Thursday, September 13, 2007

Decision Time

You can see my thoughts here, here and here. It's decision time at the Palace. I've just finished my first year in re-enacting medieval English life.
I gave myself a year to see if I liked it or not........

From this (Sept 06).........

to this (Nov 06)........
to this (Jul 07).........

to this (Sept 07)......

Yeah, you were all right - I'm going to do another year.

I'm still learning a lot about re-enactment and the period, but the moneying seems to come naturally to me.

What helped me to make my decision?

My vet went to a recent event and she said her daughter loved me! That's gold-dust - and totally unexpected!

The first morning I woke up in a re-enactment tent and stepped outside into a ruined castle - how else do I get to sleep in castles?

I have made lots of friends, and have been making plans to share a tent with one of them next year.

I have a skill! Not only that, but I have a skill that benefits events initially and the Company in the long run.

So, just call me Mistress cq; woman peasant and moneyer to My Lord Thomas Hungerford :-)

cq

27 comments:

Melli said...

YAY! YAY! YAY!
I knew you would ... and as you should! Having enjoyed so much, it would be silly to stop -- and you may be CRAZY - but you're no fool! :) So. We'll look forward to more shenanigans come Spring, eh?

LadyBugCrossing said...

I'm shocked... NOT!
xo
LBC

Bilbo said...

Milady should do as she wishes. Art thou hiring footmen? Bilbo.

Barbara said...

Congratulations. I hope next year is even more fun.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you! Signing up for your "secind season"...It sounds quite wonderful to me, dear CQ!

mar said...

Way to go, Mistress cq *wink*

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, my dear one...I was just here and Michele sent me back! Always a great pleasure to visit you, my dear....Hope you have a LOVELY Week Off!

PI said...

I can thoroughly understand your decision. I discovered the theatre both on stage and back stage at a very unhappy period of may life and it literally saved my bacon. I miss the cameraderie even now. So many hilarious memories. Enjoy!

PI said...

What''s the matter with me today? This is the second time I have forgotten to say Michele sent me .
So sorry Michele.

Bernie said...

I am glad that you have been enjoying it enough to go back for another year...

Here from Michele's tonight!

berniefotoblog and more at burntofferings

Joe said...

cool stuff! Michelle sent me.

MorahMommy said...

How exciting!
May you have a wonderful second season.

Michele sent me

Leigh in Atlanta said...

sounds like so much fun. glad you enjoy it

Michele sent me over to say hi

Chelle said...

Sounds cool.

Hi Michele sent me.

Tiffany said...

Michele sent me to see all the fun you are having. I hope you have a great year coming up doing it!

Carmi said...

I'm tickled happy by your decision. It's a sign of a life well lived, and an inspiration to people looking to squeeze the most out of their own lives, too.

Let your journey continue. And may we continue to be a part of it through your writing.

Michele wants to join in, too. She even knows how to sew!

scrappintwinmom said...

Well, I've not been to your place in a while... but let me just say:

BRILLIANT!

Keep on doing what you're doing! Michele sent me.
-Christine

November Rain said...

hi michelle sent me

my friends do these things and they always look like so much fun

November Rain said...

I am back but not because Michelle sent me to thank you for reading and commenting on my blog.. it was a nice comment

I will prob see you again this weekend (never know when michelle will send you lol)

Bernie said...

Wouldn't you know it, Michele has sent me back !!!

Oh, as you said you might be enjoying the mid day sun, we are about to go to bed soon, it is 9.15pm here in Sydney, and we had a loonng day...

berniefotoblog and more at burntofferings

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good for you. Hope you'll do some reenactments in the Midlands area.

aka_Monty said...

That is SO FANTASTIC!! And it looks like so much fun that now I want to do it too! hehe

I'm so glad you decided to stay with it.

BreadBox said...

Sounds like you've had a great deal of fun this year -- so I am not at all surprised that you are going to continue!

Michele sent me,
N.

gautami tripathy said...

Glad Meichele sent me here witness the event of your continuing with it.

I like the costumes..:D

Leigh in Atlanta said...

I'm back again fom Michele's.

tanya (aka netchick) said...

Hey CQ... Your experiences are so "way" outside my norm... But truly interesting! I can't wait to hear more about them.

Cheers from one who's experiencing some very different stuff herself.

Hugs,
Tan.

chosha said...

It really is quite a unique environment to be in and it's cool that there are such a lot of people who want to try and create something like that together. You did seem to have a lot of fun and I'm not surprised that you're planning to sign up again.