Still no sign of things slowing down around here. I spent last week dealing with preparation for the Cub Scout camping trip. I had to turn in registration for everyone, make sure that everyone had completed medical forms, plan the meals, shop for the food, and help load the trailer that was being taken to camp on Friday. Needless to say, I didn't get a whole lot of schoolwork done. Thank God I only worked one day last week, but my paycheck will reflect that. Ouch!
Thursday night, I went to the NKOTB concert with some friends. We had a blast, and they sang all of their old music, along with some new material. The guys seem to have gotten better-looking with age, and we had a great time, dressing up like we did in the 80s, and singing and dancing along with the music. Our seats could not have been farther from the stage, and even the screens looked tiny from our seats. It was a fun time, though, and I was so sore and tired on Friday!
Yesterday, we were up and out of the house before 8:00 to head to Conroe to the Cub Scout camp. The weather was perfect, and the boys got to do all sorts of fun things. We had activities all morning, and the boys played ping-pong, shot slingshots with paintball pellets, and shot BB guns. I was able to shoot a few BBs as well. Afterward, we went back to the campsite for lunch (Darren and I made 48 sandwiches on Friday), a nap for Zoe, then back to the pavilion for the Raingutter Regatta. Zach made it through three rounds, and placed 7th or 8th among his age group. He was disappointed, but he went a lot farther than he did last year. After the regatta, we hiked a bit to the pirate ship, but it was really hard to push a stroller along the trails. There was still a lot of debris from the hurricane out at camp, and you could see where there were a lot of trees missing. The boys thought it was really fun to walk and climb along the fallen pine trees. After our hike, we went back to camp and carved pumpkins, then had a dinner of hamburgers and hotdogs, with peach and apple cobbler for dessert. A camp-wide campfire concluded the day's events, complete with a flag retirement ceremony. Miss Zoe slept through that, but woke back up when everyone turned their flashlights and headlamps back on to walk back to the campsite. She and I said our goodbyes to everyone and headed home around 9:30. I am hoping to get a babysitter for the campout in April, and be able to spend the night. We'll have to buy a bigger tent first, though.
I stayed up too late watching TV once I got home, bathed Zoe, and talked on the phone with a couple of friends. One of my former co-workers received the news yesterday that she is going to be a mommy soon, and that was such wonderful news! She and her husband have waited many years for a baby, and after unsuccessful fertility treatments, they have been waiting to adopt for a couple of years. There was a baby girl born prematurely in Pennsylvania October 14th, and they are heading up there Thursday or Friday to meet her. I am so excited for them; they will make wonderful parents!
Today, Zoe woke up way too early, and I stumbled around the house until Darren and Zach made it home. Darren, Zoe and I took a nap from 11-2, then we tackled the house. We never did finish, because we were too hungry. After dinner, we watched the Amazing Race, and Zach fell asleep on the couch. I've been doing schoolwork for a couple of hours, but am calling it quits for the night.
Here's what's on tap for the week:
-work Monday and Wednesday
-class Tuesday and Thursday
-conference with Zach's teachers after school tomorrow (yikes!)
-quiz on cat and human blood vessels in class Tuesday
-work out Tuesday and Thursday for my kinesiology class
-cat dissection in class Thursday
-Cub Scouts Thursday evening
-study session Friday
-Mom and Dad coming in Friday for the weekend
-something fun Saturday
-test sometime between Friday and Monday on the heart and blood vessels
...Just a normal week around here. I can't wait until there is some free time to scrapbook. It's been over a year!
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