I used to be so faithful about keeping up with my posts on here. Now here it is, 5 days shy of school starting back, and I'm updating.
The summer, as usual, as completely flashed by me in a split second. The heat is almost unbearable, so I thank God daily for air conditioning and the blessing of being able to afford it (well, I can't always afford it, but somehow I'm able to get the bill paid).
Been working at the bakery throughout the summer. The only vacation we've had is going to Louisville, KY for the National Junior Beta Club convention, where our group talent came in second in the nation! They did an amazing job but of course the group from Kentucky won - and they did have quite a production, although the 'talent' part wasn't equal to ours (of COURSE I'd say that!). Oh well, our kids are winners, anyway you look at it.
School does indeed start back in 5 days. Might as well face it. :)
Today was the last 'official' day of school - Luke's class held their party in the gym, where they enjoyed breakfast foods and played dodgeball, volleyball, cards, basketball, etc. A few weeks ago they had each made a quilt square that was later put together by Norm's mom. Mrs. Hall was presented with this today and she loved it! I'm sure she'll treasure it, and never forget this class this year.
On the square that Luke decorated for it, he inscribed Mrs. Hall's famous 'sentence' that he had ended up having to write more than once this year. At the end of it, he put "Maybe that's one too many..." My kids crack me up quite often. Mrs. Hall loved it and said it was classic! :) Maybe he has learned his lesson.....he'll be in 7th grade next year, which is a little hard for me to fathom. I don't have any more kids in elementary anymore, for the first time in 18 years! It's gonna seem strange. Next year will be a busy one, I'm sure, but for now I plan to enjoy the summer!!!!
We had a good meeting with Gardner Hall last week, which happened to coincide with SAT's at school, which also meant NO HOMEWORK. Things went pretty good in those areas. Lunchtime was a virtual nightmare, but it's now in the past.
This week Erin's class is going to Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee. I'm not going but I will have to get her up to the school at 5:00 AM...good thing we're one block away. Luke's class will be going to the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, and I hope to go with them. The first time I ever went was in 5th grade, with Mrs. Hall (who happens to be Luke's teacher this year, in 6th). I just have to find a substitute for lunch that day, which can be a huge chore in and of itself.
I've been experiencing some weird and suspiciously appendicitis-ish pains off and on (mainly off) since last night. I can't be sure that's what it is, and it hasn't gotten any worse or caused me any nausea or fever, etc. Not sure what I should do about it yet. (I'll probably wait until it ruptures, and then won't THAT be something worth posting about! I'm kidding, of course.)
ONLY 6 weeks and 2 days of school left. To say I am excited is, as always, the UNDERSTATEMENT of the year. It just so happens it's like this EVERY year.
All the teachers are getting antsy and believe me, so are the kids!! Wow.
The Beta club national convention is in June and we're having a couple of fundraisers to help with the cash flow towards that. Hopefully we'll be successful in those endeavors!
Guess I better see about getting a few things done around here before bedtime approaches. I haven't walked today but am not sure about how I'll feel if I had some kind of abdominal attack while that was going on. We'll see.
Quite a bit has happened since I updated last...I missed a week's worth of work due to a horrible sinus infection, which has left me with some stopped up ears...pretty annoying, but it could be worse!
We just got back from the State Junior Beta Club convention, in Mobile (the weather was great, for the most part - I miss it already!) where our group talent won first, as did our social studies and woodworking participants! We'll be headed to Louisville KY for the national convention, in June, so they can all compete again, this time for a national title! this is the first time in 10 years a junior Beta group has won 1st place at the state level, so we were all excited!! This is my middle son, Jonah, who had a solo in "Ain't Too Proud to Beg". They performed a medley of Motown hits, which went over big with the crowd!!
Here's one of the videos that were made:
Here's a link to a video that Micah put together, for some reason it's not playing when I embed it on here, but it works on YouTube. Click here!
This week is our wonderful SPRING BREAK! The weather might not be too glorious, but I think it is supposed to be in the 60's, anyway - better than the bone-chilling temps we've experienced so much this winter! I'm really looking forward to sleeping late, walking, and doing some MUCH needed spring cleaning! I hope to have a yard sale sometime in the near future, so I'll be gathering stuff together for that, as well.
Hope everyone has a great week, however you spend it. :)