We, the fam, took a car trip to my in-laws' cabin for a day; we stopped at the Renaissance Festival en route. Kid E and I had fun in the back seat:
Sadly, her glasses fit my face:
This affair is really big here, it is every weekend in the month of May, this was it's fourteenth year in operation. It is amazing, so many patrons dress in costume, as well as all of the employees of the event.
My sister-in-law helps her significant other with the operation, they look really cute!
A better view of her costume:
The festival had been opened for nearly an hour when we arrived and it was already full of people. This sign
is upon entrance:
The kid is in costume because as her loving parents, we feel that it is our duty to put her in clothing that is scratchy, synthetic, and inappropriate for voiding, especially after consuming mass quantities of liquids due to aforementioned clothing.
Here I am enjoying homemade cream soda and breathable cotton fabric:
E loves rocks-always has, so, there were a few stops for her to enjoy the best toys in life, the free ones.
E also loves animals, but, the closer that she got to some, she became apprehensive to touch them, except for the ponies, loved the ponies.
She cried when the ride was over.
The faery's dad enjoyed every weapon-throwing game on the premises. He was best at axe throwing, look out lame jesters...
The parasol has a spot in our home now, it is purple and I love it! Thanks Heather.
I finally watched Slumdog Millionaire. I enjoyed that movie so much! One of my professors would ask the class had we seen the movie about social justice, out of 100 students, no one had seen it! This was just before the Academy Awards, I'm sure a few watched it afterwards. I do not like going to the theater to see movies, so, I knew that it was not going to happen. The only movie I saw last year in the theater was "Tropic Thunder," yes, it was worth it.
Bill in a Snuggie
Bill Maher is coming to a city near us! I really would like to see him, I am such a fan! I may pass because I also want to go to Silver Bella and we may plan a summer trip-a cruise, maybe. After reading this, I am giving the cruise second thoughts.
So, last weekend, Jimmy and myself had a 24-hr flu or stomach virus of some sort. Most likely the latter, but, I am no medical professional. Apparently, we caught the mysterious ailment from our 2 year old.
Both my husband and I woke up feeling ill. I continued my life as a college student who had homework to do and a mother to a newly potty-trained toddler. Jimmy, on the other hand, realized that his life was on the line, I thought at one point that he had been shot. It became clear to me that his stomach virus was much worse than mine. How do you operationalize such a thing? I will tell you how:
If you are walking around and functioning as you were the day before and the other person is not able to even put a diaper on a child, you are not the same kind of sick.
If you are walking, and the other person is spread-eagle in the middle of the floor, you
are not the same kind of sick.
If you do not want to eat and the other person does not either, you are not the same kind of sick, because one of you will eat six scoops of ice cream, and drink a 12 ounce can of Mountain Dew, and later violently vomit it all. Yes, this is the person that you thought could have died earlier in the day. I know what you are thinking, but I do not care much for Mountain Dew.
The next day in my Medical Sociology class, seriously, the next day, we learned that "women get sicker, but men die quicker." The lecture was about how a man is more likely to die from a disease than a woman.
Thank you, uterus, thank you.
**The uterus, mine at least, has been added to the March of the Tools. Sorry, no pictures, you enter "uterus" in Google Images on your own, I am a bit scarred, which I thought was practically impossible.
Have you seen The Human Giant? It airs on MTV (I know, MTV??) and is so funny! The show has a second season starting on March 11.
This is from their website:
Watch it or die!
Actually, I can’t say watching it will save you from certain death.
even if you watch it, you will eventually die...
Go check it!