An update in the goings on in my life:
A good friend and I are taking an online class (my first ever) from Big Picture Scrapbooking called "Darci Loves Doodlebug." One of the reasons I signed up for this class was so that I could justify to myself the purchase of some of Doodlebug's nifty products. I am failing miserably. I went in to the scrapbook store the other day to get some project supplies and ended up back where I always go - the clearance section. Yes, Doodlebug makes some of the cutest stuff around - whimsical, fun, cheery - but I just can't bring myself to pay the kind of prices on the tags, which is, presumably, the amount of money they are asking for each item. Instead, I keep defaulting to stuff I have or stuff I can get cheaper. The hell with it. I'm renaming this class "Candy Loves Clearance" and pressing on with glory.
The Prawn tested Saturday (technically yesterday) for Senior Yellow belt. She TOTALLY rocked!! She was the youngest one testing and did quite a bit better than some of the other kids there. Go PRAWN!! She nailed every question and her form, too. The only problem she had was during blocking sets when she watched the boys beside her. She knows the sets perfectly, but watching them do it wrong messed her up. She did finally do them right, once she got ahead of them timing-wise. Pics to follow when it's not 3:30 am, and I'm not on the couch with 2 sleepless kids (1 feeling a bit off and the other awoken by our noise.)
Blogging remains a guilty pleasure for me, as do all things online. I love learning new things, looking stuff up, etc. but it sure is way too easy to get sucked in and then not have time to do anything with more lasting results like WRITING! :-/ 3:30 am, however, is perfect since there's nothing else I can do very well in the dark. Well, not while GuTTer MuNKi is conked out anyway. OK, writing would work. Arrrgh! Well, it IS kinda hard to see the keyboard.
Current musical interests I plan to further explore:
Sting's new album
On Friday we bought the final Lemony Snicket book. Mollusc and I read it immediately - trading back and forth as we did various things throughout the day. Mollusc was a little disappointed, as she and I had both been hoping for a specific thing to happen that never did, but I think that overall it was a satisfying ending. Sunny is in top form and nearly all (if not actually all) of her utterances have a real meaning. I plan to Google some of the more obscure ones. Very, VERY entertaining. :) I think that she says something in Hebrew at one point, and then of course there are the French and Japanese words/phrases as well as some mythological allusions. Now, of course Mollusc and I are making constant references to peer pressure and detritus, and doing our best to work things with the initials V.F.D. into our conversations.
I hope they don't make any more movies out of these books. :-P
If we all survive the night and go on to have a healthy day, which actually seems possible as no one has a fever or anything, I think we're going to go to a nearby apple orchard tomorrow/today. GuTTer MuNKi has plans to make apple jelly and/or apple butter among other things. (get it? ^_^ )