My Dearest Kendrah,
I hope this letter finds you well. I realize you will be occupied most of this weekend getting you and the Sons moved into your new home, but it's been a while since I've written. Read whenever you get a chance!
I too survived War Practice. It was pleasant, too bad about the rain Saturday night. The next weekend was Wellspring. Aragorn decided to come along this time. Apparently he's gotten over his initial dislike of my "heathen displays" and thought he'd join in. And it was another excuse to go camping and avoid paperwork! As usual, he spent most of the time drinking beer, hiking and writing poetry. He joined in the warrior games too, but really pulled his punches. He thought that since he wasn't a real ADF member, or for that matter, real at all, it would be better to let someone win. It was nice that he was there when i got sworn onto the board of directors. He can be very supportive at times!
I'm in cleaning mode. I have to get the house ready for my Midsummer's Eve Faerie Dinner. You wouldn't believe the dust on everything! (Well, yes you would...you've cleaned my house before). Anyway, I got most of the dusting done and tidied up the back room a bit. I still need to mop all the floors and clean the kitchen, but there's time. My project yesterday was painting the bathroom. I have to say, the King was more helpful than usual. He even scrubbed the mildew off the ceiling! I guess with all his Elven experience, he understands how much the Fair Folk appreciate a clean bathroom. I was so excited to put up my new shower curtain and finally set out my new rug and trash can! I've had my old shower curtain since 1991! I hardly recognize the place!
BTW, Faramir and Eowyn plan to join us for table-making. I'm not sure how useful they'll be, but they seem to think a day in Conneaut would be splendid fun! I can't wait 'til they see power tools!! Kathryn and I bought 12 or so napkins at the Highland Park Yard Sale last weekend. I'll get those all washed and ironed. I plan to sew up the tablecloths and bring them when we make the tables. That way all the linens will be together. (We also looked for wooden folding chairs but has no luck. Very disappointing.)
I'm anxious to start making some garb for Sam. Aragorn offered to loan him some stuff, but I think Sam would prefer his own garb. He's fussy! If I get the rest of the house cleaned this week, I'll start in on some basics. Sam plans to come over next weekend so I'd like to have something for him to see!
Well, I should get going. It's garbage night and there's a lot to haul. I still can't get the king to take out the trash. Best of luck with your move. I look forward to hearing from you!
Your affectionate Friend,