Mar 15, 2010

Marvelous Monday Update 3/15/2010

WEATHER
I think Spring is finally here! Most of the snow has melted. It rained most of last week, but today the sun is shining. :)


SCHOOL
It really was a tough road getting through this past semester. Grades were officially posted last Friday. I am thrilled to announce I got A's in my classes!

Woo Hoo!!

The new semester starts next week, which means I need to read the first couple of chapters in the textbook. Here I go again!


STITCHY STUFF
I'm still plugging away at LK's ABC Lessons. Here's my progress:

Other WIP pics can be seen HERE.


THE DEVINERS
The "new guy" and I went to a play being put on by the college's theater department. At first, neither of us thought it would be very good. Most plays are put on "representational style" which means actors interact with each other and the audience becomes a passive viewer of the experience. This play was presented in "presentational style". You can read more about it HERE.

The play itself was set in a small farm community during the depression. Water and faith are in short supply. A charismatic but back-sliding preacher drifts into town and meets a gentle but misunderstood boy with the gift of divining or water-witching. The two outcasts find a common bond and help each other divine for truth, faith and hope. The townspeople try to get the preacher return to a way of life he no longer believes in and it drives both to a crisis of trust. It's an earthy, funny, poignant and profoundly tragic play has echoes of John Steinbeck’s classic depression era work. The characters are simple but good people searching for hope and something to believe in.

As it turned out, the play was very good once you got used to the presentational style.


CELEBRATING
ST PATRICK'S DAY

At work today, we had a potluck to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We celebrated 2 days early because several people would've been out of the office on St. Patrick's Day. I made fruit salad from a recipe Debra shared on her blog. She was right when she said the recipe makes a LOT. I ended up freezing 2/3 of the salad. It was really tasty, but next time I think I'll leave out the blueberries as they turned everything blue, lol.

This is what was left after the potluck.

37 comments:

Sadie said...

Congratulations on your grades Meari! Fantastic :-)
Nice WIP progress too. Have a great week

Debra said...

that was a short update. Glad to hear about the As! Nice progress on your stitching. I saw my first Robin late last week, so you should be seeing them soon in your area.

Carolyn NC said...

Yahoo - congrats to you for getting awesome grades! LK is coming along very well, too! And yay for Spring - the sun is shining here, today!

Linda said...

I keep seeing that you are working on the Japanese Garden. Now I finally take the time to see what it will look like. No wonder it's taken you this long. It's really intricate. It will be so lovely hanging up! Beautiful piece.
Good for you on grades. Hang in there! It's for the better.
Lynn in TX

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on the grades (I knew you would get A's).
Nice progress on the LK

Sunshine said...

WooHoo doing the Happy dance! congrats on the grades, you deserve it. Your stitching is coming along nicely. I look foward to seeing your finish.

Jo said...

CONGRATULATIONS..all A's that's fantastic no wonder you're thrilled, I'd be shouting from the rooftops!! Your ABC Lesons is looking wonderful, I'm falling in love with this design but resisting so far LOL!

Debra said...

passing on a blog award to you. It's at my blog, be sure to check it out.

Carol R said...

Congratulations on the As!

Anonymous said...

Your stitching is coming great , that is beautiful model.
And nice to hear that you have Spring already. We have had few little warmer day , about 20-30 fahrenheit but today morning was -4 fahrenheit , so maybe I need wait those warm days here little longer :)

Tinna

kmaurer said...

Congratulations on your A's!

Anonymous said...

Meari
Great job on your grades for last semester. What are you taking this semester? How far do you have to go before you earn your degree?

Tina

Barbara said...

Congrats on your A's, Meari. Love how your Lizzie Kate is coming along. As for spring, it's already 80 degrees here. Love it!
Barb in TX

Emily said...

Salad looks yummy and blue pineapple is just fabulous. LK is coming along nicely.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations on the A's

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Congratulations on the grades! The Lizzie Kate is looking lovely.

Mel said...

ABC is looking great!
And as you know I'm so happy about your grades!! :)

EvalinaMaria said...

Gongrats on excellent grades, nice date, good play and yummy salad. As for the blueberries... yesterday I baked blueberry muffins and they were sooo blue...

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

What class are you taking this next semester?

I just dearly love to read your Blog Meari.

Take care & Happy Stitching
Hugs :)
Linda K, Railroad

Debra said...

That is strange. When I read your blog this morning it didn't have the play or the salad on it. Glad you like the recipe.

htimcj said...

Sounds like you had a nice time. Your fruit salad looks great.
Heidi-ILCS

Wanda said...

Congrats on the grades, Meari! Of course, I would have expected nothing less - you worked so hard at it! Wanda in Edmonton

Katrien said...

Congrats on the grades!!

Alberta said...

Congrats on the A's! Well done. LK is coming along nicely and your fruit salad looks yummy despite the blue tint!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on passing all your classes. Your WIP is looking great!!!!! Good luck with this coming semester.

Betty in AZ

Vicki in CO said...

I had no doubt you'd get A's in your classes...great going!

Nancy M said...

Didn't think you would get less than an A, well B's are good too! We've been enjoying sun and warm temps too! Just seems to be rainy and cold on the weekends. It's ok, because you can't do anything outside right now anyway. The LK piece looks nice, just wondering when JG is gonna see the light of day........

Anonymous said...

Had faith that you would do good in your exams.

Marl

Sharon said...

Awesome grades Meari! Congrats! Lovely progress on your ABC lessons.

MaryT said...

congratulations on the grades! Also your LK is really coming along.

Shelley said...

Doing a major happy dance for you!! A's!!! Congratulations!!!!

Mylene said...

Congratulations on the A's, Meari.

Mylene said...

Congratulations on the A's, Meari.

Terri said...

Great stitching and congrats on the A

Blu said...

Gorgeous stitching!
Please visit my blog to accept an award.

Akila said...

CONGRATS on the grade and the new award too. The salad looks yumm :)
Love your display cabinet. Am on the lookout for something similar and the conditions are the same. Hope I am as lucky as you :)

glenda said...

ABC is coming along nicely :)