Leofwyna's work put her on-call tonight but I was already committed to going to scribes. I had a scroll to deliver so I stayed and illuminated two more.
After a run to the store for roast chickens, spinach, eggs and pinenuts I made four dozen fowl pasties for Yule Court feast using my A&S entry recipe. Leofwyna had made a double batch of pie dough for me to ensure a nice crust. I have at least three people lined up for the baronial bardic competition.
Yule Court today there was a Winter in any medium A&S populous choice competition, an ox-hide fighters' tourney and an ornament exchange. We also had a farble on the subject of increasing and retaining membership that was well attended and vigorously discussed.
During the court several awards were handed out. Battle cattle were called to add Reinhard, Seraphina, Deineve (sp?) and Jane. Cambroges were given to four ladies from Scarlet Keep. Zino was given an Ancaire. Volkmar received a Golden Feather in the form of plumes for his hat. Seraphina received an Adharc Or. And Carlos was added to the ranks of the Cridhe Mor.
At the end of feast I had four entrants for the bardic championship and Maire won the jingle cap. Gwenyth performed "The Christmas Monkey" for us as is the barony tradition. Leofwyna (in the chorus line) performed the part of the monkey VERY well.
We spent the day in Omaha. We had lunch at Thai Pepper, stopped in at T.J. Maxx, five Thrift Worlds, Whole Foods and finished up with supper at the Cheesecake Factory. It started snowing just as we started back home and I drove 50-60 mph instead of 75 but no problems otherwise.
I found a set of five nested grass baskets, a dandilion fork, a green glass wasp trap and several cotton skirts/shirts for the quilting stash. There's also an Indian cotton tablecloth/bedthrow that may end up being camp garb eventually and a purple linen-cotton skirt with a decorated belt which will become a choli with the decoration on the "rib-band".
Went out at four in the afternoon and dealt with the 8-9 inches of snow so Leofwyna could get the van out to go to work. I made a run to the store and was very glad to get back home without mishap. It's cold and nasty out there!!!