Jul. 6th, 2011

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Taking a tack from [livejournal.com profile] fieryredhead and because I've been feeling guilty about neglecting LJ, I'm going to attempt weekly updates. Here we go:

Crown Tournament is this weekend and we're not going because [livejournal.com profile] count_gunthar can't fight yet (he blew his right bicep tendon winning Elfsea Defender back in April) and I don't want to stand around in the heat. And I have a big fat case of the "I don't give a damns" right now as far as the SCA goes. I'm stepping down next week after more than two years as Kingdom Hospitaler and the political drama is just sucking all the fun out of attending events. As a result, my plan is to try to go back to not caring who the Crown is and just play my game. Maybe, in the fall, if I can find my motivation.

After a year and a half of failing miserably at updating the landscaping in our yard, we finally had a company come out and evaluate the soil. Needless to say, it sucks - sand, clay, stuff left over when the house was built, nothing truly organic. My tax refund for this year is being spent on having it done professionally. The landscapers arrived this morning and are in the process of ripping everything in the plant beds out, except for the few things I want to keep - the baby ash tree, the fig tree, and my althea shrubs. The soil is going to be replaced/remixed, new stuff planted, and then it will have the hell mulched out of it. They're even going to repair my broken water fountain. I can't wait to see it finished!

On a similar home improvement note, we're also getting the carpets cleaned and the garage door is getting a tune up. Woo hoo home ownership.

We had a ton of people over at the house on Sunday for a 4th of July BBQ. As can be expected with [livejournal.com profile] count_gunthar, nobody starved. Everyone seemed to have a good time and the last visitor left at 10:30. I spent Monday in a coma, playing WoW.

Work has been kicking my butt as of late. Huge projects, short deadlines, and transaction closings I have no control over except document signatures. Kind of like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Only not as fun.

My weight has been going up over the last year and I'm finally doing something about it - I started Weight Watchers yesterday. It's been a very long time since I did WW and the new point system is a challenge, but I love the fact that fruits and veggies are point-free. Down three pounds the first day and I'm not starving to death.

The big upcoming event on the horizon is our two week trip to France in October. I'll post more about those trip details later.


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