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12 February 2013 @ 09:55 am

I haven't posted here in so long that I forgot my password. 

I'm preparing to go to a war. Ulfgeirr will be fighting, I will be finding comfortable and hopefully interesting places to sit around and relax. 

I'm making some things in anticipation of going, but I will only actually go if I am as certain as I can be that the trip will be uneventful regarding my gestational state. Apart from anything else, it'd be rude to risk inconveniencing or stressing the people I am traveling with by heading off in dicey health. 

Meanwhile, for Ulfgeirr; arming caps. Leather shoulder armour. Pants. I recently got around to quilting his gambeson so that it could be "disenchanted" per some wool-wash. It now smells like wool rather than a year of combat, which is... kind of weird, actually.

For me; maybe a new chemise or underdress and a voluminous surcote of some kind. I don't know what the weather will be like, but it's important that I have garb options that let me stay cool if it's hot. Perhaps I should dig out the Roman outfit I started? It would be cool and decent, but I've never worn that style before. Hrm. The question is; do I make something tried and tested from scratch, or do I complete an experimental outfit and risk it not being suitable?

I could get by with what I have, but a new lightweight clothing option would be a useful addition to my SCA wardrobe in any case. I'll have another look at the Roman experiment and think about the options. 

Spaulders have been patterned and will be made of leather and shaped appropriately. I'll make one to begin with. We can always make another if we need it, and we can improve on the construction if we find we need it. I am thinking of using simple fittings to tie them directly to the gambeson. They need only be removed when the gambeson is being washed, or if Ulfgeirr wants to try going sleeveless (the gambeson sleeves are detachable), but keep his shoulder protection. (I plan to make the lower ties long enough to fasten around the bicep if required.)

I should work on a packing list, and a to-do list. Later, though. Right now, I'm going to use today's religious occasion as an excuse to make pancakes. :)

Lara: elephantfireflyfaery on February 11th, 2013 11:09 pm (UTC)
There's only two weeks to Border War!

As a side note, Dreamwidth does crossposting to LJ (not that I post often enough for you to compare :D), and if it helps it's a post-by-post option rather than all posts ...
celsa: Celsacelsa on February 11th, 2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
There are eleven days until Border War, actually. I'm counting down pretty closely.

Last time I looked (which was a while ago as I can't be arsed messing with crossposting options that keep breaking), Dreamwidth offered crossposting to one LJ account per DW account only, and I had/have set that up for my mundane blog. And it stopped working (again) quite a while ago and ... arsed. Can't be. *shrug*

No pancakes for me, BTW. I have no sugar! Waaah!
Lara: elephantfireflyfaery on February 11th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
... I really, really need to finish this tent. Or may be bringing my mundane (or scooping a last minute cabin?).

Noooooo go get sugar, must have pancakes!
celsa: Celsacelsa on February 11th, 2013 11:20 pm (UTC)
Have you booked for BW? I think they still have cabins if you don't get your tent finished.

I could get sugar for pancakes, but then I would not have time to cook and eat them *and* have a bath before I go to the hospital for ... what's it called? MDAS?

I'll see if I can get my other half to take me out for an early pancake lunch instead. If we have time... :)
Lara: elephantfireflyfaery on February 11th, 2013 11:25 pm (UTC)
Have booked but was planning to tent it. ... I have a pile of cringles. They're just not attached to the tent yet.

MDAS, MDAU, depends on who's telling you. :)

Ooh, pancake lunch, that sounds far fancier than poking housemates and demanding they eat the copious quantities of pancakes I made ... (One of them never leaves her room. Figured I should meet her at some point ...)
quatrefoil: quatrefoil tilequatrefoil on February 12th, 2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
Nice to see you here again. I should check into DW more often but that comes under the lack of arse heading too. I am pleased to hear about your gestational state - do you have a due date?

I'm highly amused that you've got religion - I completely forgot about Shrove Tuesday. It's a bit too late for me to make pancakes now, really, though it is tempting ...
celsa: Celsacelsa on February 12th, 2013 12:30 pm (UTC)
Due date has always been nebulous for me. Based on previous gestations, not before mid April. Based on the anxiety levels of the doctors who see my age and weight; any time now (and the sooner the better!). *shrug*

I celebrate Christmas, Choc-fest and Pancake day, as well as any number of other celebrations which originated in or were co-opted by some religion/s or other. I'm told that my Irish heritage is to blame - the unofficial family motto is "Any excuse for a party."

I didn't get pancakes, though. We were out of sugar and I was out of time to get sugar and cook and eat and also bathe before a medical appointment. So we got our bulk-carbs by eating at a pasta place for lunch instead. :)
quatrefoil: quatrefoil tilequatrefoil on February 12th, 2013 12:36 pm (UTC)
I will send good wishes for the rest of the pregnancy to be uneventful then. And I don't see any reason you can't celebrate Ash Wednesday with pancakes ...