So this time of year we here in MN celebrate the cold. It's called WINTER CARNIVAL.
For 10 days we hardy Minnesotans get out and do things like have parades. Make Snow sculptures, ice sculptures, ride fire trucks in the blistering cold. We crown royalty. King Boreas, Aurora, Queen of the Snows, The 4 Winds princes and their princesses. And of course there is the Vulcan Krewe. See it's a battle more or less. Boreas came here in search of a winter playground. The Vulcans bring the heat. The carnival is actually started because some nut job in New York said we were the frozen tundra of the United States. So, MN didn't take that lying down, oh no sir! They said we can live here, and to prove it isn't so bad we'll have a celebration in the middle of winter to prove it. If you want to read the "legend" here's a link.
Ok, why all this talk of Winter Carnival?
It is a very difficult time for me. It's Howie time. This is his big shabang. My dad has this collection of carnival stuff...TONS of buttons, and stuff dating back to the beginning 1886. He cherishes his stuff. If the house were burning down Howie would save his collection before he would think about saving us. (That is not an exaggeration. It is the truth.) Today, when I woke up I went to read the paper, ok I went to check the ads. And right there on the front page was a picture of Howie. Howie and his grand collection. What I failed to mention, was just the night before I said to Rob."I had a dream that we ran into Howie at the sculptures, and all I could do was cry." I haven't seen or heard from Howie in 3 years now. So it was just random to be dreaming about him. The I saw the paper, Rob said "I guess we know why you were thinking about him now."
Things like this happen to me. It's bizarre. Anyway, point.
I'm taking a little break. I need it. I've got projects to do around here and I can't think straight to make sense or be funny.
I found a bedspread that was originally $150 and I paid $34 for it! CRAZY.
So now I'm on a mission to cute up the bedroom. I've already banned the picture of our wedding with the 'rents in it. (Ok, why that was in there I'm not sure...but who needs THEM watching...you know.) I bought some "wild" fabric that I'm going to TRY to make a slipcover for the ottoman with. You know projects.
Oh, and a check in on the 1 Cor. 7:5 Challenge...I bought some "stuff". Things you DON'T wear out of the house. It was awkward, but I have dropped some hints and look forward to the fashion show. ' Nuff said.
And HAPPY news...my friend Jody is newly engaged and I am stepping in as a sudo-wedding planner to help her make the calls and collect the data. That is going to keep me busy. They want to get married in August. THIS August. Yeh, I know...tick tock tick tock.
I'll be around...