Friday, November 6, 2009

My dream of driving has become a reality. Yesterday at about 1:30 pm I passed the driving test for my Driver's Permit. Oh man, I could have flown; if mom had told me to jump the Empire State Building I would have.

It all happened so fast: One minute I was answering questions on the computer and the next I was staring at a screen that said "applicant passed with 20 right and 2 wrong." I was so dazed I just sat there for a couple of seconds. When I finally did get up I must have looked confused 'cause the first thing mom said was "What happened?" To which I replied "Uhh I think I passed."

Anyway they told me I'd passed with a score of 91%. Then took my picture, and handed me my permit.
So now- as long as mom or dad is with me- I can drive. Hurrah!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Did you know that...?

I'm going to try and do a weekly fact on Middle- Earth. I'll try to stay within the bounds of the trilogy and The Hobbit but I might throw in some stuff from other material (like the Silmarillion). So here goes:

You probably know the country of Rohan is also called the Riddermark but do you know what the words Ridder-mark actually mean?

I'll give you a week to answer.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Which Author Do You Like Best Results

The results are in: George MacDonald is our favorite author, while C.S.Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien tie for second. So all you fans of MacDonald, celebrate!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Studying to Drive

Teen Son: I wanna drive! I wanna drive!

Dad: Then you need to pass the test.

Teen Son: I've tried and I always fail.

Dad: then you need to study harder.

So I study and I study and I fail the knowledge test again. Four times I've taken that test and four times I've failed. And so its back to studying for next time.

You know, it struck me while I read the driving booklet that I'm studying for something that could potentially take my life. Which is a rather morbid thought; it might actually make me drive safely,not that I wasn't going to anyway(don't get nervous Mom). Anyway, I can't wait 'til I can drive. So I guess I better go study some more.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jobs I've Had This Summer.

Last Thursday while raking pine needles for an older couple from our church, I got to thinking about all the different jobs I've had over the summer. Some of the jobs were interesting and some were hard but none of them were boring.

As I raked, I tried to remember as many of them as I could. So far I've: reroofed a garage and a house with a roof so steep it was almost like roofing a wall (not really!),washed dishes in a little diner in downtown Ellensburg, dug post holes (each one twice) and installed a fence, washed the walls of a rental home for the property manager's husband, and helped a locksmith, also from our church, install and re-key locks.

It has been a busy summer for our family, and now it looks like it's going to be a busy fall as well.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I Love to Read. Part 2

I love to read is finally finished.
I now give you I love to read part 2

I love to read of made up worlds;
Lands of story and song.
Of Elven swords and banners furled,
And ashwood lances keen and long.

I love to read of magic lands,
Of hoary mountains tall and cold.
Of vast and trackless shifting sands
And forests mighty of old.

I love to read of High Elven lords,
Of Dwarvish warriors or wandering men.
Of battles against the evil hoards,
And of journeys through forest and fen.

I love to see the faces again
Of the peoples in these stories.
For I've journeyed with them joy and pain,
And watched them earn their glory.

Monday, September 7, 2009

It's Over.

The Fair is officially over (ahhhh) It was fun, yes, but so is normal life.