February 26, 2010

Four Years!

Oh my - the Fourth Anniversary of the Independent State of Caledon. A small dream of a man who wanted to make beautiful Victorian furniture in a lovely world he found he could create.
And then people came, and more came. And soon he had a Community.
The community grew and changed as they do, people came and left. We have had births, deaths, illnesses, victories, we have gathered in anger and gathered in celebration. Love has bloomed, friendships have formed, and we have had no small share of drama :)
And through it all, our calm center has been Desmond Shang. Through it all, holding us together - sparking to anger when appropriate, and calming the storms when needed.
Congratulations on creating something wonderful Sir.
And a very Happy Anniversary to all my friends and neighbors - and even those who merely tolerate me :)
Fogwoman Gray-Volare

February 3, 2010

And all is right with the world...

The Doves were released.
The Peace Pipe has been smoked.
Now, lying in the wreckage of chips and cookies with munchies sated and napping like angels, Peace returns to Caledon.
Well done, gentlemen.

The Deep Dark of the Year

February is the hardest month here in the far North. Well past the bustle and busyness of the holidays, the days are still dark and cold, and spring is much too far away to contemplate. We all struggle with fatigue here at this time of year. Many choose this month to go vacation in Hawaii and other warm sunny places. It is a battle to get up and face each day, and each small challenge becomes a Denali to be surmounted.
This last week has been especially hard, the exhaustion is overwhelming with all the emotion and distress that one is helpless to assuage.
But....the best cure is to stay busy and focused. And I must do so - I am trying to get geared up and ready to start grad school this summer. And the Steam SkyCity rebuild is progressing afoot, and we need to stay focused to complete and be ready for the big opening. The Newcomers group is up and running and we need to keep the momentum going there. The Caledon Games have begun and the Malaprop Ordinance Challenge is now scheduled for the 15th of this month.
And the Worlds Cutest Puppy - Sprocket the Wonder Dog- will be having his first foot surgery on the 17th of this month. So if I seem a bit distracted or lethargic, just pour in more tea and point me where you need me to go!