Phew! I think I survived the weekend… jury is still out as I am now slightly under the weather this week. 😞
Holiday Fair I scurried around drop off fundraiser products to sell for a new Canton Scribal fund, delivered new VOA pads to the MOLs and collected scrolls as I went in the morning. Then His Majesty in his wisdom made a royal decree ‘One name!’ My immediate response was ‘Sara’… leaving out which last name 😇. I was able to watch (then) Lady Amy Sparrow got put on vigil and schedule my ‘Fastpass’ slot to visit her.
Eventually, I remembered to eat breakfast once I got my scribes going to finish off their scrolls for evening court. Less then 40 minutes later I was enjoying lunch ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Shortly after lunch I submitted a hardcopy of my Letter of Intent to Her Majesty then shortly e-mailed the electronic version to all the appropriate people. I was happy I got to spend some time Kibitzing with friends and looking around prior to preparing for court as Their Excellencies Herald.
Court was awesome. There was a Lady (whom I had thought was a Peer) get her Golden Dolphin, so peers I am looking to you to keep your eyes on her, much congratulations to you! Then while running Their Excellencies’ Court we had some fun with Their Majesties in their wisdom bestow my friends of mine awards as the Baron and Baroness had also just recognized them. Then my Second Herald, jumped in and called me into court ( I thought I was award proof at the Baronial Level and here they go proving me wrong 😅) as Sanada Tatsuko… while being honored with a Silver Horn for being TE Clerk Signet and Royal Secretary, His Majesty once again… questioned my name and proceeded to honor me with a Coral Branch as Sara van Eerde 🤯. I hadn’t thought anyone had noticed my artwork so that was an honor (also I didn’t kneel because of a bad knee, please forgive me, I didn’t want to go to all fours to get back up).
After finishing TE’s court, Their Majesties’ continued their court. I spied with my herald’s eye a name of a friend on the docket and asked Her Majesty if I may go grab her…. Turns out she had moved from where I had last saw her before court.😕 Never fear thanks to the aid of some friends I found her in a dazed state and helped her to Their Majesties Court. She was shaking not necessarily knowing what was going on and I was in tears of joy for my friend being honored, just earlier in the day I was telling people of her good works and that she should be recommended for this award.
Court ended with a great laugh and joy as (then) Lady Amy Sparrow was elevated and awarded her Laurel. I need to remember her infamous quoting of Mistress Molly…. The look on Her Majesty’s face when Mistress Amy said it was priceless. 🙈🙉🙊
The evening was finished off with dinner with some friends (thank you!!) and a nice drive home.
The next day was a thrilling adventure of being a DM to 4 fearless fighters for 7 hours. 🙂 Which in itself was another adventure this past weekend. 🤪
For the story behind each of my names go to the about me page.😊
And for the record Your Majesty; Sara van Eerde is at your service to the dream <curtsies>.