(1) Remember how I said that I’m so out of touch with what’s cool in the eyes of tweens and teenagers? I had absolutely no idea who The Jonas Brothers were and I have never seen High School Musical. I don’t think Zac Efron is the most incredible thing on earth, and I had no idea that Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus were the same person!
My nieces just love Hannah (errr…Miley!?), so I decided to do some online investigating. Would she be considered the Debbie Gibson of this generation?
The Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour was on TV a few nights ago, so I checked it out just to see what kind of “stuff” the kids are raving about these days. The pup (Chance) was watching with me and the expression on his face says it all.
(3) The past weekend was a very busy one. Friday kicked off the weekend with “The Meeting of the Drums”. It is an event organized and hosted by the wonderful folks at the South Bay Art Gallery. Caribbean steel drums and the pow wow drums meet in a symbolic meshing of two cultures. It was a wonderful two day event. I was only able to attend the first night, since my Saturday was completely booked.
The Pan Fantasy Steel Band played popular steel drum tunes. Everyone was up and dancing to the lively music that reminded me of my many travels to Trinidad & Tobago as a child and teenager!
There was also a smudge ceremony and some First Nations drum groups played as well. The first night there were speeches. Among the speakers was Michael Lashley, the Consul General of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago.
Here’s a video of the steel band playing their festive island tunes. Sorry about the unsteady hand! It’s hard to dance to steel band music and take a video!
(4) Saturday was our township’s library bake sale/book sale. Keeping the library running is something that is very important to me. When our kids get older, I’d love to have them experience the joy of going to the library, picking out books, and reading actual books! The internet is a wonderful thing, but there’s nothing like cracking open the spine of a well-loved book and having that tactile and visual experience. I used to love the bedtime stories my parents would read to us when we were kids.
Not only did I do some baking for the bake sale, but I also volunteered. Like the cute name tag one of the girls made for me to wear during the bake sale?I also got a t-shirt for a donation I made to the library. If you are an “Islander”, you’ll appreciate this!Those of you who have no idea why this is cute, clever, or funny, I’ll clue you in. People who were born on “The Island” are known as “Haweaters”. There’s a plant called the hawthorn plant on the Island and the berries are used in jams, preserves, and other things. People who were born here are “haw eaters”. Get it? 🙂
(5) Saturday was also the second night of Broadway and Beyond. If you ever get the chance to catch a show at The Burns Wharf Theater, please do! You will not be disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Every single song performed was brilliant! The Burns Wharf Theater Players are all so very talented.
(6) We attended church on Sunday morning and in the evening it was Mexican night with some friends. I have been craving Mexican food lately and our friends were so kind as to prepare a veritable Mexican feast! It was fantastic! For some reason, all I want to eat is either fruits, veggies or spicy food!!!
(7) We’re in week 17 of our pregnancy and I’ve been looking online for info on fetal development. I found this video and thought I’d share it with you.
It must be all the crazy hormones one has when pregnant, because I was bawling my eyes out through the entire video!
I made Hubby watch the video with me. He kept laughing as I wept, “It’s such a miracle! It’s such a miracle! Can you believe this is happening inside my body now???” Then, the reality of having to actually
deliver birth PUSH OUT a baby five months from now hit me! The weeping turned into full on sobbing!