First week of school- done! Wow… this week has been hectic. Figuring out schedules, getting work done, and planning for next week where I start going to another place in the afternoons. (This time next week I’ll be there…) It’ll definitely be interesting going back to a public school-like environment. I don’t think I’ll EVER say that life isn’t an adventure. Thank you all so much for praying for me.
Okay, so last Saturday I did what (for me) was the unthinkable- I loped for the first time! That’s right, me, on Mist, loping. It was definitely different from trotting. I have to work on balance, I must admit. My saddle started moving to the side when I put too much weight on my left leg. Oh, and talk about fast! The book I read on horseback riding described the feel as a “rocking horse” motion. When I think of rocking horse, I think of a swing-like motion or one of those teeter-totter things.
Well, this wasn’t exactly it.
When I got off of her, the first thing I breathlessly said was, “Rabid rocking horse.”
But seriously, it was exhilarating. I can’t wait to do it again.
My family has just been in the movie mood lately. I mean, we NEVER watch movies unless they are being shown on TV. Now we’re getting them from the library, on demand, and such. Anyways, several years ago, my dad bought Lord of the Rings, and he was determined to watch it at least once every year. It’s that time of the year.
No objections here, obviously. The movies are cool, and I just love creepy. Not until recently, mind you. If you had seen me watching it for the first time *shakes head*
You’d think I was there with the characters, screaming my head off at least once in every scene (Orcs, you know. Oh, and Gollum, the Uruk-hai, and then the ultra- creepy spider in the last one *side note: she has a name, but I forgot it. Haven’t seen three yet this year! Anyone know it?*).
Oh, and then there’s the thing kids do when they don’t want to see something, but still sorta do. Ever seen it?
They’ll cover their eyes, but in like two seconds they’ll peep through their fingers.
Yep, that was me.
But not now! I really enjoyed watching 1 and 2, and I’m REALLY looking forward to possibly watching number three tonight. It may involve some begging *winks*
Now those of you who know me really well might be wondering where Lil’ Sis goes when we watch PG-13 movies, which is one once a year when we watch LoTR. This is her first year with us, so our family had to make adjustments to go from teens to teens and a toddler.
She watches Veggie tales. Oh, yeah! I love those movies too and we collected as many as we could for her. I mean, hel-lo! Cute AND good lessons! Plus there’s a Veggie tale play on Lord of the Rings. Really cute.
But, being as those movies generally only last thirty minutes as opposed to, what, two hours?, I have to run over there every so often when she yells, “*Prism*!!! Me done!”
And that’s loads of fun, obviously…