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we have hair!
It would appear that the henna experiment has been successful! It would seem that I didn't quite get the roots as well as I'd have liked, but they look better than they did. And as I said, I have mud left over (it's in the freezer), so I can do a touch-up if I need to.

Taking off the clingfilm was entertaining -- the weight of the mud pulled at my hair quite a lot. Then I got into the shower, and flashed back to ROTC camp, and coming back from a four-day patrol. My har ran black with mud then, too. It took a good bit of effort and almost an entire bottle of Suave conditioner (thank goodness it's cheap) to get everything out of my hair, but I think I got all the grit out. It smells a bit interesting -- not like vinegar, thank god, but a bit like hay. It'll wear off as my hair dries, I think.

Pictures will be posted shortly!

i feel: pleased pleased

9 trips or shoot the rapids
bkdelong From: bkdelong Date: December 10th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Ah, those were the days. I had a "phase" in HS when I used to Henna my hair. I wanted to be a redhead so badly.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: December 10th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC) (base camp)
hee! I'm just not ready to be grey yet, and my husband likes the red.
bkdelong From: bkdelong Date: December 10th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Several of us were discussing going grey at Bergental's Yule this weekend. I started going gray at 19. My wife jokes about me dying it but for now I enjoy looking "distinguished". Hope I can act like it too.

The red suits you. Very nice.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: December 11th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC) (base camp)
Thank you!

I hope you had fun at Bergental. I wanted to go, but my parents are moving and I'm helping my mom clean out the attic of the old house.

So how are you and the family liking this SCA thing so far?
bkdelong From: bkdelong Date: December 11th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC) (base camp)
Very much. My wife has only gone to one event but I think she'll enjoy it once we get to go more. My effort to include my son is challenging but well worth it. I've met a lot of wonderful intelligent people thus far and I'm so excited at the many different opportunities for service nad helping out. Just need to be sure to leave time to have fun and learn things. ;)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: December 11th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC) (base camp)
Fun and service aren't always mutually exclusive. What you really have to guard against is burnout -- it's easy to over-commit. I've learned so much being proteged to my Pelican (I'm also apprenticed to her), and a lot of it was while we were just doing dishes or making stuff for events. She's coordinating the Queen's Tea for Pennsic this coming summer, and I'm looking forward to learning about how to plan the food. Funny... I can plan a convoy from Massachusetts to Maryland with 20 vehicles and 80 personnel, but I don't know how to plan food for a party.

Have you guys discussed going to any camping events this summer?
bkdelong From: bkdelong Date: December 11th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC) (base camp)
No, definitely not. I did have fun helping out. Just slightly flustered in trying to balance chasing after the little guy. I could have stayed in the kitchen all day sweating over the dishes. I so wanted to stay and help for feast.

I have a background in conferences and tradeshows (amongst other things) so it's in the blood a bit.

As far as camping....yeah. I really want to talk to others who have done camping events with young kids and see how they handled it, were received etc. Hints and tips.

I also need to figure out which events might entail camping. I'd love to do a weekend or so at Pennsic but I think that first year it will be me. Boredom War sounds interesting though.

Thanks for taking some time to chat.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: December 11th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC) (base camp)
I should ask my household to put up some tips like that on our website. One family has a three year old who's been camping since he was just a few months old, and Duchess Anna's children have been camping in the SCA since they were babes in arms.
bkdelong From: bkdelong Date: December 11th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC) (base camp)
Yes - that would be very valuable. In fact, might be valuable kingdom-wide or even in the Known Worlde. There doesn't appear to be much out there and not only will it help SCAdians with kids and who like kids....but even those would prefer kids be less seen or better behaved or whatever - guidance for all involved.
9 trips or shoot the rapids