So... When last I was here, I was feeling quite sick. I was supposed to go to yoga and feel better. That didn't happen, as I went home and went to sleep instead. I took Thursday off and spent most of it in bed. Feeling better, I came in on Friday. I had a bit of a shock, but managed to sort it all out eventually. And then I tried to find bromoform. Not so easy since people keep telling me different things. JS says "go speak to x" so I go speak to x. He says "go speak to y", so I do. And then y tries to help me ... a while later x comes across y and I trying to work this out and says "no, you need to do all this other stuff, before you speak to y" ... well why on earth did you not say that in the first place, since that's what I asked you? Anyway, I'm still working on it, as I was unable to find the correct information [it would help if I knew what the information I needed was in the first place]
On Friday night, Button and I went to see a movie. We went to see Stephanie Daley at the labia ... part of some sort of film festival or something. It was very interesting and thought-provoking, though a little hard to follow in places and not quite what we were expecting from the synopsis we read.
On Saturday, there was a LARP. It was a great LARP. I really enjoyed it. It was the second Chrysalids LARP, set in the New Town. My eldest son couldn't make it, but there was an old family friend, from the city council there. Or the high council or whatever it's called. And so the LARP started and I wandered around telling people about my lovely new grandson, Henry. And then John-Henry [my middle child, played by Garrick] came along and told me (a) Father Ezekiel [Mike] was leaving the church to join the high council and (b) He [John-Henry] wanted to join the High Council and wouldn't I go tell Kevin the-High-Council-guy [Dave Sharpe] how wonderful he'd be in that role?
Well of course I'd like to help my children, and do so hate to go expressly against their own wishes [though it's sometimes for their own good]... so I did nothing. However, John-Henry kept pushing and eventually I went to speak to my old friend. And told him about J-H's aspirations and that while he may be the best man for the job [how would I know?] I don't want him running off to the city - I need my babies to stay where I can keep an eye on them. There was that time [well on twenty years ago now] when we lost the twins, I couldn't handle losing any others.
And on that note - someone [J-H thinks it's Father Ezekiel] has gone up to Ruth [Jo] and told her that she has to leave J-H and had better take that little boy with her... Now, since that little boy happens to be my darling grandson, David, I'm not very happy about this. I am in fact, very unhappy and go sit down and weep hysterically. Someone is trying to steal my babies! My family that were present tried to be comforting, Nathan Fernwood [Simon] was the one who managed to succeed at that.
So, now I must go home and explain to Gabriel [Lucas, who spent this LARP in the US] about why it is that Ruth and David are leaving. Without showing that I knew all along... But when it comes to saving my family, I can lie... I can do anything. I can be a sneaky old woman, I'm sure. I will not tell Gabriel what Nathan told me [that would be very silly], and I will do what I can to (a) make myself look like an innocent, caring mother and (b) keep all my children [and grandchildren] with me.
And that was the LARP... pictures are up at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/confluence/
Yesterday ... not much happened. Button and I went down to the market and bought a couple of books and a door. It looks a lot better now that he's oiled it [you can see the markings on the crocodiles now] and we were supposed to write a cd of hendrice pictures ... but we don't have any cds ... hopefully we can find a way around that [since we didn't find any cds at the market]...