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Thursday, January 19, 2012


So, I really just wanna crawl into bed and go to sleep. But I"ll try and do a quick blog. It's already 10:25pm. And I'm sleepy. I guess that's a good discription of it. Not exhausted. Not drop dead tired. Sleepy. The meds do that to me....

So I woke up at 6:40, and was SO tired. I guess we're still not doing Seminary. I really should. But I didn't do well driving sleepy last night. Don't wanna risk it today. I got the kids up and going, and Captain America left, then Tom left, then I got the kids on the bus, then Jake got ready. And I went back to lay in my bed.

I knew that I was supposed to walk with Kari at 8am, but I also knew that we were supposed to go to lunch around 11am, and that had gotten postponed. So maybe the walk had too? hehe. It was worth a try. So I snuggled with my blankie, and went back to sleep.

But, around 8:15, she texted asking if we were walking. OK, fine, I'll walk. I knew that if I napped, I'd still be just as sleepy. That's how these meds affect me... Good to know, at least. So I threw on some different clothes, and some shoes, and off we went. And it was good to get out, get some exercise, and some fresh air, but most of all, some girl time with Kari! She's the best! I don't know what I'm gonna do when she moves away to snowy South Dakota!!!! Grrr, lets not talk about that....

I came back home, and felt sleepy. I got an early lunch of leftovers and a toasted bagel with butter and jam, and watched an episode of Chuck, then napped on the couch. And was out. Totally out. Captain America came home at 12:30pm, and I didn't even hear him text. LOL.

He thought I must be sick, but I told him it was just the meds. To wake me up and make me get ready when he went to make lunch. So that we could go to Lowes and get supplies for Cub Scouts. Cause there again, I'd be just as sleepy with or without sleeping all day long.

We headed out around 1:30pm, and went to Lowes. We got some supplies for a backyard project, and found these COOL fire pits. The kids have been wanting one forever. CPT? Yeah, not so much. But I twisted his arm. We picked the best one for our family together. This one was very sturdy, and had a medium sized pit. There were some that were more sturdy, but had too big of a fire area. And others that were super cool looking, but weren't good for roasting marshmallows. And others that looked cool, but were not sturdy or didn't have a big enough fire area. So this one was perfect for us :)

For Cubs tonight, we were gonna have the boys make a hat board. And have 3 pegs on it. CPT was gonna cut a board in 3 lengths, and pre-drill peg holes. Then, the boys would sand it down, sand down the pegs, attach the hangers on the back, glue in the pegs, and we'd spray varnish it. Sounded pretty simple.

So we gathered up all the supplies we needed. And, of course, since Lowes is a pretty cool store, we found a few more things that we "needed". hehe. A cool area rug for $40, that included a bonus smaller rug was a COOL find!

After we paid, and got our 10% off military discount, we dropped by Walmart really fast. I ran to their craft department, and got a wooden letter for each boy. With the first letter of their name. For their boards. And some paint and foam brushes. I thought it would look pretty good!

We headed back towards post, and had Tom pick up the kids from the bus. We were just a few minutes behind that. Kari took Joe with her to the downtown library craft program, and CPT and Tom and Jake (eventually) helped to cut the boards. I grabbed Eme, and we headed off to Piano at 4pm.

Here's a few pictures that Kari texted me of Joe doing the simple craft. Apparently, the regular lady was gone today. Kari was worried that the boys wouldn't enjoy the simple craft, but they had fun "messing" with Piglet and Tigger. They gave him a beard and angry faces and enjoyed every minute of it. hehe.

While at piano lessons, I wrote down some ideas for new Wordart packs. Then got Eme re-signed back up for February lessons. She got bumped up to a higher level! She was proud :) And I found out that lessons were canceled last week because Sister Horton had to go in for Gall Bladder surgery! Ouch! She seemed to be doing SOOO much better this week.

Once we got back, we had about an hour and a half before Scouts. I asked Kari if she would take Jim at 6 to his practice, and leave Leo with me. So that we could go to Scouts early. She said that was fine. CPT continued to work on prep stuff, and I got the kids ready.

And reheated leftovers for dinner, and a snack for the Cub Scouts. It was a S'More, or sorts. Kind of what was on hand, snack. LOL. Pizza dough calzone type thing. Stuffed with marshmallow, chocolate chips, and coconut. Looked tasty. Too bad I only had enough for JUST the boys...

Soon, it was time to go. We got to church about 10 minutes early. We set up 4 different rooms in the primary room (patricians) for our stations. One for sanding, one for pegs, one for painting, and one for screwing. And we had 2 dads helping, and CPT, and me. With 4 adults, and 6 boys, it worked out perfect.

We started our meeting, split the group into 2 groups of 3, then started. CPT helped 3 of them power sand their boards, and the other adults helped them hand sand their pegs. Then I helped them paint their letters. Then we switched.

Here are a few pics from the evening. This is the peg sanding station. That's Charlotte's hubby!

CPT helping the boys sand. He even makes overalls look hot.... Just saying...

Leo telling me that his board is SUPER smooth...

Joe painting his letter. Oh yeah, I asked Tom to bring me 6 shirts that he had earmarked for donation before we left the house, and I used them for Cub Scout painting smocks. PERFECT! I'm a freakin' genius! LOL :)

After we screwed the fasteners on the back, we finally glued the pegs in. Here's Dave helping Matthew. SO cute! Charlotte would be SO proud!
After that, we had closing prayer, and the kids had their snack. Unfortunately, on of the boys accidentally on purpose drooled on 2 of the treats, so one of the boys didn't get his treat. I wasn't too pleased his that particular Cub Scout.... He'd been a bit rowdy/misbehaved all night... We'll work on him.

It took forever, but we got it all cleaned up and put away in the back of our truck. We decided to take all their projects home, put a finishing spray on it, attach their letter, and bring it back next week. The boys REALLY wanted to bring them home with them tonight, but they needed finished. Patience, my young padawans.... hehe.

We got the Primary President to push back the Pinewood derby, too. Because no one (well, 2 families - not my den) were ready. We wanted a few more weeks to work on it. To plan a few "car clinic" meetings on Wednesdays. I'd had at least half of the parents in my den text me in the past 24 hours to ask for help. Yeah, that's a sign that we needed to postpone. hehe. We hadn't even started yet! LOL :)

Anyway, it's now at the end of February. And we're moving the Blue and Gold to March. I know, I know, we're moving the Birthday of Scouting. But haven't you ever moved a birthday celebration to fit your needs? I moved Christmas one time. I did. No lie. I say, it's our pack, we should be able to customize it any way we want. The reason people do Pinewood derby in January is to be able to get into district competitions. Well, we don't really care about that. We just wanna be able to pull off a Pack one. ha!

Anyway, we headed back to post, switched out Jim for Leo, and went home. I got the little boys to bed, and hopped in the shower. I'd walked in the morning, and then gone to sleep. Yeah, it was DEFINITELY time for a shower. hehe. I felt much better after.

So here it is, 11pm. That only took about 30 minutes. Not too bad. But I'm tired now. It's moved from sleepy to tired. So, good night, y'all! I'll see you in the morning!

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Mats World said...

Caught up again with the numbered wordart....thanx, with your busy life don't know how you keep at it this way, but I sure appreciate your generosity and sharing. Love reading your blog too! Have a terrific weekend ahead! Hugs!!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Jan. 19, 2012. Thanks again.

Holly Mead said...

I just found your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful word art!

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