October 17, 2006

Weekend in review.

Sorry, I havenít been around. Itís been a busy weekend for me. Friday night I went to an Ice Hogís game. They are a local minor league hockey team. Iím not a fan of hockey, I just wanted to go hang with some friends and drink beer. Which we did, we ended up leaving the boring game early and went to a bar to harass a co-worker that bartends there. Ahh, good times!

Saturday the family and I day tripped it to Fort Obie, a re-enactment in Colona Illinois. IT was a nice little event. All week I had my doubts about going, I wasnít feeling the best and all. Ktreva kept being adamant about our going. Come to find out that she custom ordered a knife for me in August with the agreement sheíd pick it up at Fort Obie. Then the River Scum finally convinced me to attempt to join the ONW (Old Northwest Company). Itís a loosely organized group of re-enactors. Iím actually pretty honored they wanted me. Iím not a member yet, there are steps one has to follow in order to become a member, but Iím on my way.

Sunday we went and visited Tammi for some Football and conversation. True to her nature, she refused to just let us munch on chips and frozen pizza while watching the game. She made her legendary Mexican Manicotti, had some appetizers and then she even made a pie from scratch, a peanut butter pie. People, that had to be one of, if not the best pies Iíve had. It was absolutely delicious! If you ever get a chance to try it, youíd be a fool not to.

Sunday night I ended up going over to a friendís house to watch the Oakland Vs Denver game. Monday night I was back over there for the Bears Vs. Cardinals game. If any of you turned off that game before the end, you missed one hell of a game. It started out boring, but it turned real good in the fourth quarter. The Bears squeaked out a win due to the grace of their defense.

Monday was Bossí day as well. My unit actually went out of their way to get me a card and a gift certificate for a nice restaurant in town. I donít take gift getting too well, so they really loved watching me turn beet red in embarrassment. They were still talking about it today.

Tonight I have to pack for Trail of History. Itís our last re-enactment of the season. Both Ktreva and I love this event and look forward to it every year. The thing we donít like about this event is that it is the last event of our season. That means it will be six months before we are able to see some of our friends again. Due to my health this year, Iím not going to participate in the battle. Iím even thinking of not bringing my musket.

Itís supposed to be cold and rainy with a chance of snow. We kind of figured that was going to happen, this event is taking place later in the year than normal. It always takes place the third full weekend of October. That usually means itís usually around Oct 16-18. Since October first fell on a Sunday, itís happening the 21 and 22. Iím really glad my demonstration is distilling. Itís hard to get too cold keeping a fire going under a large copper still.

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at October 17, 2006 05:25 PM | TrackBack

I'm sooo glad you enjoyed the pie. I'll make it again. No problem.

And that football game last night? Yeah, Chicago fans can thank me. As soon as I feel asleep they came from behind. Damn. I wish I coulda seen that!

Posted by: Tammi at October 17, 2006 06:43 PM

sounds like a good weekend...
glad you had family time
I need to make this pie!!

Posted by: Armywifetoddlermom at October 17, 2006 06:57 PM

Ummm... I'll let you have my piece of pie - I'm not a fan of peanut butter. This leaves extra for you. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at October 17, 2006 10:23 PM