Civil War Weekend @ OWHSP 2018

Hello friends and hello first post of 2019! I hope your New Year has been off to a great start! I took quite a long break from blogging, but I promise that this year I’m getting back into blogging on the regular. That’s one of my goals for this year. (;

Last November I volunteered at Old Washington Historic State Park for the annual Civil War Weekend event. I volunteered in the 1836 courthouse. During the Civil War the city of Washington became the capital for the Confederacy. The courthouse was also used as a schoolhouse for many years, and in one of the rooms upstairs it is still used to demonstrate a one room schoolhouse. I spent most of my time up there giving tours and lessons from the 1850’s. The school children loved getting a 19th Century school lesson!

Upstairs in the 1836 courthouse
Inside the school room
A sweet little girl drew this for me after her “lesson’ (:

I posted the above photo on Facebook, and one of the ladies I know commented on the post and told me that the Ladies Auxiliary met at the 1836 courthouse during the 19th Century to work on sewing projects. I found that so fascinating that the next day I brought some material and cut out a new 1860’s cotton day dress!

A 19th Century selfie
Some of us ladies after the battle on Sunday

It was another lovely weekend for the event and I enjoyed every minute of it!

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Writer’s Block How I Loathe Thee

When it comes to blogging I have a million ideas! When it comes to school essays my brain is empty. How is this possible you may ask. The answer: I. Have. No. Clue. It is so weird how this happens!

I finally came up with a topic for my biology essay and the teacher was very happy about it. There is just one itty bitty problem…I don’t know where to start writing it!!! I am trying to pour myself into this topic in hopes that I will suddenly love it. So far this isn’t happening and I have 3 weeks till it is due.

Get it together brain! My brain says ‘no.” My scared college student side that puts off stuff to the last second says ‘yes.’ Who will win? Hopefully they will combine forces and compromise. I’m fine if they put it off for about another week. I can write a 600 word essay in 2 weeks. I’ve done it before so I have practice. Is this something to be proud of? Maybe it isn’t now that I think of it.

Anyway, hopefully I can think of what to write about the more I think of it. This is actually one of the reasons I decided not to go to the reenactment in Pea Ridge. I want to use this weekend to focus on school and relax as my birthday will be here Monday! I want to get all studying and school work done by Monday so I can celebrate with family on me turning 20! (Thoughts on that will be published soon!)

Have a blessed Thursday night!