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Category Archives: Cub Scouts
It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Let’s see if I can catch up on this Friday’s favorites (with a few from last week).
- I recently attended my first Court of Honor. It’s like Pack Meeting, only shorter and with no games. There was still silly cheers though!
- We made another trip to Flagstaff. It’s such a pretty town and much cooler than the valley!
- I’ve been reading a bunch. I recently finished the Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte and Where I Belong by Rachel Ann Nunes. I’m almost done with Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts.
- There’s been Pack Meeting and book club.
- ANWA is having WOW – a Week of Writing. I’ve exceeded my daily goals so far this week, but today’s not looking too good.
There’s lots of cool busy people blogging a way. Here’s a few of my online favorites.
- Monzanita shows off her collection of August posts.
- I loved iWrite Network’s use of Tarzan to illustrate story structure.
- These whole wheat soft pretzels from New Nostalgia would be a yummy and healthy snack.
What are your favorites this week?
I’m loving monsoon season this year (except for the destruction its caused in a few areas). 100 degrees just doesn’t feel as hot when it’s overcast. The lightning show is definitely one of my favorites. Here are a few other favorites.
- Took the kids to a Diamondbacks game. I love the rewards from the summer reading program! There were even fireworks after the show; they gave the lightning a run for its money!
- We had our family book club for Princess Academy. Did I mention I’m excited for the sequel, Palace of Stone, to come out on Tuesday?
- I get to help out with the Junior Achievement project my kiddos are doing at school! Junior Achievement made my high school economics class awesome.
- Also helping my son out with BSA popcorn sales.
- Book club for Sherlock Holmes. (It was a big book week!) I made Molten Lava Cake in the crock pot. It was very rich, but good.
- There’s a few more days to enter my Hallmark Giveaway. I love giving stuff to my friends!
I’m not the only one having fun this week, here are my favorites on the web.
- Shot at Life Blogust campaign is still in full swing. Head over to formerly phread and leave a comment. Easy as that you’ve just provided immunization to a child in need!
- I’ve always believed that reading is a key to success but Harvard Business Review sheds new light on the benefits of reading for leaders!
- Food Renegade’s post on honey not being honey, doesn’t make me do the happy dance – but it’s good to know what to keep my eyes open for!
Don’t let me have the fun alone! What are your favorites this week?
Yeah it’s Friday! Weekends are such a nice way to end good weeks. I can’t wait to share my favorites with you – so I won’t.
- Lunch with a friend at Joe’s Farm Grill. I love the BBQ Chicken Pizza!
- Our Pack had it’s annual planning meeting. We’re going to have a great year! I’m especially looking forward to our upcoming circus theme.
- I finished several cleaning projects this week. The work might not have been my favorite, but I like having a clean fridge!
- I finished reading Sherlock Holmes.
- We tried a couple of new recipes – homemade pot stickers and tamales. The pot stickers were more work than the ones I buy at Costco, but they have potential to be amazing. I’d help someone assemble tamales again, but I don’t think I’ll be heading up that big of a project anytime soon!
- The winner of the book Mission Possible is Beth from OMG! Yummy. Thanks to everyone who participated.
I can’t not share my favorites from the blogosphere too!
- Nathan Bransford started a great conversation about book reviews getting to nice. Do you think honesty is being sacrificed for nice?
- I love that Hillary Weeks’ husband is a good sport and gets a pedicure with his girls.
- I’ve done pretty well this week with cutting back on treats (only 3 so far!), but Bakers Royal is testing my resolve with her Snickers Coffee Cake.
What are your favorites today?
June flew by; it felt like the month was only 9 days long. I love sleeping in and less taxiing kids around. Now if I can figure out how to spend my time playing with them and still get my work done! Here’s how we sliced the month.
0 – Pounds gained or lost. I did so good last month, but this month I didn’t do good at logging my food. Our trip to Flagstaff set me back too.
1 – Tricycle race at Pack Meeting. (Two if you count my impromptu challenge to the other Cub Scout leaders.)
6 – Books finished, including the first two Ranger’s Apprentice books.
14 – Blog posts. I have so many things planned, hopefully this month I’ll be able to share them with you.
15 – Scrapbook layouts finished. That sounds like so many, but I’m going to have to pick up the pace to finish last year’s pictures by the end of November – or change that goal!
16 – Projects finished; there was a lot of reading, some Scout stuff and even a little cleaning.
37 – Names added to my Personal Ancestral File. It’s going to be hard to ever finish if I keep adding four for every one name I verify!
565 – Page Views.
How did you do with June? Are you pleased with how your month sliced up?