Sunday, September 10, 2006

  1. I haven't started a GM thread in months, so I thought I'd get one going early (it's still only quarter to 8 here on the West Coast).

    My dh and I attended an offbeat kind of event today called the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire. It's held out in the middle of nowhere, on about 15 acres of dusty and extremely uneven pastureland, but it was a blast!! Many of the attendees come dressed in Elizabethan-era costumes and say things like "Good morrow, m'lady" and "forsooth", and you're supposed to try to speak the same way to all you meet. There were knights and ladies fair, jousting contests, swordfights, singing and dancing, even fencing lessons (wow, is THAT a workout!!) and blacksmithing, not to mention a lot of cool stuff to look at........and buy.

    We ate and drank, we reveled, we walked probably six or eight miles (good thing we've both lost weight recently!), and then we bought ourselves a pair of matching swords and wore them, complete with scabbards, all around the Faire. Surprisingly, I got my share of approving glances from some of the knights and more than a few jealous looks from their ladies.........:wink2: I wasn't dressed as a delicately pampered Elizabethan damsel, I was a free spirit with a thirst for adventure, and I walked along more jauntily than usual with my trusty sword in my belt and my faithful mate with one just like it thrust through his own.

    Thus was our adventure for the day.........good morrow, thou good friends, and enjoyeth the rest of thy eventide!:chuckle
  2. 44 Comments

  3. by   suebird3
    Starting the thread a bit early, eh?

    Glad you had a blast at the Faire. This weekend was normally a weekend for one of 'our' re-enactments, but the dang committee cancelled it. Ah, well; there is the one coming up early October. I should get lots of pictures and *finally* post them.

    Till later....


  4. by   Tweety
    Marla, you're starting the good morning Sunday thread talking about Saturday. Makes my head spin. Sheesh, just when we get Grace trained. hehehe

    But no problem with me, but if I pick on Grace, I gotta pick on you.

    We have a Renaissance Faire come through hear every winter. I've been once and it was quite interesting and fun.

    I just got back from seeing RENT live. It was great, 2nd time I saw it, but I've played the sound track a million times. Love it.
  5. by   suebird3
    Face it, Tweety, we are untrainable.

  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Marla - we had those Faires in So. Cal at least once a year. Also the Strawberry Festival. Fun.

    I actually made dinner tonight and felt bad when my little guy said "Why don't we eat dinner more often?". I looked at my husband and felt my heart sink. With him in Chester all week and the rest of us playing catch as catch can, we rarely sit down for dinner anymore. I can't believe it - this from woman who never let her kids watch tv while eating dinner and we sat down every single night. Amazing - I feel like I'm raising a different family.

    I'll try to do better.

    Lots of traveling to do on Sunday - after church I take my dh back to Chester via Red Bluff, where dd is having softball practice.

  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from suebird3
    Face it, Tweety, we are untrainable.

    That is the truth. :wink2:

  8. by   DutchgirlRN
    It's my birthday today, I'm 51 y/o. I am looking forward to going out to eat with my husband, daughter, son, grandson, and parents. Dh said he would be catering to me for 24 hours and best of all I'm off for the whole week. Woo Hoo !
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Sep 9, '06
  9. by   nursemary9
    good morning all of you peeps!!

    dutchgirl!! i hope you have a wonderful day!! enjoy your dinner out and all of your pampering!!

    today is also my dh's birthday--i wish he was only 51!! however, he's 64 today!! oh well, we are all getting older & better!!

    i haven't been around much this week!!
    nothing really new here. i'm at work. so far, busy, but not so bad for me. one o f the nurses has a pt. who was admitted on pm's. has a couple of medical problems, but is also a psych pt--he is also homocidal & suicidal so he has a sitter. well, he woke up & we needed 4 security guards and a male tech plus all of us to help subdue him. very strong man--agitated & combative--kind of scarey!! haven't had anyone like this since i left psych--30 yrs ago!!
    well,h he's quiet now--has a 24 hr. sitter & is in leather restraints. also had some haldol.

    i need t o catch up on the threads from the last couple of days.
    hope everyone has a really wonderful sunday!!

    mary ann
  10. by   nursemary9

    Just posted in another Good MOrning Thread!!
    Maybe someone will join them--

    Anyway, Hope you all have a wonderful Day!!

    Marla, that fair sounds like FUN!! I can just picture you with that sword!!

    Steph, Don't beat yourself up so much; we do what we have to do!! You are really a BUSY Woman!!

    SueB--sorry about the reenactment!! Iknow you'll be waiting for Oct.

    Tweety, Glad you enjoyed Rent!!

    Well, as I said in the other thread, I'm at work and it';s been a NIGHT!!:angryfire

    So got to run!!

    Have a great day!!

    mary Ann
  11. by   jmgrn65
    Good Morning just awake long enough to feed the dogs.
    Yesterday my ds had his freshman football game it was supposed to be at 10a, so like the good mom I arrive at 10a. I sit down and wait for the game to begin, and wait... wait... still waiting... I can hear others talking so I eventually find out that there was a huge mix up and the JV will play and then the freshman will play at 12n. I end up sitting in the sun for about 4 hours... got a little crispy:imbar I am usually pretty good about using sunscreen but I didn't know I would be out there all day:trout: . Anyways they had a really good gameumpiron:
  12. by   sirI
    mornin' mornin'.......good morning!!!!!!!!!!!

    happy birthday dutchgirl. sounds like a great week in store for you with all the catering by dh. enjoy.

    finally had a pain-free night last night and got some great zzzz's. gotta get some coffee now and then get ready for pals...... ... will try to get back later, but i might be too wiped out. sorry i've not been around much of late. everyone have a great sunday :blushkiss ('cept for have a good monday).
  13. by   compassion1
    Good morning. How's it all going for you today? As for me, Dd has a nasty cold so I'll be going to Wal Mart to get her some "cold" food/comfort food. Ds was up all night so he'll probably sleep all day. I got smart and had Tylenol PM so I slept well, last night. I still feel sleepy but I'm sure I'll be fine once I get moving. Been listening to Christian TV. Now that's some music I can enjoy and sing along with. Siri, I'm glad you're feelin' better. Pain's not a fond feeling. Just ask my Tigersclw. Hey, Tweety, where and when is that Fair coming to FL? Sounds like fun. I know my family would love to go. I've also got to take Dd to that tiger's conservation area one of these days. As you can guess, she loves tigers and cats of all sorts. She goes by the name "Cat". When she was little, I'd call her my "kitten". Now she's all grown up into a "Cat".
  14. by   compassion1
    [font=microsoft sans serif]h[color=olive]appy birthday, dutchgirl!!!