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Center Stage

Girl Scout Thinking Day 2010

Girl Scout Thinking Day

Demonstrating Saipha at BBA Trade Fair 2010

Demonstrating Saipha at BBA Trade Fair 2010

This week, I had the chance to see two of my darlings take center stage in their respective activities.

Leah and her Daisy Girl Scout Troop gave a presentation about Girl Scouts (or Guides as they are called) in Mexico. The event was in celebration of World Thinking Day: a day when Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world think about one another.

She looked adorable, knew her lines, spoke clearly into the microphone, and smiled. I was a proud mama!

My oldest darling, Zachary, was asked to participate in a Goju-Ryu Karate demonstration at the annual Bedford Business Association’s Trade Fair. The program is part of Bedford Public School’s Community Education Program.

He was asked to demonstrate the kata Saipha. He and his partners did an excellent job! He also demonstrated kumite, or sparring. I don’t particularly enjoy watching that part…always afraid something will get broken. :)

Mother Nature is against me

Well, so much for the Blog Dare! I haven’t written a post for three days! It’s not that I didn’t want to, it’s just that it was an imp0ssibly busy week and there was no time to get everything done.

In my defense, blog posts weren’t the only things that didn’t get done this week. I didn’t do laundry, clean house, cook, take my son for his allergy shots or even remember to have my 1st grader do her homework. I’m sure if you asked my husband, he would be able to add several items to the list of things I did not do this week.

A big part of my life is spent volunteering–Daisy Girl Scout Leader, PTO Treasurer, Robotics Coach, Mom 2 Mom Sale Organizer, Classroom Volunteer, etc. I find volunteering to be very rewarding. I enjoy giving of my time to help others. But this particular week, it seemed that all of the facets of my life collided and demanded my time. Add to that the usual stuff that happens when you’re a family of six and you can see how life could spin out of control once in awhile.

Again, I’m sure if you asked my husband, he’d be able to detail how the volunteering causes life to spin out of control more often than once in awhile. But he has his own blog and if wants to complain about me, he can do it there.

Speaking of spinning…it appears that it’s possible that the devastating Chilean earthquake last week may have actually altered the rotation of the earth and shortened our days–by 1.26 microseconds.

C’mon, Mother Nature, I needed that microsecond!

All in all, it was a good day

Today is nearly done. If I were to give it a grade, I’d go with B+.

On the up side:

  1. My work-at-home husband was gone most of the day so I had the house to myself (well my daughter and the dog were here, but you get the idea).
  2. I was super productive while he was gone. Many items were cleared from my to-do list and therefore my brain. Most of these things were simple, but time consuming things I’d been putting off for quite awhile.
  3. I enjoyed laughs, hugs and kisses from all of my kids.
  4. I also had time to chat with a few girlfriends today.
  5. All the kids went to bed on time and stayed there–the first time.
  6. Oh, yeah, and I remembered to feed all of the kids.

On the down side:

  1. My son had to have a barely loose baby tooth pulled so orthodontic work can proceed.
  2. Too much of my time was wasted on the drama being created by a couple parents at my kids’ school.
  3. None of that super productive stuff I got done was housework.

Yep, B+.

Ah, tomorrow will be better, though. I’m predicting an A-.  I’m getting my hair cut and colored (long overdue), selling Girl Scout Cookies at the local pizza joint with my daughter, but will likely have to deal with more drama from aforementioned parents.

More pluses than minuses. That’s a good day!