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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Scribble and Scrambles - Blog Post on a Stick Part 3

A few last thoughts on my day at the Iowa State Fair…

The fair sports an art theme/gimmick. One year, large, decorated pigs lounged around every corner and in front of nearly every building. This year…soybeans. Artified and unique oval shaped blobs.

A true test of creativity.

Another standard Iowa State Fair treat appearing for over forty years -- the infamous butter sculptures. They were so popular that while we wandered the building that housed them we could only look from a distance. According to the Des Moines Register state fair quiz, Dolly Parton has not been immortalized in butter.

I think she’d be a great display for next year.

The extension office had a booth of bugs (or insects) and the five inch millipede appealed to me for some reason…probably heat stroke. Though I enjoyed holding it (yes, definitely heatstroke) with it crunchy outer shell and hundreds of tiny legs that undulated across my palm, I didn’t enjoy the slime trail it left. Millipede urine. A once in a lifetime experience for many of us – eh what?

Okay, I'm done with my fair thoughts. I'm attending LifeLight a huge Christian music festival in Sioux Falls this weekend. I'll see what I can stir up there and report back to you all.

Come back tomorrow for Tony Hines interview. He gave some excellent answers.