Life Near an Iowa Cornfield 5-30-2009
My presence online has been greatly diminished this month. It has been a hectic month for the VS household. Mrs. VS has begun the weekly chemo treatments (see Day 146 for more info). She’s been feeling the stress.
PIT #1 graduated High School last week Sunday (5-24-09). So we’ve been running hither and thither attending open houses, final concerts, Baccalaureate, graduation and what-not. Pastor Gary (yes the same Pastor that Goober helps) preached Baccalaureate. I was left wondering why Senior Awards needed to be presented after Baccalaureate and why each presenter had to spend 15 minutes re-reading the info printed in the program. PIT #3 summed up everyone’s feelings “That was two hours of the most boring thing I’ve ever sat through, Daddy”
Graduation went off without a hitch. PIT #1 has closed down one chapter of her life and is prepared to embark on the next chapter. She heads off to basic training on the 31st of May.
Memorial Day we went to a Renaissance Faire in the Amana Colonies. Wasn’t sure how the family would like it but all five of us enjoyed ourselves. PITs 2&3 want to go to the one in Des Moines over Labor Day. Mrs. VS enjoyed herself as well. I picked up a cloak and two daggers. PIT #1 got a Katana blade to go with her Black Belt. PIT #3 remarked that the Faire was like a D&D game at full size.
Me? I’ve been working at a new job and trying to juggle the career and the can company. I’m the new Ad Designer for a local paper, The Record in Conrad, Iowa. I’m using my degree and enjoying myself immensely. The new job is 9-5 and thus my free time has evaporated somewhat. I usually work on blog posts on the weekends and get a full week’s worth written. However the past few weekends have been busy with graduation stuff. Uncle Bear has written some guest-posts to get me back up and running (Thank You My Liege). I should be back to writing tomorrow after we drop off PIT #1.
We have a farewell party for PIT #1 tonight and PIT #2 starts Driver’s Ed on Monday. Hoping to catch Angels & Demons at the dollar theater.
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