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Also this from last night! [Apr. 2nd, 2008|10:40 am]
brighidross

From our report last night:
A Personal Note from the Baroness:
At the end of Kingdom Arts and Sciences, I was approached by Mistress Morgaina
who was a merchant selling her beautiful pottery. She handed me a gorgeous pelican
plate and told me that it had been purchased for me and the buyer wished to
remain anonymous. All my best pleading and coaxing were of no avail, and she
would not tell me who to thank. So…if you are out there? Thank you so very much.
It is beautiful and I will cherish it. It has a plate stand and sits on my glass
shelves with the other items I treasure most.

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For Aelfgyfu asks [Mar. 11th, 2008|03:05 pm]
brighidross
 How do you generally feel about circus arts/juggling, and how do you feel about it in your life specifically?

As with all the talents I don't possess, I admire greatly those that can juggle.  But I have no manual dexterity. I especially love to watch Cedric juggle, I love to watch Cedric watch juggling.  He enjoys it so much, and gets this big kid like grin on his face. One of my favorite possessions is the glass juggling ball that Aelfa gave to the judges at Kingdom A&S two years ago!
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Austin Meme while I am watching Pride and Prejudice [Mar. 10th, 2008|03:24 pm]
brighidross

I am Elinor Dashwood!


Take the Quiz here!

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We did it!!!!!!!!!!! [Dec. 9th, 2007|08:30 pm]
brighidross
What am amazing day!!!!  Got up at 4:30 this morning to pick up lilcindylouwhoo and hubby. Got the 6:30 ferry from Bremerton and off to the Race! Met up with a couple more guys and buzzed around Westlake Center for a while before the race started... The 6 of us and 12,000 other people! Largest turnout ever for the Jingle Bell Run... 
The race for our group started promptly at 9:00. The first 6 blocks were an uphill incline, and then down to the express lanes of I-5. We ran and ran and ran as it tried to snow in flurries. Then in the tunnel we ran with lots and lots of folks singing "Jingle Bells!" I couldn't believe the sheer numbers of runners, joggers and walkers. We ran and ran and ran some more...then saw the sign that said 1 mile... I was bummed! I was sure we had run twice that far!!! So we ran and ran and ran some more. I discovered that I am not a talker when I run... I tend to go inside my brain and just focus on that next step. I need to lighten up and enjoy the experience more. The we passed the sign that said 2 miles... I felt pretty good. Cedric had taken my Santa hat off my head and I was much more comfortable.... we (and by we I mean 50 or 60 of us at a time)  made the hairpin turn back on the express lanes. After a brief incline most of it was downhillish.... then we exited onto pine ran and uphill a bit and downhill a bit then more and more downhill... at this point I noticed that the masses ( hard to describe without actually being there) were moving up hill, steeply... That was the low point of the race!  I was sure I couldn't do it. 
Cedric kept telling me to breathe and lilcindylouwhookept telling me to take short strides, while Talon kept telling me I was doing super... pretty soon we were at the top of the hill turning the corner. 
As we turned the corner I could see the finish line 5 blocks away... all down hill. I started to cry.... tears running down my face as we ran the last leg of the race. Cedric kept telling me to slow down, but there was no way!!! As we reached the last block we all held hands as we ran into the crowd at the finish line.
We had finished the race, without stopping, without walking, running the entire way!!! I still can hardly believe it. 
After a year of planning and working and training with literally two steps forward one step back... We had accomplished out goal... What an incredible feeling! We celebrated with mochas from the Dilletante Chocolate store, and a healthy lunch.
Then back to the Bremerton ferry where we ran into the incomprable countess_eand home  in time for a visit with mrq_laurellenand arontiusand other friends. Also for lilcindylouwhoo's birthday surprise for me! A pedicure!! I have never has a pedicure and never, ever had my toe nails painted. Where has this been all my life!!! What fun!!
Then a quick drive to play Soccer. It was a fun game... we lost... but tons of fun. The out to dinner and we are home now... and pretty tired. What a great way to spend our 7th Anniversary!!!!
I am very proud of myself and of Cedric who ran with me, despite his ankle issues. The plan now it  a shower and to give his ankles a good rub.
We found out that there is another 5K run in March.... I think we could do it... and will start practicing later this week!!!

