If this past month were a geek contest, I'd win.

Sunday, July 31, 2011
I guess I haven't posted here in quite a while. The time seems to have flown by, yet so much has happened which I will try to record, for posterity's sake. ;)
At the end of June, Mom and Dad told my brother and myself that this summer would be "screen-free," which means no wii, no computer games, and limited facebook time. I wasn't really looking forward to it, but it hasn't been going too badly so far. We've kept ourselves quite busy lately, LIKE WITH OUR NEW OCARINAS!!! :D
My brother and I got these beauts
about two weeks ago, and they've been so much fun to learn! I've also really been keeping busy with my Zelda project. Recall the armor that I finished a few weeks (or is it months now?) ago? I've basically finished the entire costume now, and my brother and I are continuing to work on his Link cosplay. (cos-play verb /'käz,pla/ short for "costume play", is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Characters are often drawn from popular fiction in Japan.) We're planning a photo-shoot in August with my friend, who cosplays Sheik. When all is said and done, we'll be the coolest trio in Northern Saskatchewan! ...Mostly because we're the only cosplayers in Northern Saskatchewan. Oh well.

Oh, another thing that's "new with me," I got the chance to work at Bible Camp this summer! Actually, my entire family did. My brother, dad and I counseled, my mom worked in the kitchen. It was a really neat experience. I've counseled once before, but this was my first time as a senior counselor. I was pretty nervous about it, but was blessed with a really super junior counselor and a cabin of seven great girls. My JC (junior counselor) and I have been friends for a long time, as she's also a homeschooler and lives just outside my town, but somehow we really hit it off at camp. The chance to get to know her better may just be the highlight of my summer.

In other news, I've been drawing a lot lately (big surprise) and while I'm on a Zelda fanart streak, thought I'd share what I've been up to.

Summer.. :]

Saturday, July 2, 2011
Summer has finally begun for me! This is the first year that I have not finished school by the end of May, and summer has never felt so summer-y as it does this year.
This past Tuesday my tortures came to an end as I finished my last departmental exam. There were five in total, three maths, a physics and a bio exam. (My three worst subjects.) I don't think I did half-bad. I won't know for sure until I get my marks back, but I'm optimistic that I did quite well, especially considering I didn't take the courses. So, I'm well on my way to grade 12! I think next year'll be a breeze in comparison.

I s'pose there's a few other things that have happened over here since I last blogged. One, our dog had his second surgery. The silly little guy decided playing fetch with rocks wasn't enough for him, and thought it might be fun to eat one. Surgery and medication expenses in, that turned out to be a pretty pricey rock. He's back to ol' chipper self now, though, and loving life as much as ever.
Another piece of interest came two days ago when we took a trip to "the City" for some shopping. Mom had the great idea that dress shops may have some good sales once the school
year was over, and thought maybe we should have a look
around. Lo and behold, I came home with a grad dress. A bit early I s'pose, since I don't graduate til' next year, but the it's got room to grow. (Y'al are thinking, "Yeah right, Anna. What are the odds that you're going to grow this year?" Probably pretty slim.)

Oh, before I log off, I must announce that I finished Out of the Silent Planet this morning! What a good read, C.S. Lewis never ceases to blow me away with his verbal genius. Here's my impression of a hross, for any who care. I'm hoping to draw one of each of the hnau of Malacandra this summer.