Monday, May 30, 2011

well...what a surprise

so...last summer....I was able ~by sheer magic mind you~ to convince 4 of my gal pals to do a HUGE EPIC costume build project for our sci-fi con we are all involved in every July 4th weekend.

and I do NOT exaggerate when I say it is an EPIC undertaking....


Part of  these costumes include corsetry...which all of us are familiar with due to various years working Renaissance festivals etc.

However, different period of corset than we all have, so new custom corsets being we measured for them...oh...probably 3-4 months it came time this past Friday to strap me in and make my custom duct-tape bodice pattern...and low and behold

my corset is freakin HUGE on me.

Now...this is largely due to us not measuring better when we did it...and ..based on my measurements I recorded pre-blog launch...! have lost 4 inches in my waist

Empress gave me crap because I just could not accept I had moved some weight around and lost some inches...and was saying how interesting it was that I was unable to accept I had lost some inches, as I was protesting greatly.

i found this curious and need to take a look at that.

so..yay..yeah me..i guess..hmmmm

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 more thing...ok're the boss of Me

so i really miss staged combat work..i might have mentioned that earlier

now I seem to have been told to assist my moving my body issue by inviting all my female friends and strangers to join me at Kamp Athena, Mystery School for Womyn.

ok I're the Boss of Me


Now I need to focus on curriculum for the first intensive..which will be late July 2011. 24 solid hours over 2.5 days of hard core battle arts training and a splash of philosophy, theater art, vocalizing, movement and screaming techniques.


now...where did i put all my weapons...?

Friday, May 20, 2011

4 out of 5 doctors recommend....

i would never recommend the stomach flu as a tried and true weight loss plan....

sorry peeps...flu bug slammed into me like a roller derby girl and took me out for a large part of this last i sweep up all the plateware that crashed while I was handed my ass on a Universal Look At Your Crap Literally platter...I will be ever more vigilant and bloggy for y'alls voyeuristic and supportive pleasures.

love to ya all and make sure your immune systems is uber boosted..and  watch out for those derby girrls...they pack a whollop..bitches.

(shouts derby grrls "love you!")

Monday, May 9, 2011

yay Sun...

even though I am not a Sun baby...glad to see it lately.

Went through my cupboards and started pitching stuff this last week. Found some things and made some soup to freeze...I am discovering some interesting habits I inherited from my Mother...

I never thought... as a kid growing up on the farm... much about not having food in the house. We always had canned goods, both purchased and homemade. We had many freezers full of the animals we raised, and never was I want for anything if I wanted to bake, or make dinner for the family.

I noticed... as my Mother is now retired, that she has 8x the amount of food in the house than she needs being the only one at home usually..though the kids are over a lot and my Bro and Sis in law are over as well...but not to this extent.

I realized that Mom was always making sure there was "troubled times" stock in the pantry..and she was very frugal with how she stored and stocked my Dad worked in the construction trade and when times were lean..they were lean...but we always had food on hand no matter what. Then when she started working at the mill on swing was a timing issue until I started to drive and could shop for us instead of her.

and I took to grocery shopping like this for years, til I bought Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating in 2005 and stopped grocery shopping much...and in the last 18 months, I have noticed that if I do not have food in the house.... I FREAK OUT!

MAJOR anxiety trigger...curious response

Not having a car or license means getting to the store is a pain in the ass, so I rarely go until I am out of cat food or

and as I toss out expired canned goods (yes i know they are not really expired...but beans from 2003...really?) I see how much influence my growing up effects the state of mind I have about was especially acute this winter...because the winter lasted FOR- yeah...need to do some energetic clearing on the storage of pantry food stuff being something to make me feel safe.

Though the world is rapidly moving in a direction that says that is not a bad habit to have...*sigh

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

it's official...

i have reached a breaking point about the crappy weather.


I did better this past weekend out of town on The Idisi retreat in food wise area than I thought I would. Used my SSHE for a good portion of it...then there was the infamous Cheese Hangover incident...but it was worth it...figs and all.

I was made abundantly aware of the need for me to move my body as I was climbing a steep hill and decending to get to the lakeshore. Grant it, it rained all weekend and I was not prepared for the climb shoe wise...but was a tough navigation that would ahve been easier with less Diva ass and belly.

I did it..but it was awkward.

And since Camp Xena starts in late July....i have my work cut out for me..

here's to May being far better than April.