 
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Off to the Races [Dec. 9th, 2007|05:14 am]
brighidross

Sunday Morning 5AM up and ready (?) to go! 
Shoes?  Check
Red running clothes?   Check
Santa Hat?   Check
Jingle Bell?   Check
Ben Gay.... Check
Common sense?    Oh don't have any....

OK.... Here we go... will tell you all the results later!

 

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Cool new Userpic [Dec. 8th, 2007|08:53 am]
brighidross
Thanks so much wynterseafor the awesomely cool Chickon!!!!!!
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Me too [Nov. 29th, 2007|06:18 pm]
brighidross

Your Score: Saffron


You scored 75% intoxication, 50% hotness, 75% complexity, and 50% craziness!



You are Saffron! Those other spices have nothing on you! You're warm, smart, and you make people feel really good (and with no side-effects!). You can be difficult to get to know and require a lot of those who try, but you're so totally worth it. *Sigh*

Link: The Which Spice Are You Test written by jodiesattva on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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Just Shoot me now.... [Nov. 28th, 2007|03:43 pm]
brighidross
[mood |aggravatedaggravated]

Wow... my ex-mother in law...who I really don't care for at all... just called and made an appointment to be a new patient for the Dr. I work for. Of all the gin joints in all the world.....
Well, crap. That is all.

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Congrats to Lilcindylouwhoo!!! [Nov. 26th, 2007|09:40 am]
brighidross
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[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

Huge shout out for

lilcindylouwhoo!!! She ran in her first 1/2 marathon yesterday!!! That is 14+ miles in 2 3/4 hours!!! Wow!!! She just started running last December. Congrats hun on a huge Accomplishment! I am so very proud of you! You are an inspiration!!!

 

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Home and Tired [Nov. 26th, 2007|08:59 am]
brighidross
[mood |happyhappy]

Thank you all for the wonderful Birthday Wishes!!!! What a great group of freinds I have.
I had a fantastic birthday, down at my Dad's. Came home full of fresh crab (my Dad caught 12 on Wednesday and my son caught 12 Thanksgiving Morning!) and tired. Man my Dad is hard to keep up with!
Thursday was full of cooking goodness...very traditional..just the way Dad likes it.... 
Friday Cedric and got up at 7 and hit the local Fred Meyer for sales.... we went for socks...they were on sale. We ended up filling a cart with all sorts of things...then we stood back and looked at everything we had put in the cart...and at all the people running around frantically. We looked at each other shrugged and walked away from the cart and out of the store. It was amazing! Instead we went home and made breakfast for Dad and Andrew. That was much more fun... the rest of the day was was bopping around Seaside, watching the crowds...making the pilgramige to the Pendleton Wool outlet, doing the traditional bagel lunch with Marcella and then home to have leftovers and watch White Christmas on TV. I got lots of hand sewing done...Cedric even took a turn at embellishing a bag or two, he did a great job!
Saturday was breakfast out... then home to do chores for Dad. We went exploring at Fort Stevens and found the yurt camping... I see the possiblility of a non sca yurt adventure in my future...15 yurts...each sleeping 5 people... we could have a blast! 
Saturday evening was spent in the cold watching Marcella play Mrs. Claus. I thought both my Dad and St. Andrew were going freeze to death, neither of them have an ounce of fat to keep warm. Post parade and really pathetic community sing a long... we fortified with scotch and then went out to Birthday Dinner... it was soo yummy. I will be in the gym every day this week to make sure I can still fit into the loverly apron dress that 

fragmentsofnim has been working on!
Got home yesterday afternoon after stopping at Shipwreck Beads to refill our beas supply for baronial award necklaces. Had a slight adventure there. This nice man came up and commented on the objects in our cart, then shook both our hands... Cedric asked him if he worked there..and he said " Well, they let me help out once and a while...I actually own the company." Of course Cedric struck up a conversation and they walked all over the store talking about beads and wire. My husband has never met a stranger! We spent the rest of the day running and visiting... it was a long day, but spent time with some of our favorite people in the world!!! 

Now onto preparing for Yule this weekend. My to do list is intimidatingly long! But if I apply myself it will all get done and Yule will be a blast! We have 4 competitors for Bardic!  The year of A&S has been a huge success!!!!

 

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