What Do You Do In Your Spare Time?

We all live busy lives. I was a little too busy to write anything lately so instead you get a visual sneak peek into my last few days!

On Sunday I broke out my old Civil War Reenacting gear for a book fair. The dress was a real hit — it’s what gave me the courage to participate in two panel discussions on history and fiction! It also landed me  gigs at possibly three different venues in the area in 2019! The main thing though was that it was really fun!

 

On Monday it was back to living my real life of flannels, boots and mud with my favorite lamb escaping yet again  from our electric fencing. I seriously have no idea how she does it. I tried letting the other sheep out so she’d join the herd, but they all decided (now that we have a new neighbor) to escape onto the neighbor’s front lawn. I spent the next hour chasing Natasha (with Prince Andrei in tow) around the perimeter of the electric fence. I couldn’t stay mad at her because she knew what she was doing and it was funny. She’d let me get right up behind her before bouncing off in the playful ways lambs do.

Finally I caught her:

A Note: Little Natasha is safe and sound and, aside from her wounded pride, she was perfectly fine once I got her back with the other sheep. 🙂

So … readers and writers, what do you do in your spare time? Do you like dressing up? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Oh this was such a fun post – I love you all done up in your Civil War era dress – truly beautiful, you wear the dress well, your hair is gor-gee-ous! Your exhibit looks inviting. Have fun with your upcoming speaking engagements.

    As for Natasha – hilarious, especially you tugging at the leash. Must remind you of stubborn teenagers – or maybe hubby when he’s in one of those moods. Well, that’s what it reminded me of.

    What do I do with my spare time? Ha ha ha ha ha. I spend far too much time on the Internet and I clean, or at least I try to. When I can, I visit family and friends, but that’s not spare time – that’s crucial to my well being.

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    1. Yes, I need to spend more time with family. I’m so resistant because I think I have so much to do — like more laundry or weeding gardens (which I now officially hate LOL).

      Whenever I take the time with family and friends I wonder why I didn’t do it sooner.

      Speaking engagements are really out of my comfort zone but if I say no I’ll feel like a bit of a loser. Hahaha. The panels were easy because they were Q & A. Anyone can answer a question. 🙂

      The sheep help me to get some exercise.

      I hear you about the internet. I spent far too much time following a youtube person last week through their spiritual journey. It was interesting because she was really extreme, but still I could have called family!

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  2. While your dress looks gorgeous, can you imagine having to wear that every day–or something similar. Jeans and shirts–so much better!

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    1. I’m torn on the subject. I love beautiful dresses. When I used to reenact I also had a work dress. Women who had work to do didn’t wear big hoops. The work dress still had a lot of fabric but was easy enough to get around in.

      Of course out with the sheep I think jeans and overalls are best. 🙂

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  3. Love the dress–and you wear it well. Easy to see why it would get people to book you for speaking gigs. Hope you sell a LOT of books.

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    1. Thanks! It’s fun to make a splash every once in a while. 🙂

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      1. Of course, because I write about food and agriculture, my “costume,” should I wear one, would probably look more like what you wear every day on your farm. 🙂

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      2. Overalls aren’t flattering but they get the job done 😉 Do you have any agricultural related projects in the works now?

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      3. PS~ if you ever feel so inclined, I’d love to have you do a post for my blog. I think the history of agriculture more than most other things has affected family dynamics.

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  4. You look so pretty in your dress, Adrienne. I’m happy the event was successful. I’m in a season of my life where there’s not much time for fun, but I did enjoy your video with Natasha. She’s adorable!

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  5. candidkay says:

    Wow! I bet you move carefully in that dress:). I forgot about the skirt diameters back in the day Is it heavy? Do you wear a hoop for volume?

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    1. Luckily my hoops are the modern, cheaply made plastic ones so they’re light weight. It’s not to hard to get around and people tend to give you personal space. LOL. They’re also probably secretly thinking I’m crazy so …

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