I sorta been drifting along this week. I went to Kinston this past week-end and did a Revwar sailor impression. Visitation was piss-poor so we had a lot of dead time, which gave me some time to do some knot work. I got a few odds and ends done, some coshes, as well as doing repair work on the hospital fly. But mostly I took advantage of the day to visit with my shipmates from the guild. These are the folks that I am getting into the civil war navy with, so I got a chance to talk that time period over with them as well. I am still collecting my gear slowly but surely. I was fitted for my navy frock and took delivery of my brogans, so all that I need now is a pair of good pants and I will be ready to roll. It can't happen soon enough for me, I really want to see how the "other half " lives. -grin- After all, I have all these firearms from the 1850-1870 period, (To include a reproduction 1860 Colt revolver I got from a shipmate at Kinston) So I guess I better find a use for them.
I got my latest Penzy spices catalog this week, Of course I just HAD to send off a order for some mustard powder as well as a few other things. I love to eat (and it shows) so what I am trying to do is add extra flavor to what I eat, so that I can eliminate some of the bad stuff and try to eat healthy without sacrificing taste. I tell you, it ain't easy. My latest project is making homemade mustard and I have several recipes that sound pretty good. One even goes back to the 17th century. (You KNEW I would work history into this somehow, didn't you?) I will let you know how it turns out.
While I was down at Kinston, I discovered a new taste treat which I need to stay away from at all cost. I don't remember the exact name.King's Bar-B-Q sells it. It was something like a pig puppy, which consisted of a fairly good sized hush puppy filled with chopped bar-be-que and coleslaw. My three favorite food groups. -grin- I loved it, but I might as well slap the damned things on my belly and ass and just cut out the middle man. -grin-
I started packing for the road trip to Alexandria VA this coming weekend. The plan is a one day living history event there, then up the road to Maryland for another one day event. I plan on making both event, but it depends on the knees. I might have to punk out on Sunday, but we will see. Either way, I get to stay with my second family, the Randalls with the always cute and smart as a whip Miss Susan. That makes the trip well worth it.