Sunday, August 15, 2010

Been Lazy, Been Busy Part I

Wow. This summer has come and gone. Yeah, I know, I say that every year. But, this year it is with a little more regret than usual. I had several big goals for this summer that went unfulfilled. One was to get into shape (at least a little). Failed. One was to be a more active blogger. Failed. One was to get around town and do more (hence the goal to be a more active blogger). Failed. One was to read a few more books. Failed. That said, it was a great, great summer too so I have lots to share with you. Here is what I'll call "Been Lazy, Been Busy, Part I."

(Above) The annual World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival is always a small-town hoot! Here's our yearly "Willa as a Bottle of Catsup" photo. Enjoy.

(Above) We saw the exhibit "The Mourners, Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy" at the St. Louis Art Museum. How was it? Small and wonderfully carved and detailed sculptures. (Photo courtesy of France 24 International News)

(Three Above) Family fun on a beautiful night outside the St. Louis Art Museum/Art Hill after seeing the exhibit.

(Three Above) Annual rocket launch at Forest Park with the Misslefits Rocketry Club. Willa's rocket, Tammy, was awarded her second trophy for excellence. Sadly, this was Tammy's last flight as she landed, about 20 feet above ground level, in a big Oak tree in Forest Park and could not be retrieved :(

(Above) I learned how to make spring rolls, as well as some other yummy vegetarian delights, from some awesome local chefs at the Vegetarian Cooking retreat at MABA. I loved that the focus was on vegetarian eating, sustainability, eating locally & organically, and eating for sustenance. (Photo from Floyd the Food Guy)

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