I promised in my last post that I’d explain what a pony meet is. Basically, it’s a gathering of My Little Pony (plastic toy with comb-able hair) fans and collectors. Pony collectors in Utah wanted to get together and meet each other in person (we all belong to the online pony community mlparena.com) so I volunteered my back yard. It was a long and tiring day, but actually pretty fun! We had a pony-custom contest, guess the flowers on the cake contest, buying/selling/pony trading, displays, lunch, talking, pony poetry contest, and fakie shooting. 🙂 We had about 13 people come from as far north as Ogden and as far south as Provo. I couldn’t resist and bought some G1 ponies, some for the kids for now and some for Christmas. (G1 stands for Generation One, which basically means the first MLPs made from 1981-1988 or so. G2s were a hideous revival that didn’t last long in 1996, and G3s are what are out in stores now, which are different but very cute and my kids probably have at least 110 of them or so. But they all wish they could have G1s like me, since I’ve saved all my childhood ponies, so I buy them when I can find them at garage sales or DI or whatever.)
This week I’ve spent mostly trying to deal with a very bad cold. I think I’ve turned the corner now and it’s starting to get better but I’m still very much feeling nasty, tired, coughing, congested, etc. I’ve really got to get better fast because tomorrow we will be moving Kaari’s stuff all day long–she found an apartment on the east side! That is great news and she’s really happy to get an apartment, but it will take a lot of hard labor to get everything moved. Kimi has done tons of work on the phones and in person to find her this place and get everything arranged–big pat on the back to you, Kimi. My dad, Kavi, Kaari, and Kaari’s two boys were supposed to leave yesterday evening to drive out here but because of various delays they didn’t leave till 10 this morning, Wisconsin time. Kaatia and Kimi have arranged to do a joint baby blessing for Jasmine and Levi tomorrow afternoon at Kaatia’s house but now we don’t know if the Wisconsin crew will arrive in time for that. It will be very sad if they don’t. We will be praying for them all day today that the car will work with no problems or accidents, that Ethan and Joshua will be good, and that they won’t suffer too much from the heat (no air conditioning and it sure does get hot across those treeless, windy prairie states). Also that they get here in time.
I’ll be spending as much of the day as I can today on packing up Kaari’s stuff to help with the move tomorrow. Hopefully everything this weekend goes well!