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What’s Nichole doing?

I decided that I should post an update of my own, just to show that I’m still alive. I’m having a very laid-back and lazy summer. I’ve mostly been hanging around my mom’s house being a bum. We’ve been doing a fair amount of yard work and gardening, but mostly, I’m a bum. :-D I […]

Brewing in China

I don’t know if we mentioned this before, but we’ve been continuing our homebrewing hobby in China. Our first experiment started last December. We took some supermarket honey and some bread yeast and brewed it into a rudimentary mead. We used 2.5L soda bottles as our carboys, and a loose screw-on top as our “airlock”. […]

Lilies War

Well, we’re back from Lilies, and we had a great time. It was quite hot, so I only fought on 3 of the 8 days, but there were plenty of other things to do. I took classes in bronze casting, belly-dancing, shoemaking, engraving, and the history of our fair Kingdom. Of course, we also spent […]

Sewing Adventures at Home

While we’re home my main project is sewing garb for my brother, Doug, to wear to Lilies. We ran some errands this morning, but I knew that as soon as we got back to the house I would have to start sewing again–Lilies is just two days away! I went into the living room to […]

Ages of War

On May 25-27, we went to our first SCA event in 6 months; Ages of War. Conveniently, it was only about 90 minutes from home. We went up early on Friday to help our friends at the Broken Harp set up. For those who don’t know, The Broken Harp is a portable, fully-functional bar which […]


We’re back! We stopped into fighter practice on our way home from the airport. The trip was long, but nothing particularly interesting happened. We flew Shanghai-Tokyo-Minneapolis-Des Moines. Now we’re tired. Sleep good.