Trying to get back into the swing of posting again (at least back to where I was before when I was posting, regularly, for challenges and such – Let’s see how it goes…..
Honestly, you haven’t missed a whole lot since I last posted. Son is still in martial arts and in scouts (actually have a bit of news on that front), and is still doing fine in school. I’m still doing Mary Kay and Gemstra/Jewelscent, still volunteering with the local police department, and still doing the other volunteer type stuff I do. Hubby well he’s still doing his stuff to (mostly train & synagogue type stuff).So pretty boring all in all.
I mentioned my son and scouts… He is currently at the “Star Scout” rank and is working on earning his Life. He has to be a Star Scout for 6 months (which he’ll have done sometime in October) plus has to be in his current position (office) for 6 months (that’ll be done by the time the next court of honor rolls around). The only thing he really has to get done is to get both his service hours as well as conservation hours in and he’ll earn his Life Rank (after, of course completing all the board review and other required meetings)…. Then he starts the final journey to earning his Eagle. Need to find some ways for him to earn his conservation hours… and time to start thinking about what he might want to do for his Eagle project.
That’s pretty much it for us… What’s been going on with you all.
www.gemstra.com/tenacarrTime for some Tuesday Chatter…. My apologies for missing out on last week. Wish I had some wonderful excuse to for y’all – like we were out saving the world or something, LOL. But we weren’t. I just never got around to it and next thing I knew, it was then end of the week, and then the weekend, and then…..
I have been spending a bunch of time, over the last week or so, getting a new business set up. You’ve heard me mention that I’m a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, right?!? Well I recenty decided to join Gemstra/Jewelscent as well – LOL, Don’t worry I’m not going to go off the deep end and start joining tons of dfferent Direct Sales companies. I have my gemstra boutique set up and am having a launch party through September 03 (virtual link for party).
In other news…. The new school continues to go well for our son. At least there hasn’t been any negative developments and things seem to be going okay. He continues to do well in most all his classes (though English seems to be a bit of a struggle right now). He’s already completed one of the courses he’s taken this semester and is 85% done in another course.
In more global news, my thoughts and prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey. I’m not gonna try to find all the links and reports and all but they are saying that Harvey has made the record for the amount of rainfall coming out of a Hurricane and last I heard, the rain wasn’t over yet. I have friends in Texas (some in nearby areas where Harvey has affected). So far everyone that I know seems to be okay but I know there are many who are in need of help and shelter. Consider doing something to help – volunteer, donate, whatever…. There’s lots of things out there if you look – I’ll leave the details to you to decide on. Just be cautious of scammers (yeah, I have special thoughts of hell for scammers who prey on those affected and those who want to help others 😡😡)
Blessings and Peace to you all and (G-d willing) I’ll see you next week.
So sorry to be MIA from the Tuesday Chatter the past couple weeks…. I won’t even bother with explanations. Let’s just leave it at Life Happens”.
Even now I am rushing this as I have to leave shortly to do a bit of shopping then pick up my son…. Spent the past few hours sitting at the library getting some work done to pass the time while waiting till it was time to do the shopping
Well for starters, The Son has started at his new school and seems to be doing well. This semester he’s signed up for Sophmore English, Geometry, Environmental Science, Personal & Family Living, and Driver’s Ed (yep you heard right – Driver’s Ed)… He goes in for a 5 hour block of time but the school is online based (I think I’ve mentioned that before) so he is able to work at his own pace. So far his grades are looking good and it looks like he is most nearly done w/the Driver’s Ed class.
The Hubby’s eyes continue to heal well from his cataract surgery and his eyesight has improved drastically.
And as for me, it’s pretty much been the usual. Working my business, volunteering with the local police department and other personal volunteer stuff I do as well as running errands, doing household stuff, etc and so forth.
Ooops… Time to run but tototally hope to catch up soon.
Three Things that made me happy or made me smile:
My son’s first flight as a “non-unaccompanied minor” went off without a hitch (well, for the most part)… It did for him anyway. I ran into a slight problem at the airport when I went to pick him up, but as far as my son goes, he did just fine…. I’m, needless to say, pretty proud of him for how he did.
One of the ladies at a local store I shop at all the time has returned after being gone for a while I have not totally determined if it was vacation or family emergency (or whatever)…. You kind of get to know the cashiers, etc at the stores you frequent…. I had been wondering where she was at and when she’d be back. This particular lady is deaf (not that should define her), and communicating can be interesting but I still often make it a point to go through her line. I enjo the opportunity to say “Hi, How are you” in sign language and occassionally pick up or re-learn another word or two.
Hard to believe my son is the big 1-6 now… He’ll be starting his Sophmore year of High School and will be going to a new (online) school this year…. Orientation, in fact, is tomorrow morning.
So that’s pretty much what’s made me smile, made me happy, made me proud…. I could maybe come up with more stuff, but I’m having a hard time keeping my eyes open so I can see what I’m typing.
Good Night all and have a wonderful weekend!!!
One thing mentioned in Eugenia’s Tuesday Chatter post, that I wanted to grab on to and run with was the Shuttle Disaster… Even without doing the math to recall the grade I would have been in (Ha Ha, yes, sometimes I have to count back and remember) I can vividly recall that I was in 9th grade. I was taking Space Science that year. Our teacher, Mr. Hadder, was something like the runner up to the teacher that went up in that shuttle. We were watching the launch on TV in class. I can’t recall if we were watching live (I’m thinking we were). I can, to this day, recall the dead silence in the room. Even the joksters int he back of the room (you know everyc class has them, the ones that sit in the back, don’t pay attention in class, and otherwise make a ruckus) were silent. All of us thinking (I’m sure) the same thing – that could have easily been our teacher that was up there. Mr. Hadder was an awesome and, I believe, popular teacher. A lot of kids liked him. An event that could have been something that happened to someone else ( a very removed someone else) became close and personal with the realization that it could have just as easily been someone we knew personally.
I promise, I’ll try and keep the rest of my Tuesday Chatter short…
This morning, I’m on my way (well in a couple hours) to do some more volunteer training. Later I take my son to school. He’s still on track to get his Biology credit by the end of the summer school session, which means he will be able to take his 3rd (and final) science credit in the upcoming school year – We’re thinking chemistry.
He’s making progress in Algebra (his hardest subject) and should have it done by mid July. Talking to his tutor, I found out that the course he’s taking is more like college Algebra which explains why he’s been having so much trouble despite the fact that he had actually taken a high school algebra course in 8th grade (at least he was suppose receive high school credit for it) but he had failed the 1st semester – had to do with the teacher and the way he taught the course (prior college instructor – a lot of kids had difficulty). Good news is he’s just about done… Just one more unit and unit quiz to go before he does the final review and final itself.
Not a whole lot going on with the Hubby. Nothing new anyway. He’ll be having cataract surgery on the other eye later in July. He had the first done a couple months ago. He menitoned, yesterday, that he’ll be happy when he gets the second eye done – “Maybe I’ll actually be able to see”.
Be sure and check out Tuesday Chatter (linked above) , hosted byEugenia at Brew N Spew. What do you have to chat about?