When I showed up to the library on Monday, Rindy and JM handed me a book on Faeries and told me look through the book and pick something to share. They said they had looked for a story but weren't able to find one. The "information" book was the only they could find. Faeries are micheiveous creatures - not to say that fairies aren't - but I think the spelling somehow changes the definition. Faeries, on a whole, sound impish and somewhat scary . . . at least from the descriptions in the book.
I did like the "faerie" definition to mean "doesn't necessarily have wings, no specific size (as some can be as big as giants) . . . but are all bound by magic" and there were different classes of faeries, which I did not go into. The book had some detailed illustrations on some pages and rather dull ones on others. The information that I thought I would share was always on a page without illustrations or so minute it seemed ridiculous to hold the book up for the children to look at. I told them we would first learn a bit about fairies and then I would read them a book with an actual story.
I mostly asked questions: Who knows what a fairy is? What does a fairy look like? What does a fairy wear? and then we would talk about what we thought and what was written in the book. One girl suggested that fairies wore paper. I read that everyday wear was mostly made of leaves and that mouse skin was used for the faeries who went to battle. Silky webs were reserved for high fashion. I pulled these two examples from the web:
When Jenna was younger we had used flower pedals, grass and leaves to make fairy clothes. It was fun.
Someone had given me Pinkalicious Fairy House to read. I don't recall ever seeing a children's book (early reader) told in first person before. That was different. I read some, showed pictures, told some, skipped pages, then sent them outside to make fairy gardens.
On Tuesday Jenna and I went downtown to take some selfies as it was city hall selfie day in Myrtle Creek.
We had left the house at 8:00 and left city hall to go to the pool but as we were there major early, we took some other selfies as well.
Our instructor is out of town and so one of the lifeguard' has been assisting the class with workouts. There were four of us, I think. Yesterday there was only two. Yesterday the pool was warm. Yesterday Jenna and I just did our own thing. It was glorious!
The skies have been clear the last two mornings.
Jenna and her friend Kylee had made plans to spend the day together. I dropped Jenna off at the school where they started to hang. After I returned for them, I could see the haziness filled the skies again, and the mountains were hard to see.
I must have driven the car up and down hill, back and forth, wearing the poor thing down as I was either driving Jenna and Kyle around or running errands for Roland. I was tired of having driven more in one day than I'm used to in just one week.
When we returned home from our trip that we'd taken in June, we passed the small town of Glide before entering Roseburg. Last night the stations flashed a warning on the screen that Glide was to be evacuated IMMEDIATELY. That's not good.