Friday, August 22, 2008

Oh, I forgot...

...I was also going to blog about two other things, but I forgot when I was writing the last post. One was this ring I made the other day...it's made out of the little rings you get for jewelry making, jump rings they're called:









I was trying to make a Celtic knot to put on it, but making a Celtic knot out of jump rings and attaching it was more than I could do! I had to wear my reading glasses to see what I was doing as it was, and was feeling bug-eyed by the time I was done...those rings are rather small!

Then, I didn't go to prayer meeting Wednesday night because I wasn't feeling very well, but Mom brought home a gift from the Beasleys. I wondered why they were giving me a present...my birthdays isn't for two weeks and I couldn't think of anything else. It was a graduation gift! Aww...presents are always fun, but totally unexpected ones are even better! :) It's a lovely fountain pen! They all have fountain pens and always go to the pen show in...hmm...it's either in Raleigh or Greensboro. So they got me a fountain pen, though not at the pen show, so I'll be able to get ink at the office supply store...that's good! A fountain pen seems so...graduationy. lol! It's a neat pen, shiny blue:





It's going to take little getting used too...especially since I write fast. You have to write a little bit slower with a fountain pen. And it's got little ink cartridges, but I still managed to get ink on my arm and my sleeve trying to fill it... Hannah wrote me a note explaining how it worked, but I was still a little lost...thank goodness for Google.

Oh, and about the fair...I said there wasn't much thrilling, but of course there are all the usual rides...but I'm the only one in my family who likes rides, so we don't usually go on any. If you'd ever seen anyone pick Colin more than 3 inches up off the floor, you would understand why... ;p

8 comments:

rebecca said...

If you'd ever seen anyone pick Colin more than 3 inches up off the floor, you would understand why...

He insisted he enjoyed it afterwards!

I like the pen...I think I'll get one sometime. They are very...teacher-y :)

Natalie said...

Yeah, I guess he decided your dad was big enough to not drop him! :D Did John take a video of that?

rebecca said...

I think he did.

Jessica said...

I write fast, too...and fountain pens seem to get me and the paper very...messy...perhaps I should search on Google about "proper usage" in regards to those things. I love to use them...

Happy birthday two weeks in advance! What is it...18? 19?

Natalie said...

:D I'll be 19.

Do you feel like Charlie Brown trying to use a pen? :D ...there are several Peanuts strips with Charlie Brown trying to write to his penpal and getting ink all over everything...he finally decides he has a "pencil pal".

Jessica said...

Yeah...I do feel like that! It's a very good thing I just spent a whole five dollars to get some pencils. Not the sharpened kind, but the kind where you press a button on the side and more lead comes out. What are those called again? I like them.

Natalie said...

Mechanical pencils! I love those things...that's usually the kind of pencil I use, although I have some regular ones too. These ones are the best mechanical pencils! lol! That sounded so nerdy...but my friend Hannah has some of these and totally agrees with me!

Okay, I might as well face it...I'm a homeschooled dork. :D

Natalie said...

Wow...not sure what's wrong with that link. I was trying to link to the "Clearpoint" mechanical pencil...