Monday, December 15, 2008



Outside my window...dark and cold...28 below zero.

I am thinking...that I'm glad to be home after a somewhat stressful day at work (o.k., more than somewhat).

I am thankful family and the Gospel.

From the learning rooms...a whole new program that will be instigated at work.

From the homemade potato soup--Mmmm.

I am long peach nightgown, a warm robe, and just took off my socks, which are needed around the house when it's this cold!

I am creating...Christmas cards.

I am stay home tomorrow unless I WANT to go out!

I am reading...lots of wonderful blogs. :)

I am hoping...hmmmm...lots of things.

I am hearing...Peace on Earth, Good will to Men.

Around the house...distant rattlings from upstairs bedrooms.

One of my favorite things...being cuddled up and cozy on a cold winter's night.

A few plans for the rest of the week:work, cooking, and crafting.

Here is picture thought I am baby (beautiful grandbaby).

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PlainJane said...

Greetings Zebu,

And I thought we were cold..., burrr! What a sweet grandbaby - that warms my heart!

Thank you so much for your kind comments and visiting my place. History reenacting is fun and we are blessed to live in a state that has A LOT of opportunities, not like out East, but still a lot. There are many refurbished period homes and farms where the Minnesota Historical Society has taken over and accepts paid employees and volunteers to work/act. I think some of the tour guides travel from one historical site to another on various days in order to work full time as I see some of the same people at different sites. The best way to get involved is to talk to the guides or reenactors there & find out what they did or recommend. We have a fur trade/Voyager post near our place and I was given a name & phone number of someone to talk to to get envolved. We also have a one-room school house just across the river from us that holds 5 weekly summer day camps where children come from all over to spend a week reenacting how school was 100 years ago. One time we even went to a working period farm and was dressed in prairie outfits - the guild stepped away and we ended up teaching other tourists how to make molasses candy. People were asking us questions when we were only tourists ourselves, but did a good job of faking it. lol It's pretty easy around here - just go to a site you particulary like, make friends & ask questions - they are always in want of good, faithful help or members to their societies. Around here, you can pretty much "work" as much or as little as you want, but they usually want at least a once or twice a month commitment. Hope this helps some. I'd start with contacting your state's Historical Society or if there is a community or privately owned touristy place near where you live.

Zebu said...

Hi Plain Jane,

Thank you for stopping by!

It's wonderful that you have the re-enactments available there in your area. The only one that we do have that I’m aware of is a once-a-year Mountain Man Rendezvous. It’s in a town about 50 miles away. Though that doesn’t seem real pioneerish to me, I may look into it. Down in Wyoming they do have a place where people can go to experience pulling a handcart etc. That’s 100or 200 miles away, I believe, so not real convenient to go down and volunteer. Anyway, it all sounds fun!

Have a great day!

Untypically Jia said...

Hi, I wanted to leave a special message to all the readers that stopped by and participated in Modern Molly Mormon's Anniversary Week Celebration. I also noticed that you have linked to Modern Molly Mormon on your sidebar, and I want to thank you for that. We're always grateful for our readers and encourage you to come back often, comment so we can visit you as well. Also, don't forget to check out the Modern Molly Forums!

Zebu said...

Thank you for the welcome, Untypically Jia. :)