Hehe.

Then a bunch of officers went and raided their banks for mats (as I'm broke-broke-broke as is Frazer from buying that mount) and gemmed and enchanted my gear. I think they've been looking forward to me dinging 70. Hehe. Nice to know they're so excited by it. I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy about it right now. :-)
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I've been feeling strangely reticent lately. Posting and returning emails has seemed to be more energy than I can muster. Not really a good state of affairs... I'm anti-social enough without adding to it.

My Nana leaves to return to England today. I've been spending the last few days as much at my mum's as I can. She really is getting old and frail. She loses the thread continually and can't keep instructions straight in her head for five seconds all together. It's so hard to watch... and I don't like the fact that she's returning home to a place that's a good half hour or more from either of my aunts - who themselves have very busy lives.

My mum and Doug decided to try and convince Nana to come live over here. They're going to be filling in the paperwork over the next few days and start the process of having her come over to live with them. With luck the Canadian government will not have a problem with it. I'd like to state once more for the record that Doug, with all his idiosyncrasies, is a very, very good man. It is not going to be easy having Nana living with them, but he just shrugged his shoulders when I mentioned how thankful I was that he was willing to undertake such a huge commitment and said that some things are just obviously right to do. He also commented that eventually he'd get used to having his socks and underwear getting put away ironed too, but that that one would always be slightly awkward. Hehe.

Frazer and I will be taking our first vacation this winter. We are leaving on December 17th for Las Vegas, where we will stay for the night before driving down to Arizona to visit internetz friends. We will be staying with them for four nights, then driving back up to spend another night in Las Vegas before flying back on December 23rd. All the adults (and I use this term lightly) involved in this little venture are extremely excited about the prospect. Rhys couldn't care less... but that's because he's really not of an age to understand. Hehe. I'm a little trepidatious about taking him away for so long, but I'll get over it. Tickets are booked, passport information has been delivered to the Government, so we should receive our passports in the next 2 weeks, and all that's really left is figuring out car rental, hotel accommodation for the two nights in Vegas, and insurance. Whee!

Went to a wedding on Sunday. It was fun, and lovely to see Trav and Lisa happily (and finally) wed. They were very brave and opened the floor to guests to give little speeches and share stories on the spur of the moment. :-) Frazer got up to say a few words, although I abstained. A bride should never hear on her wedding day "So, I know Trav because we dated for 8 months..." at the beginning of a speech. Hehe.

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And a pic of me from the wedding as well... )

Christmas!

Dec. 25th, 2007 10:20 am
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Merry Christmas, my friends.

Making coffee to go wake the husband up. First Christmas and the first half of Second Christmas have been lovely... now for the second half of Second Christmas, as we opened our presents to each other last night, but Rhys still has to open his. Santa was good to him... not that he'll understand. :-) Rhys gave me a wonderful Christmas present this morning, though. After having woken up a little later than usual (7am), and having been up and fed, he decided he was still tired and I put him back to bed and he slept until 10am. Which means I did too.

Sleep is the best present a parent of a young child can ever recieve.

I hope you are having a good time and are surrounded by all that is joyous of the holiday season. I am thinking of you. It's interesting to note how people I have never actually met are such a huge part of my life. Thank you all for your interest, your support, and your commentary through the year, and for letting me share part of your lives as well.

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