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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Medieval Tavern Brawling for Men....NEW!!!

It's that time of year again! We received our Owen J. Roberts Adult Ed course list in the mail this week. You'll remember this from earlier in the year because of the Goatmilk Soap Making Parts I & II courses offered during the Spring session (see post from February 2, 2007).

Good News! Those courses were SUCH a smashing success that they're being offered again for the Fall session, along with this other gem-of-an-adult-ed-class....be sure to register now!


Off Campus Spring City
Sat 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Sept 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10 $90.00
Dave Dickey, Live Steel Fight

Medieval taverns were a special part of social life for men. The tavern was a
gathering place to exchange ideas, meet friends, discuss politics, drink and of
course there was the tavern brawl. Weapons of the day are explored as well as
unarmed fighting and discussions on the types of liquor that was consumed
then. If you are a man who likes a good bar and would like to learn some cool
medieval fight moves, this class is for you! Must be 21 years of age or older.
Dress comfortable. Bring towel and water.
I'm just wondering what the towel is for??

And in case you want to register or are questioning the validity of this course click here and scroll down.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Lots of Colorings & TAPE

Baby Girl is being very artistic lately. She's been enjoying coloring princesses and fairies.

And then she MUST hang them on the wall.

Apparently with LOTS of tape.

I think this one's secure.

A Girl?

Baby Girl is being very artistic lately.....more coming.

Old Neighbors

You learn something new about your friends everyday.

Just got home from a visit with old neighbors who now have three (!) kids. Their oldest is Baby Girl's age and also her first friend. We were swapping stories about the joys of parenthood-- you know the ones...not sleeping in EVER again, sixteen-hour days home alone with three kids, etc. etc.

I commented, "Well, you guys were the ones who wanted three (!) kids!"

Mike shot back, "Yeah, but....not all the time!"

It was perfect!!!

And what I learned during this visit that fascinated me most is that this household does not have (what I would consider) baking essentials, such flour, baking soda, etc. etc.

And, it was my friend's first time making banana bread. She explained that they had acquired a bunch of suddenly very-ripe bananas. She asked her mother about a banana bread recipe, and if she could borrow her mother's baking essentials, since she doesn't keep them stocked in the house.

When I commented, "I can't believe you don't have flour in this house!" , Mike (again) replied, "Uhh, What for?"


Kerrfunk and I explained that we, personally, find it helpful to use flour for baking cookies and making pancakes.

You know...it's just sometimes handy to have that sort of stuff hanging around the house :-)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

God Hovers

Today at Movie Church the guest pastor said that he thinks the first thing that God did in the bible was hover. He explained that God comes into things that are

to create
God hovers, then dives in.
That's....hover....not Hoover. God's not vacuuming....at least not today.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Freestyle Table Cleaning

While helping me make choco chip cookies, Baby Girl decided that her skills would best be utilized by wiping the table. As she was doing that, she was doing some funny 'moves'. She said, "Mom, get the camera!" Then she posed this way for me.

Who knew table cleaning could be so dynamic?

Friday, August 10, 2007

It'll Be Here Before You Know It!

Christmas, that is....

I keep telling Kerrfunk that it's true...Christmas will be here before we know it. I think he's finally starting to believe me.

Baby Girl, on the other hand, has the childhood concept of time. When days drag on for weeks, and Christmas and summer vacation can't get here soon enough.

She told me the other day, "Christmas is taking a long time to get here!"

I told her my mantra, "It'll be here before you know it!" Knowing that to her, it really does feel like forever until it arrives again.

It also doesn't help that she begs for everything she sees in the stores when we're out shopping, and my solution is to tell her, "Okay. I'll add it to your Christmas list."

I also change it up with, "Okay. We'll tell Grandma and Grandpa you want that. Maybe they'll get it for you?!" Lately she responds with, "Can Grandma and Grandpa bring it to me TODAY?" (mind you, we live 1,000 miles away from the grandparents)

The items I am to write on the Christmas list don't always get written down. I tend to hope that Baby Girl will forget all about what she saw at the store, as she moves on to coveting the next big thing. But I try to remember her wish list in the back of my head....just in case. She is getting to an age where she can remember what she asked for and can be disappointed.

They're Sewn On!

Baby Girl was flipping through channels on the TV the other night and, being the 'little woman' that she is, stopped on the home shopping channel to gaze at the ring that was being sold at the time.

We started discussing rings. It went something like this....

Baby Girl, "I want a ring like that one."

Me, "Okay. When you graduate high school or something, we can probably get you a ring."

The conversation continued and led to the topic of weddings and wedding rings.

Baby Girl, "That ring (on left ring finger) is sewn on. You never take it off."

Me, "Oh! That's right, I guess."

Baby Girl, "Daddy's is sewn on, too."

And I asked her what it means to be married or be a wife. Of course, she said she didn't know.

But she talks about weddings and being married alot, all thanks to Disney Princesses!!!