Once again I find myself having ignored my duties of updating things here at Eligius for a long time. In fact, if you have been keeping up with me and the happenings in my life, April 28th, the date of the last of post is not too terribly far from the time I found out, or at least began to suspect I had MS. In many regards, since that was known, I have kind of avoided posting here. Many times I have thought about, but I was just not sure what to say – especially since I was not sure I was going to continue to doing medieval stuff, giving I am still not sure about my ability to ride horses.
Bottom line is I have sucked with the blogging since leaving on my adventures south at the fine SCA event known as Gulf Wars. I had big plans for doing some blogging while down there. Despite some notes that did materialize. I have since planned to kick that off in earnest after my return and yet there have been a multitude of reasons that have delayed that. A brief explanation is in order, probably, or least it is in my mind. First, though, take a look at the revamped theme, which had its own necessities also explained below. Give it a whirl and tell me what you think. As always comments and suggestions are always more than welcome!
Gulf Wars XX is just about one week away. Actually the official start of the war is on Tuesday, but I will be heading down on Saturday with a stop somewhere along the way to arrive on Sunday mid-morning. There are a few things going on Monday, including getting together for the opening ceremonies and the mounted royals processional, but more than that it allow me to get the camp all set up on Sunday afternoon instead of like the last couple of times I have been down where I arrived just about at dusk on Sunday evening and had the fun of then trying to set up a tent as the darkness fell. I am really looking forward to it though, as I am ready for the break from the mundane – forward that is except the long drive down and all the crazy stuff I need to get done between now and then actual departure time.
I think I have this right with the dates and such. Regardless, I know this is the first ever appearance the Lance of St. Eligius at a Ren Faire of any sort. We were doing it for fun and basically were getting paid for most of our gas and had maybe lunch provided or something as well, oh and we got to camp on site (at the Kentucky Horse Park) for free as well as free stalls for the horses. I am really only unsure of the year being 2001, but when I think on it that is definitely spot on. Seems like it was so much further back to me when I think on it. The more I think about it though, the more I know this has to be right. I went to my first Gulf Wars, which was X, in March before this. The embarrassment that was me and S.D. is why I got so busy with riding every morning before work for about a two or three-month period.
Had planned things so that I had a few extra dollars this past pay check and finally got a couple of those things ordered that I am so in need of for the upcoming campaign season, which is actually a lot closer to kicking off then I would like to think about. So, several things ordered and I am about like a kid on close to Christmas waiting for those first couple of things to show up. In the meantime, while being just darn giddy, my Mom met me in Lexington yesterday for a quaint surprise. I had mentioned something about maybe looking at getting a machine for my birthday wanted her opinion…
In case you could not tell by the picture above, yeah, I was asking for a sewing machine. I know, it is kind of odd request, but you see, everyone that I used to get to do those quick sewing jobs for me – especially late at night on a tight deadline right before I went on a trip has moved away and such. Now, I do not claim to be any sewing whiz or anything, but if I get things pinned down extremely well, go slow and pay attention to the details, in a pinch I can get something put together. I think, hopefully, like so many other it will be a case of some practice will make one better at the activity then my current level.