This morning started off rough. When the alarm went off at 5:20 I really, really didn't want to get up and was moving slowly. Apparently too slowly as I literally just missed the first bus, and realized that I had managed to forget both my cell phone and my UW ID/ UPASS at home. Not a great way to start the day. To top it off I just found out that our usual conference that would have been thursday they just realized is in conflict with something else, so I had to scramble to reschedule room, parking and food- luckily it was all manageable and I was still able to get the room they wanted.
So, on to the happy, happy thoughts. :)
I'm getting really excited about the trip to Italy. I got a call from Ms.I that the apartment we were originally going to rent two rooms in is all booked up but she had found a flat closer to the Duomo that we could all stay in together with a balcony and kitchenette for less than we would have paid for the two rooms. Girl time will be had!! OMG the estrogen will flow like the mighty Nile. We'll go a couple of days early so we can spend the time in Venice! I just can't imagine how it could get any better.
I finished a present for a friend last night. I had taken out the silk the night before, but let it hang to in theory straighten itself out somewhat. I learned how to do japanese pearl knots last weekend and I got some real pearls (although not perfectly matched) while I was at shipwreck beads, and some amazingly cool and whimsical findings. I hope she likes it, maybe if I catch her at the right time I can even make her squeal. :)
The tent is on the way. I should have it hopefully by the end of the week, and now I'm getting all kinds of canvas twitterpated. I'm still going to need to make a ground cloth for it, although R has offered to do all the measuring for me as the last one I had that was a little too small at the way 'round made his pants a little cranky. :) I plan to paint not only the tent, but paint and seal the ground cloth as well- I figure bare canvas wouldn't stay clean long anyway, may as well have a pretty design to get all smudged up. I've been looking into tent painting instructions: http://www.currentmiddleages.org/tents/pavgeneral.htm#genpavilionpaintingdecoration
Oh, and I just got another period Italian tent link, this one which depicts the siege of Florence in 1530. OMG, I can totally document poop now! Much more appealing, it also shows camp kitchens!! http://home.hvc.rr.com/chrisl/siege/siege.html
I plan to do some research and get it all figured out in my head before I actually start. I hope to have it all ready to go in time for June Faire, but perhaps I'm a little delusional.
I've sent off the advertisements/ announcements about the July Coronation costume contest, and let the web person know about all of the needed updates so if people go to the website they're not directed to the wrong people.
I've also started moving on the A&S edition of the Crier. Sent of a note to Kingdom A&S, and have just contacted one baronial officer so far. I think I'll try to at least sent out a message to all of them today, as who knows what/ when/ if I'll hear back.
I'm going to be spending sometime with the turnip of cuteness. Since I didn't grab my phone on the way out the door this morning I'll have to be sure to make arrangements before I leave. I get my baby-fix! I think I'll let her run around as much as possible. I think sometimes she just wants to run and be free. I'm also taking the turnip on Sunday night for a while so mommy & daddy can have a < gasp> date night with movie.