Had a great time at the SerpentStone Samhain Gathering. I missed Tommy terribly, sorry he died this year, but his spirit was very evident throughout (even if Dreamfox forgot to bring the birdbombs).
My new double-decker air mattress was a dream, after Dragon Ass inflated it properly. My pump didn’t work as well, even though it was the same company and supposedly model but definitely different construction and action. My tent was wonderful, many thanks to Corn Woman for re-sewing it after the damage at BelNado, and many thanks to Shadow Firecat for putting it up for me.
The firepit dancing was better than ever… some of the sights were beyond angelic… nuff said…
The food was better than ever, from the stew to the sushi. We have the best Kitchen Witches.
It was great to see Aianna again, miss my first sister, since she moved to East Carolina. Lots of hugs there.
If you ever get a chance to try Five’s Knuckle Dragger Mead, grab it! It is wonderful, and will drain your brain cells from the first sip. I also drank my bottle of Summerland Mead in honor of Tommy, very sweet but low alcohol. I actually burned through the one pipe I brought with me, never did that before.
It rained an hour before I could break camp, so after a dry, warm, wonderful weekend, I still got all my stuff wet. I need a dry day to set up camp behind my apartment before it mildews. Yuk.
When I got home, there was a call on my answering machine from Willow. I read my email and my comment on my blog from Willow so that I understood what she was worried about, then called her back. Everything is all right. She called me three times last night, this is the best day I’ve had with her since she left. She is feeling much better, is off some of her medication and IV drip. She still hasn’t heard from her sister, and I’ve tried to help her contact Ivy.
Talked to Mandi, tried to cheer her up. Nothing is really different, just have to look at it right. I’m in chat with Silver right now, it’s good to hear from her, she sounds like she’s feeling better too. I’d better get back to her before she goes home from work.
Lots of thing happening. You know how to reach me.