...To borrow a phrase.
Yesterday was figure skating lessons. I need to make some videos of the moves I'm learning, because I can't find them on YouTube. Anyway, I have finally mastered my lunge, which is one of the skills I need to pass to Freestyle 1. The other skills are inside and outside edges, bunny hops and inside 3-turns, all of which I'm pretty good at.
Lunging is basically thrusting (lunging) your body into an uncomfortable position for an extended period of time while moving forward. I help my classmates learn after the teacher leaves and
they all wanted to lunge so I went all out. This way, that way, lunge lunge lunge. I even sat on the ice in a half-split position. And I fell from that position several times. I landed on my cell phone once, but it's okay. It was SO FUN, I got my clothes totally wet!
Anyway, I just got back from the Fort today, where I helped out at the camp again. It was pretty fun, I cut my finger on the porch, sat around a lot, got doused with water and I helped with making lanterns.
I cut my finger on the porch while looking at rocks underneath it. I was bored and I said, "Hey these rocks look really weird." and another A/I (apprentice interpreter) said, "Maybe they're mice." And it made me laugh really hard and I grabbed onto the wood and ripped off some skin that way. It was way funnier in person.
I hadn't done lanterns before, so I helped another volunteer and soon got the hang of it. There were some visitors that came up to us when we were making them; they were an older couple. The lady came up and said, "Won't the wood catch on fire?"
"No, we'll put glass around the candle."
"Ohh! I didn't know that they had glass in the olden days!"
Yup. We had fun telling that story to everybody. Someone else said to me:
"So, are you a staff member?"
"No, I volunteer here."
"...Why in the world would you want to do THAT?"
"(blink, blink) Because it's ridiculously fun."
Now I'm thinking of all of these great things I should have said instead, but I guess that I was so confused why she'd say that. I guess SHE was confused...Anyway, I'm confusing myself now, moving on.
I ran around the fort a lot, so that's part of why I'm sore...It was also hot, but it gave me an opportunity to thank the Lord for our soldiers in Iraq, and to bless them for their courage and strength in this heat.
This was kind of a long post (for me), but I was just sitting here doing nothing.