Catching up…

I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth.  I had a terrible head cold.  I am recovered, though.  We’ll play catch up with this post.

Friday, we had a fun time at the Discovery Museum.  We went there for a presentation of the Gingerbread houses that were submitted by various groups in the area.  Our homeschooling group got to gether to create a Victorian house of Gingerbread.  It turned out very colorful and bright looking.  We were going to stay for a choral concert after taking an hour to play around the Hands-on Discovery Museum, but we got side tracked with the thought of a Senators Hockey game.  So we we exited quickly before the concert began and ran to the arena.  It was a game between the B-Sens an RI or Conn.  Can’t remember now.  The game rocked!!  We had no defense on our side and allowed two goals before the first period ended.  Changed Goalies and proceeded to fight all the way through the game to tie in the last minute.   We got to see a Shoot Out!!!  It was truely exciting!  We knew two other families attending the game it was really nice to see them in between periods and at the end of the game.   The boys had a great time.  We sat next to elderly ladies whom had season tickets and were very enthusiastic about the game.  T. got to join in with their revelry and blow up bags of confetti they brought with them and rang big cow bells through out the game.  It was funny!  I wish I had my camera for all this.

Saturday, me and the boys headed out early to a Holiday Craft making event at my local UU.  The boys made several items for family and friends as well as out tree and alter.  They even made grammy gifts.  I got some knitting done.

Sunday, we had our goats picked up so they could meet their new boyfriend.  We are having them bred with Kikos.  A hearty meat breed.  They will be gone from anywhere to one week to 6 weeks.  It all depends on how quickly they get “aqcuainted” with the boys.  I feel wierd not having them in the barn.

I am going to pick up some sheep skins intact with fleece from a man who slaughtered our chickens this year for us.  He was not going to do anythig with them and I knew I could get some nice fleece out of this if done right, so Iam giving it a try.  Will let y ou know the results.

I am very excited to have found a very nice shoppe in KY called A Stones Throw.  They can be found online.  I purchased much merino roving for a $1 an ounce.  I am so going crazy with possiblities.  I have already spun about half a spool full.    It is much different than the shetland and alpaca that I have spun in the past.  Will have pics soon.  Check back!

We just found out today that B. won a magazine contest from Game Trade Magazine.  He entered it a month ago in hopes  of obtaining a package of Minatures from World of Warcraft.  They called today to confirm our address and to let me know of its arrival time.  I will hopefully get pics of him recieving it and will post them here.

Yesterday, me and B. joined out Teen Homeschooling group in baking 12 doxen cookies for a Social Awareness presentation regarding afganistan being held that evening.  Surpirsingly, I forgot to take pictures, but I was very ill, so I blame the fogginess on the cold.  The teens took all the recipes and got to work.  They didn’t really need any h elp from us adults at all.  We got the luxury of sitting and chatting and knitting.  It was relaxing.  But from that point on in my day, I was pretty out of it.

Been in held cold fog since.  Broke down and took Nyquil and slept in today till 9am!!!  But my body didn’t quite wake up until about 3pm.  Tonight I feel so much better!!!  I will take a picture of our Advent Spiral we are making this year, later tonight.  Last week our focus was on stone, this weeks it is on plants.  I think you will like to the idea I cam e up with to follow our stone path. 😉

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