Friday, August 11, 2017


Round Robin is a set of 3 cards which one artist starts, send to another to add something to the set and then sends to the third artist to finish everything. Each artist keeps a card that's why there are 3 in a set.

Linda4atc started this one with the pirate, LucyMc added the ship and I finished with the treasure chest and sand.

  • we had a hail storm on Sunday evening. Hail was the size of golf balls. Luckily we had our cars under roof and mom's vegetable garden has a net over it. But fruit trees and the vine took a beating. 
  • the cooling down was welcomed though since we had a heat wave after heat wave going up to 40°C. We're lucky, too, that our house has great insulation and it holds a comfortable temp without having an A/C. Sometimes I have to go out to warm myself up. :)
  • my precious kid was a bit hyperactive the other day and threw my bag on the floor containing my kindle and camera. Needles to say the camera took the beating and the screen shattered. It's still working, I just can't see what I'm photographing.
  • we went to the beach for a day yesterday. Even though we didn't choose the best day since it was cloudy and rainy but it was still warm and the water was warm and the kid had a blast playing in the sand.
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Friday, August 4, 2017

Just a Girl & Rumpelstiltskin

I haven't done one of these big haired ladies in a while. :)

A while ago I complained about one of the fairytales I was reading to my son for being depressive. Let me tell you about another one titled Rumpelstiltskin. I don't know what it is. Is it just because I'm an adult now and I see the story in a different light? Or have the times changed so much that the old stories don't really fit into our society anymore?

Here's the short version. It has a sketchy start. A poor man visits an evil king and brags about his daughter, saying she can spin straw into gold. Of course it's not true and the girl gets the short straw in this exchange. First off, wouldn't the poor man be rich, if his daughter could do that? Second, how did it not cross this poor man's mind that his daughter would now be in danger because of his claim?

The greedy king wants to test this girl so he has her brought to the castle in a room full of straw for her to spin into gold. He threatens her life, if she doesn't do so by the morning and the girl cries because she has no idea how to spin straw into gold. An imp appears and offers her his help for an exchange. She gives him her necklace. The next day she gives him her ring.

The third day the evil, greedy king promises to marry her, if she spins the straw into gold for the third time. Here's where I ask, why? Why would an evil king want to marry a poor girl when he can continue to threaten her life to get his gold? Here's another catch. After the third day, he doesn't ask her to spin the straw into gold anymore. Again why? Why would this greedy king decide after the third day that he has enough gold? It doesn't make sense. Why marry her and then not get any more gold?

Of course the imp wanted something in exchange the third day as well but the girl had nothing more to give, so he wanted her firstborn to which she agreed. First, who agrees to giving up their first born child? Second, girl, why don't you take off your shoes instead to make an exchange? You'll be a queen soon enough, you can spare them.

This story is not making any sense and the more I read it, the more it annoys me. But, it's my kid's favorite at the moment and I have to read it to him twice a day. He already knows some lines, that cheeky kid. :)

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