In the News this week, Princess celebrated her 12th birthday. She received a journal, a sketch journal, some pens, some art supplies, a scrapbook binder, some hair rubberbands, and a Steve figurine (Minecraft. You know). She had a Minecraft cake, a last-minute gift exchange with her friends, and disgust at her younger brother, who introduced some juice powder into the jug of milk in the refrigerator. It’s like strawberry milk, now, but still…
She was delighted with the fact that her parents were able to talk her paternal grandparents out of purchasing more clothing for her. Her paternal grandparents were, likewise, excited at the prospect of selecting a gift for her that wasn’t clothing related. They were the procurers of the art supplies.
Along with all these riches, Princess also graduates from Primary (the LDS children’s program) into Young Women’s (the LDS program for teenage girls). So, in sort of a strange way, she has also graduated out of being a child. She is now officially a teenager, even though that won’t technically happen for another year. Oh well.
In Sports, this week, jak and I spent our time digging a nice foot-deep hole. “Why?” you might ask. Well, the purpose was to sink the base for the tether-ball set we bought for the kids at Christmas. Yes, it has taken this long for us to finally get around to putting the silly thing up. However, we encountered difficulties that I’ll explain later, and had to take the thing down again.
In Weather, we had a severe wind storm in this area. (Well, not severe to the weather service but severe to this reporter.) Needless to say, as the tether-ball set had been left up, the constant pressure from the wind cracked the cement we used to set the base into the lawn. Needless to say, jak isn’t happy at all. It is the considered opinion of this reporter that, since we used instant cement (just add water) we might add more water and reset the base. However, this solution is yet to be proven effective. This reporter will inform you in a later posting if said solution actually works.
That’s all for now! From the Dragon’s Lair, I’m Cimmorene. Be back next week when, hopefully, I’ll be able to get back online and give you yet another dose of reality.
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