Friday, September 5, 2008

weird object friday

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah

The ants go marching one by one,

The little one stops to suck his thumb

And they all go marching down to the ground

To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!Actually, these are ants you want at your picnic. They are weights that hold down the tablecloth.
Hope everyone has a great week.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Two reasons for a great day. Football season starts. I am not a football fanatic, but I love the season. Two years ago when my son moved to Austin, we started a family/friend fantasy football league. It keeps us in close contact. I've won the superbowl the last two years which is funny because I know the least.
The best thing about the day, though, is that my son, Sean is here tonight. He has to travel to New Jersey to attend a wedding and flew in from Austin to spend the night here. We had a crab feast for him tonight with friends and family attending. It is good to see him. He has to have shoulder surgery next week if everyone could keep him in your thoughts. Thank you, Gerry

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

Charles and I spent the day at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.It is full of shopping. All sorts of artisans are there to sell their wares. There are printmakers, potters, glass blowers, jewelry makers, candlemakers, weavers, herbalists and many more. Charles' favorite are the potters. He is always on the lookout for a new coffee companion. I picked up a bronze dragonfly for the garden. You can get all kinds of food and drinks. We had steak on a stake, with sweet potato fries and fried string beans. Charles tasted the brew.The festival offers all sorts of entertainment. This was Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre.

However, I prefered, Tom Fox, the King of Swords. He was good with the kids and kept a lot of adults entertained with his wit.

The festival is set up like an old English town in 1541 with building and tents full of wares of the time. They even have games set up for the "kids" like hatchet throwing and Drench the Wench. They also had elephant and pony rides.
There are street performers galore. Even visitors dress up. You can rent a costume when you come in if you are so inclined. There are dancers, jugglers, musicians and actors all in character winding their way through the town.

They even had a jousting tournament. Each side of spectators gets to cheer for a team of riders. A good time was had by all.