Wednesday, October 30, 2013
But unlike at Cupboard Maker ("You can't go in the staff areas because you don't work here, yet!"), at Messiah we not only went down the classroom halls, we also went to where the teachers (professors, obviously, but how do you explain that to kids in preK and kindergarten?) have their offices. And they got to meet the department admin, who fortunately is possibly the most relationship-oriented person I know. Any plans she had to accomplish stuff in her last half-hour of the day went out the window when we showed up, and the kids were playing with all the animal puzzles she had from assorted Burkina Faso trips, as well as a solar-powered dancing flower. Intrigued, they said it ran by "Magic!" That being said, they also said there were monsters in Frey, to which the admin replied that there were, "No monsters, only engineers." Also, in terms of family history, M&D have always known, from the very first time we visited Messiah, that Uncle Big Frog used to work in the blue building, Frey, and Aunt Middle Frog used to work at the library, Murray. But today they mind-blowingly learned that the launch area by the creek used to be all grass, and that was where Uncle Big Frog asked Aunt Middle Frog to marry him. ("WHAT?!?!?!") And they also saw the building (Solly) where Aunt Middle Frog used to live when she was exactly the same age as their oldest sister is right now. We'll let that bounce around in their brains for awhile. Class of 2030 and 2032.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
"God has these bizarre personnel policies." -Chuck Wingate, Bethesda Mission
which tangentially reminds me of:
“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
― Frederick Buechner
What tugs at your heart?
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Taa daaah!Halloween top hat is done (after easily three hats worth of unpicking and redoing, and trips to two different craft shops before finding more of the color I started with at WalMart, which admittedly is probably where I found the color initially) well before 1) any of the Halloween parties we've been invited to and 2) before our next trip to the Ren Faire.
More touchups! And I wore it to the Faire1 and to the Cupboard Maker Halloween party. Inordinately pleased with myself as a Maker. 1 So glad to have a costume that warmly kept my head covered -- never been to the Faire in October before. Usually we're there in August on a Hot Faire Day. (Rowan and the Rose have spoiled The Wild Rover for me with this delightful parody.)
Monday, October 14, 2013
Tough to put on cape and tights
In an Otterbox.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
They also are investigating different options for their next home, now that they've both retired. And prominent among those options is moving to Florida, where they have family. One individual in particular has been poking them for years to move south. As my RVP said recently, an Action personality, by the time they tell you they're thinking of doing something, they've probably already done it. But a Stable personality researches and deliberates and weighs options. But what the conscious mind thinks may not be quite what the subconscious mind is working towards. When we asked them what kind of timeframe they were thinking of moving, although the wife voiced YEAR, she signed HOUR. Hopefully they'll tell me if I don't need to terp this week because they've packed up kit and caboodle and left the state.
Also looking forward to getting our next Kickstarter reward: The Princess Bride: Prepare to Die!.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered
I have fought my way here
To the castle beyond the Goblin City,
To take back the child that you have stolen,
For my will is as strong as yours,
And my kingdom is as great.
You have no power over me.
~ Labyrinth ~
Friday, October 4, 2013
I am delighted to find that I remember reading 64 of these books on the New York Public Library's list
Which others would you add?
I think Caddie Woodlawn should make the list, and I'm surprised not to see more Shel Silverstein.
I wish Sandra Boynton were represented and Suzanne Bloom.