Monday, October 15, 2007

The "Other Blog"

I'm really liking VOX, so at the moment I'm posting over there.  To see my latest posts go to

Friday, October 12, 2007


Am I the only one who thought we'd never get to today?!  Man, I'm tired and we still have two busy days to go!  Tonite is our cub scout pack meeting for both boys.  Connor gets his first award tonite, so that should be entertaining.  Duncan is getting another pin, his compass emblem, and his outdoor activities award patch.  I'm proud of him for that one.  Tomorrow we have an 8:30 am soccer game for Connor.  This should be interesting -- it's been much cooler lately so it will be a nippy game I'm sure. 

I will have more pictures to share from Walking with Dinosaurs when I get time to sort through them.  The kids had a really good time.  Duncan was quite determined prior to the show that it was a 'movie'.  We laughed at him, once the show started he hardly moved and didn't make a sound.  It was really amazing to see how big some of the dinosaurs were.  There was one person in the show, the "paleontologist", and it was amazing to see how small he was compared to the dinosaurs.   I was impressed at how much history and science was included in the show.  Their website has souvenirs on-line for sale; the kids may find the DVD under the Christmas tree.

I really am liking the Vox blog so far.  Jill said it well when she said she could finally understand the teens/20s obsession with MySpace.  I too find it a bit addictive to come here and tweak it a bit.  For example, in the books link I'm starting to link any books I've read recently.  It will be an incentive to me to read more so I can see it add up, and so my friends can see what I'm reading.  I also find that if my friends are on Vox, it is SOOO much easier to see if they have a recent update! 

Duncan's blister is healing really nicely.  It has almost deflated entirely.  He has been so very good about not messing with it.  The knot on my leg still feels warm to the touch and hard, but it doesn't bother me unless I put pressure on it.
I think that's it for now.  Sorry it isn't a long update, but I have to snatch writing time when I can find it these days.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Blog Home?

OK, "everyone" is trying out Vox, so I have to too. I'll keep you posted if I decide to move there permanently. In the meantime, check it out and let me know what you think. My Vox Site

Monday, October 08, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

Monday - Tacos
Tuesday - Spaghetti
Wednesday - Shrimp & Rice
Thursday - Eggs, Bacon & Toast
Friday - Corn Dogs
Saturday - Sandwiches
Sunday - Left overs

Catch Up

Wow, busy few days for us! Wednesday I went on Duncan's field trip to the Dixie Classic Fair. I think he really enjoyed that I went along. I did something I never do... I paid to let a guy guess my weight, with the caveat to please not announce it over the microphone. Imagine my delight when he guessed under by 45 lbs!! Duncan won a stuffed frog for my efforts. We walked for four hours so I got my exercise in that day! I'll post some of the pictures from that on my photo blog.

Thursday Charles took Connor to soccer practice while I packed for our camping trip to Hanging Rock State Park. It was the fall camping trip for scouts. We left right after work and headed up to Danbury on Friday. Friday night we cooked our own food, a delicious meal of steaks, corn-on-the-cob, and skewers of yellow squash, zucchini, and onions. YUM. Unfortunately we had two injuries Friday night. Mine wasn't as bad -- there were seat sized logs all around, but I kept slamming into one in the dark with my left shin. I have a baseball sized bruise and lump on my left shin. The guys finally avenged me and burned that particular log in the fire. Duncan got interested in a bug that everyone was looking at and reached over and grabbed the glass of a coleman lantern, and has a lovely 2nd degree burn/blister on the palm of his right hand. Say OUCH with me! Despite his boo boo, he and Connor both had a great time. They went on a three mile hike Saturday morning. The webelos 2 scouts cooked breakfast for us Saturday morning (fruit salad, pancakes and sausage) as part of working on their outdoorsman badge. Saturday night the Webelos did skits and songs for us by the campfire. Sunday morning our little group had bacon, eggs and toast for breakfast cooked over the fire. YUM. Then it was time to head home.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Thursday Thoughts

It rained!  It rained!!  We have been sooo dry here so it was wonderful to hear rain about 4:00 am this morning!  Of course, Connor has soccer practice tonite and we are camping this weekend so it's not great timing, but I was still glad to hear it falling.

We've had such a very busy week so far.  Monday was Connor's first den meeting as a tiger cub.  There are eight boys in his den, and he's already seeming to bond with them.  We took a hike and collected leaves to do leaf rubbings.  They are certainly a full-of-energy group.  His den will only meet once a month, but then they only have five achievements to do for their tiger badge, and one component of each is a family item.   He has already completed the requirements for his soccer belt loop, and we are starting on electives and his soccer pin items.

Next week we are doing something special with our family; I bought four tickets for us to go see Walking With Dinosaurs here in Winston-Salem.    For more information about it see  Duncan still thinks it's a movie, but I know they will be quite excited when we get there on Wednesday night!!