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Lots has been going on, and I really hate being up at this time of the morning. Class seems like such an inconvenience right now, getting in the way of getting important stuff done. Ah, well. It's a small price to pay at the moment, and I do start teaching in the fall.

I'm taking my ORELA (middle-school general knowledge test, for you non-teachers) in mid-August. It'll be nice to have that over and done with.

The weekend before last, we had our SCA Arts and Sciences social at our house. It was fun, and it meant that the majority of the house is clean now. (Some of it needs to be neatened, however.) I taught my [livejournal.com profile] fearga's 12-year-old daughter, K, to knit. She picked it up right away and is now knitting a Harry Potter scarf in garter stitch. I am more pleased than I can possibly say. [livejournal.com profile] fearga tells me that K has now knitted about 6-8 inches on her scarf, and her grandmother has taught her how to purl. ^_^

That same day, Alex taught K how to use the lathe, and K turned a Harry Potter wand. I fully expect her to bring both to the Harry Potter celebration for the book this weekend.

Other people did other nifty crafts, and it was a good, relaxed time.

Scribal work continues apace. We still have charters to paint, and Alex and I are working on a rush project for Coronation. It's actually a lot of fun. We just have painting to do on those, as well, and then they're ready to send on their merry way.

I also went to my cousin's wedding last weekend. It was fun, and the two flower girls and the ringbearer were very entertaining as they emphasized all of the reasons why Alex and I did not have small children in our wedding. The ceremony was short and sweet, the bride and groom both looked lovely, and I have good feelings about their new life together. I also got to actually chat with my grandmother and grandfather on my father's side, who I almost never get to see. That was very pleasant. Grandpa talked a little bit about coming over to Oregon from Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl years when he was nine. I'd love to hear him tell more stories. I also saw many of my other relations on that side, as well as my "Uncle" Fred (Dad's best friend). It was really nice to be able to talk to all of these people and catch up with them.

[livejournal.com profile] vesta_aurelia is coming over this weekend! *SQUEE!*

Gotta go and try to get some homework done now--and get coffee. Coffee is vital at this juncture.

magicians' wands

Date: 2007-07-17 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-anyanka.livejournal.com
A wise person once said, "Remember, it's not the size of the wand, but the magician behind it that counts."

OK, OK, it doesn't have to have a smutty interpretation...

Re: magicians' wands

Date: 2007-07-17 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naelany.livejournal.com

Date: 2007-07-17 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naelany.livejournal.com
*snugs* Yay, Elfie-post!

Sounds like you guys had a fun time of it with all that crafty goodness going around! And yay for getting the place straightened up, I know how much that can run a person down when it's not.

Yay for family time ^_^. What were the theories, by the by? ^_~

Did I miss the post you were planning on the BSG-weekend?

Date: 2007-07-17 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corvideye.livejournal.com
"Grandpa talked a little bit about coming over to Oregon from Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl years when he was nine."

Wow, that sounds fascinating! Get a small tape recorder sometime and get him to tell you stories while you record. You'll be so glad you did... and the historical society might be interested to. The most fascinating window into 20th c. history I ever had was transcribing several tapes of Marian's mother interviewing her Hungarian Jewish father about his experiences as a kid on his own during WWI. It was just astonishing. Marian did the same thing with her paternal grandmother when the latter was ill in the hospital, just talking with her and asking her questions, and was very glad she did. I really wish someone had done that with a woman I used to visit whose family was the first to settle in Fox Hollow Valley. Memory is an irreplacable resource...

Date: 2007-07-17 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corvideye.livejournal.com
Gah, it must be early... I can't believe I just typed "to" instead of "too"! I NEVER do that! Agh!

Date: 2007-07-17 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morrghan92.livejournal.com
Someday I will be able to have fun crafty time again. I'm pretty bummed that I haven't made it to any of the socials yet. That whole real life having a baby thing just wasn't letting me have any fun ;)

Date: 2007-07-17 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vesta-aurelia.livejournal.com
vesta_aurelia is coming over this weekend! *SQUEE!*

SQUEEEE back!!!

Oh My Bob I'm soooo excited!

Date: 2007-07-17 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arianadream.livejournal.com
More SQUEEEEES!! :D Yay!

Date: 2007-07-18 05:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] haddassah.livejournal.com
I need to learn to knit.....

Tell Vesta I said hello and send her my best wishes.


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