Sunday, March 4, 2012

Two Different Worlds

It's been a pleasant weekend so far.  On Friday night I went skating with my Builders Club. We're all going to Universal Studios in a couple of weeks, but I wanted to put together an informal field trip for the kids who couldn't go to Universal.  The club voted on skating, which thrilled me because that's one activity I'm really comfortable with.  We ended up having an incredible time.  Toward the end of the night we played this insane game of tag (to loud music, beneath a disco ball in the dark), and at one point I swear there were about a dozen of my students "it" with me being their only prey.  It was fine with me though, because even though I'm "old," I'm fast on skates.  The only almost-accident I experienced was when a little boy cut me off.  I was speed skating and had no way to stop or swerve in time, so I ended up picking him up right off the ground before colliding into him.  I carried him long enough to slow down (about eight feet or so) and then set him back down on his skates.  I told his mom I was really sorry, but she was cracking up.  I guess it must be a little weird when some crazy person on skates plucks your little kid right up from the floor.

Yesterday the kids promoted in karate.  Well technically Trin can't promote anymore until her black belt test this summer, but she still participates in all of the ceremonies.  Elijah promoted to a brown belt, so I'm really proud of him.  Unfortunately his promotion ceremony was really boring.  I think my eyes were starting to glaze over.

Today we went to church, out to lunch to this Chinese restaurant that I love (I always get shrimp in lobster sauce), and shopping.  Once we were back home, I painted for about two hours.  I'm finally making some headway on the commissioned painting.  It's actually pretty fun to paint, even though it's not my style.

We're getting ready to go to Clint's parents house for pizza, so I better sign off..

This is not my painting (I wish it were); this is an image I came across online yesterday.  I just find it interesting.