Monday, June 29, 2015

Life update

Time for a life update I think.

Rit started preschool back in January on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for language and developmental delays. While it was hard to hear, ExH and I were glad that he would be getting the additional help he needed. They are now on summer break and he will be returning to preschool this fall. While he still has delays, we noticed him excelling in other areas. His speech is still unintelligible at times, but we are understanding him more often than not. He has also started saying complex words like America and Karate. I have also noticed that his sentence structure and concept skills are a lot better too. It is amazing to watch his mind work and grow.

As far as the dating life goes.... I am in a relationship. I am happy and loved, and he loves Rit as well. And yes, he is a rennie.

As I posted earlier this month, the Kentucky Renaissance Festival is happening. I have attended most weekends (I only missed one weekend). It has easily been the best season for me so far. I have had an amazing time and will be sad to see the season end.
Soon the Ohio Renaissance Festival will start and I will be busy again. The Festival changed ownership this year and they are already making some changes such as adding new acts and new events. Several of us are excited about the possibilities this change can bring.

Life continues to be a wild ride, but it keeps life from being boring.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Love Wins

Today the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is to be legal and licensed nationwide. I could not be happier about this. Everyone deserves the right to marry the person they love, regardless of gender, race, or religion.

Justice Kennedy, who was considered the swing vote, wrote:
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
It is so ordered.

I think these words will hold a lot of historical importance in the years to come. And I am proud to say that I was alive to see it happen.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Birthday weekend

Besides it being the opening weekend of the Kentucky Renaissance Festival, it was also my birthday weekend! And I have to say that it was amazing.
I got to watch the joust with the king, thanks to a friend of mine.
I was arrested and put in the stocks as well (official charge is my birthday). My own friends paid for me to go in the stocks!
I got to meet some new people and make some new friends. I got to see long time friends and people I love. I got hugs galore.

Saturday was a warm day. Not quite HOT, but not entirely comfortable either. I had my fan with me so that helped ease it quite a bit. My friends seemed to love me as I would randomly start fanning them.
Sunday was much cooler, though rainy and dreary as well. It was a much more subdued kind of day.

I could give a play by play of the weekend, but that would get boring real quick. It's something that must be experienced. However, one of my favorite quotes from the weekend:

Sheriff coming to arrest me "Well, I found you. You know what that means?"
Me: "I run?"