Congratulations to Logan and Esa, Atlantia's new Prince and Princess. Though I do not know her, two Pennsics ago (now Princess) Esa earned a warm place in my heart with her lovely smile and fabulous sense of humor.
Congrats also to Vlad and Kalissa for making it to the finals. You are a joy to watch, and I had fun being your paparazzi. Thank you also for your wonderful hospitality during the day.
I was lucky enough to spend most of the day with Bera and Molly Wobbles hanging out, chatting, checking out the arts, and having a lovely time in court and later at dinner. (Gracie, I wouldn't have skipped your undoubtedly fabulous feast for anything less than my Bera's company, so my apologies, but I had to.) I got to braid Anneke's and Padraigin's hair, and visit with many many friends, though not everyone. The drive was worth it for the company alone, but the tourney was well fought, the weather was lovely, and folks looked fabulous.
I also was able to enjoy the colorful views on the various legs of my drives, admiring all the Fall leaves in their ranges of colors; yellows, oranges and reds with many spots of green still about. It was also a lovely part of the drives the past two weekends. I adore the Fall for the crispness on the air and the colors in abundance. I have a poster of the Virginia mountains in the Fall over my desk thanks to Virginia is for Lovers and Kirsten's acquiring it for me many years ago. I was also lucky enough to use Two Dog Hill as my way-station for crash space and company on Friday and Saturday nights, thus giving me more puppy love time and the chance to see the changes to the yard in person, as well as enjoy French toast for breakfast on Sunday. Hooray! Finally I spent my Sunday drive stopping at a few antique places and picking up the occasional gem, a cool plate that spoke to me and finding an old bread box to hide my snack counter contents within.
But I am so tired now. And it doesn't help that poor Alan essentially worked all weekend. He was on a work call for 13 hours on Saturday, 6 hours on Sunday, and was back on the phone this morning when I woke up to drag my tired butt into work. *pout*