Friday Night

It’s somewhere between 10:00 and 11:00 PM on Friday night, and I am hiding. I’m guessing that needs a bit of explaining.
I am normally a fairly gregarious person. I like being with groups of people, I like being with my friends. Now, I’m not obsessive about it, I am not afraid of being alone for periods of time or anything like that. Given the choice I’d rather spend time with good friends, but if I have to spend time alone I can entertain myself and not get upset or anything like that.
However, lately I’ve been feeling the need for a bit of a retreat.  A need for some time where I can just sit, and think, plot a little, plan a little more, and most importantly not have to deal with anybody I don’t want to have to deal with. I want to just vegetate for a weekend.
And that’s exactly what I’m going to do tomorrow. There is nothing, NOTHING I have to do tomorrow. No one I have to meet with, or talk to. No job I have to do. In other words, I’m free, for a day. I’m going to spend that day working on some stuff I’ve put off way to long. There’s  a couple of upcoming events I need to do some for which I need to do some plotting and planning. I want to spend some time developing the idea I had Tuesday night. I want to spend some time making jewelry.
So, the rest of this evening, and all day tomorrow, I’m hiding. I’m not going outside of my house. I don’t plan on answering my phone. I may not check my email.
That’s my plan, and I hope to god I can stick to it.


A mixed bag

I finally figured out why I don’t post here as often as I feel I should; I don’t want this blog to turn into one of those “always angry” blogs. I don’t want to post about things that are annoying me, making me angry, or depressing me. Who wants to read that kind of stuff all the time? After looking around the blogoverse it seems that an awful lot of people want to write about that kind of stuff.
So, I tend to only write posts when I come back from events, or something that involves SCA people, because even with the large number of things in the SCA that annoy me, there is an even larger number of things in the Society that I love. A large number of things that I find in the Society that allows me to recharge and face the mundane world. When I spend time with SCA Folks, I come back feeling renewed, recharged, and ready to deal with all of the other things. I feel able to deal with the hundreds of annoyances in the SCA and the thousands of annoyances of the mundane world.
So, with that understanding, last night was a very mixed bag of feelings for me. I was not at all happy that my barony had to have the meeting we had last night. I’ll not go into the details about it here, because this isn’t the place for it, but if anyone wants to know what I’m referring to please feel free to contact me either by email or on yahoo messenger or google talk. I honestly believe that nobody in the barony was happy that we had to have that meeting last night. However, for whatever reason, we did. I think it was handled in the best way possible. I also hope that we all learned from it, and that we never have to have another meeting like that again. Because of that meeting last night sucked. Sucked rocks. Big, fat, greasy, republican rocks.
After the meeting, however, my usual crew went out for dinner, as we usually do after meetings. The conversation was interesting, and the laughter was contagious. I think we scared the poor waitress at Ruby Tuesday’s at first, but at the end of the night she was laughing right along with us. And during that conversation, amid the jokes and laughter I had an idea about a possible event theme for a Samhain. Not to be modest or anything, but it is a brilliant idea. As I sat their last night listening to and participating in the conversations I had most of the planning and the event schedule figured out. Now, to get it to work I just need to convince three other Barons and Baronesses it’s a good idea, and get a feastocrat. Shouldn’t be much of a problem at all.  Got plenty of time to plan, I don’t look at doing this until Beltaine 2009…