Joining Amanda at the habit of being for her weekending series. . . .
Weekends come and go so quickly. I don't know why-maybe it's having so much movement and activity in the house.
Friday we watched Gentle Giant. I think it was filmed in the 60's or 70's. Okay, straight up, this movie was crazy. Once I got over an animal and a person dying in the first ten minutes (really wasn't expecting all of that), it was a nice, slow, old-fashioned movie. Compared to most of today's kids' movies, this one moved at a glacial pace. I thought that was awesome and the kids really enjoyed it. There was time to just be in the movie and not get jerked from scene to scene.
Saturday was filled with more color charts. I am loving all of the different ways to control color and mix up new colors-fabulous. I'll share more on that in another post.
Doran was singing a lot. This is one of his favorites. He is an 80's boy. Who knew he liked Freestyle? Somebody help me. He also took the words to this song's chorus and changed them to: "I just want some chicken." He actually followed the tune pretty well. Now everyone in the house is singing it.
Elijah and I took our first trip to the comic book store. He has a sudden and keen interest in Stan Lee. Unfortunately comic books ain't what they used to be. I could find nothing fitting for a seven year old, until I found a compendium of old Fantastic Four comics and then a similar one on Slamazon featuring The Incredible Hulk. Whatever happened to those old comics? Whatever happened to Hot Stuff: The Little Devil? I remember he looks a little bad but he didn't do much. Besides he walked around in a cloth diaper which never seemed to burn even though most everything else he touched did. Oh well.
Let's see; there were snickerdoodles and books this weekend. We read more of The Four-Story Mistake and finished Heart and Soul. Eden got a lot of enjoyment out of The Tomten. Man is she growing up quickly. Oh and she is also a fan of The Robot. Between Doran's singing and her dancing, it's pretty entertaining over here.
Helena and I spent some nice quiet time together while everyone was at Elijah's tennis lesson. This will be the last for a while as Elijah decided he wanted to take a break and start up again in the Fall.
I spent some time thinking about Pinterest. There is a lot of talk on the web about copyright issues and user responsibility. It's more than I want to deal with right now. I do wish I recalled more of copyright law that I learned in law school. Like a lot of quagmire issues, the analysis is all over the place. It seems to me that this issue of the web use and intellectual property affects Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr in one way or another, not just Pinterest. I do know that I don't want to get caught up in any illegalities and I want to respect the artists' wishes. It seems that Pinterest can take an artist's product that I pin and use it for its own means-not cool.
Ugh, but on to more fun stuff. The kiddies and I went thrifting. That was pretty cool. We talked about saving money, recycling and still getting useful and pretty things. The kids loved looking around so it looks like I have four little thrifters now. I can't wait until the flea market open up again.
I worked on my portfolio and now that's all ready. It's interesting to see your work kind of gathered together.
Sunday evening was spent knitting my felted balls and watching Moneyball with a friend. I think spending time with a friend, a good movie, and knitting was a nice capstone for the weekend?
What were you up to this weekend?