Since I've been here to post. *eek*
So, what's new? The living room is painted! Boe and I spent all weekend on it, and it looks really nice. Muuuuuuch better than before!
Um, nothing really on the garb front, although I am tempted to throw some linen in the washer and dryer to start on sheets for our camp bed. Boe wants to buy a rolling Rubbermaid bin for all his armor (yes, he *does* have an armor box, he wants one with wheels). I told him OK, but it's not going in our tent, it will go directly back to the car after combat. He got all huffy. I tried to explain that if he and I want to get more accurate in our kits, that includes the damned armor box. Besides, the one I made him works just fine and as he improves his kit, there will be less weight to haul around, making his current armor box just fine.
Honestly. *throws hands up in air* He wanted an armor box, I made him an armor box...and now It's Not Good Enough. Hrmph. Sometime, I'd really like to go to a camping event on my own, just to see how accurate I can be without taking Boe into account. Like a straw mattress/no undies/all linen-and-wool clothing/table linens actually made from linen/make attack_laurel
burst into applause sort of accurate. My 2 exceptions would be my glasses and my cigarettes (no one wants to see me go through withdrawals, trust me on this one). I think it would be fun. *sigh* Too bad I can't make it to Pennsic this year and hang out in the Enchanted Grounds. Maybe next year.
Work is going well, I've been taken off of the phones completely and now handle online-only customer service. It's a sweet gig. I'm very lucky. I want to enjoy it until our new corporate overlords decide whether or not my center is staying open. The anticipated merger is less than 3 months away. At least in buying our house I know that we will be able to afford the payments on Boe's salary alone. If I lose my job, I'll do the unemployment-and-school thing.
My sister sold her house, and she found a house in Florida. *gulp* They finalize the move at the end of the month. So my niece will be living in Florida for the next several years, until Melanie can convince her husband that Indiana's really the place to be. I am sad indeed. My sister and I have been getting on so well since Elena's been around, and Miss Len herself is just *sigh* absolutely adorable. I don't want them to go! We (my sibs and I) have an aunt who lives in Florida, and I never really got to know her -- she's been up for visits every 5 years or so, but I don't know her well, nor do I know my cousins. I don't want to be an aunt like that for Miss Len. I want her to remember me, and know that I adore her, and have good, clear, solid memories of us together. Lennie is 5 now, she won't remember me except through anecdotes and pictures. :-(
I'm trying my hand at container gardening this year (normally, I kill *everything* off), and have started the seeds for lavender, sage, oregano, basil, catnip, thyme, poppies, and pansies. Oh, and flax. (I have a future project in mind for the flax, oh yes I do!) Nothing has sprouted yet, but then again it's only been 2 days. We'll see how it goes.
On the adoption front, we're still getting everything together for that. The eleven bajillion questions and forms are a pain, but I understand why they are there, and so it goes.