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Apparently Bob and I are going to be the next Baron and Baroness of the Barony Beyond the Mountain.  Honestly, not how I expected the election to turn out, but I will admit to a very Sally Fields sort of emotional reaction - "You like me!  You really like me!"  Or maybe they like Bob and Charlotte and I'm part of the package.  Either way, I'm delighted - and kind of humbled.  Those of you on my flist who know me well will know that's a moderately foreign emotion to me - I haven't been humble for over two decades now.  "Humble" is just not in my personality description.  But that's kind of how I feel.  There's a lot not to screw up, and there's a lot to live up to.  Dinsdale and Aelfgiva have done a kick-ass job for the last six years, and I can pretty much guarantee that we're going to suffer by comparison.  Hopefully we'll hit our stride quickly, and people won't be having buyer's remorse by Yule.

Now I have a Metric Buttload of Sewing to do.  I've got a good start, but not a lot of time.  Anyone out there really good at making fabric buttons who either wants to give me a crash course or make me a bunch?

So - everyone reading who is scadian - you're coming to Investiture, right?  May 19.  There's heavy list fighting, there's fencing, there's archery, there's some A&S stuff, there's a rumor of dancing, there's the possibility of me making a fool of myself in public - c'mon... you know you want to.

I do have to admit that the notification process baffled me a bit.  Our official notification of the election results was to be cc'd on an email from the Kingdom seneschal to the other candidates.  Nothing directly to us from Kingdom or Royals.  Before Sunday  I would have thought there would be some version of the "We are pleased to inform you, blah, blah, blah."  Nothin.  Seems odd to me, and it's not how I would do it, but no skin off my nose.

So there you have it.  It's kind of the last unexplored frontier for the SCA bucket list, if I had one.  Mind you, I haven't tried heavy list or fencing, but I don't intend to - I tend to cry when people hit me, so that doesn't seem very fun.

Terrified?  Check.  Excited?  Check.  This is going to be fun.



May. 1st, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
I'll just add some written congratulations to yesterday's voice mail. I'm going to be there, hopefully himself can get the day off work, and the girls seem interested too.

Now I just have to figure out garb for four people. I have no idea where any of our stuff is after the move, and I can pretty much guarantee that none of it fits us, though Katy might be able to wear some of my old stuff. I see some quality time with a sewing machine in the next few weeks, though I think it will just be T-tunics and/or basic viking. I'll be happy with "good faith attempt" at authenticity at this point.

We realized yesterday that the last even we went to was the Simplefaire when you and Bob told us you were engaged....
May. 1st, 2012 02:53 pm (UTC)
Pippa - I realize that we've never met, but I'm happy to lend some of my garb for the occasion. It's not fancy. The larger stuff is Persian. I've also got some of my old Western stuff hanging around in bins being useless. It is smaller than the Persian stuff. As long as I get it back at the end of the day I'm happy. It doesn't help with your menfolk, but if it cuts down on the sewing workload I'm happy to help.
May. 1st, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
That would be 14 years ago...
May. 1st, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
Yep. We'd left the kids with mother, the younger because she was less than 1yo, and the elder because she was sick.

Said younger is now taller than I am and finishing 8th grade. She likes coming up to me and announcing "You're small!" If I hadn't decided I like red hair better some years ago, I'd be looking at the grey and feeling very old at this point.

I wonder what garb I wore to that event; I've lost some weight this year, and if I still have it and the mice didn't find it, it ought to be OK. I think I'll spend some quality time in the basement tonight going through boxes. Depending on what I find, I'll definitely be sending safiya an email!