Class registration for MuseCon is up and running! Point your browser at www.musecon.org and you can register for the convention and classes!
Yes, some of the classes have pre-registration: either they have a materials fee, or they are limited in size. Yes, we have the schedule that far along.
AFAIK none of the classes *require* pre-registration, but it's certainly a good idea.
If all the official slots in a class fill up, you don't really want to make the widget, or your budget is tight, you're always welcome to attend and listen.
And finally, if you know you'll be staying at the hotel, please don't wait to make your reservation.
Why yes, I *am* promiscuously cross-posting. I'm in charge of Public Relations for MuseCon, it's my job...
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Eowyn decided, yesterday, to prove that she isn't too old to trust. Not that we'd exactly fallen into that trap.
For something like a year, maybe longer, she's been using the space under one of the tables in the dining room as her very own cave. I think she started doing it when her hearing got bad, it's hard to "sneak up" on her and startle her when she's in it.
Since late summer - early fall 2008 there have been jars of honey in the dining room. Specifically, mason jars with the spiffy plastic caps that I like better than the traditional 2-part metal caps for non-vacuum-sealed sorts of applications.
Yesterday, at about quarter to 4, Robin called. A jar of honey had broken and Eowyn had oh-so-helpfully cleaned it up. Some blood was to be seen on her legs, but not much. He checked her mouth and legs, no current bleeding. Further discussion revealed that there were no sticky-carpeting issues to speak of, although sharp glass had apparently discouraged her from thoroughly cleaning all the glass. Considering what a blood-sugar spike a half-pint or pint of honey could entail, even though she seemed fine to Robin, I called the vet, who said to bring her in. While we were on the way home, Robin attempted to re-assemble the jar, to see if it was all there.
(the previous paragraph condenses several phone calls down).
Eowyn seemed alert and happy when we got home, and off we went to the vet's. 90+% of the jar was accounted for, but not 100%, although the missing bits were quite small. No X-Ray, as any possible bits wouldn't show up anyway. The vet checked her mouth and legs again, the blood spots on her leg are assumed to be from a small cut in her mouth somewhere that the vet didn't find. Feed her a bland meal and keep an eye on her, were the instructions.
Eowyn's sugar buzz seemed to manifest by not napping from the time Robin discovered her until bedtime. :)
It turns out she didn't clean up after an accident, she gnawed her way into the jar. A half-pint, as it turned out.
At this point, I'm just happy it wasn't one of the half-gallon jars. The honey has now been relocated to a doggie-inaccessible spot.
Although he doesn't seem to have participated in the honey thievery, Elrond did do a bit of backyard excavation, just to prove that he's still up for getting into trouble, too...
Home from Antioch, again.
Yesterday was the black belt test. Robin is now a 2nd degree black belt, yay!
The test yesterday lasted a bit over 4 hours, but we dropped him off fairly early, so we had a lot of time to kill. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a lot to do in Antioch. Back again today for a three-hour Master's Clinic. We didn't bother staying to watch today (somebody decided to charge $10 to watch, pretty sure not Wayne, but we'd likely have skipped it anyway). But there's a nice little park near the Antioch Villari's, so we sat there today an much of yesterday. I've gotten a bunch of knitting done.
And Robin has karate again tomorrow - he and several of the other teens are now moving up to the adult class.
It'll be nice only having karate twice a week. The last month-ish the teens have also been welcome to the adult class for test prep. He hasn't always made it due to homework, but we don't know about that until he gets home, so 4 days a week I've been figuring out more or less quick meals. Now I can go back to only 2 days/week for that. And the adult class is also a half-hour later in the evening, which will be nice.