Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Eeek! I Forgot I Had a Blog.....

Apparently.....since my last post.....I forgot I had a blog.  Eeek!  Not good.  But, I will take a moment to recap our goings-on.  I promise to get back on the wagon.....I know I owe you a final posting in the series "What Not to Say."  I haven't forgotten about you work-at-home moms.

My last post was in regard to my continued weight loss.  I weigh in tomorrow. and may be contemplating a continual weight gain.....in the last two weeks.  I have eaten so much crap.  Cub Scout Camp, surviving without my Biker Man while he was gallivanting in other countries, a church get-together, and Memorial Day shin-digs haven't helped my efforts.  I think the only success I can boast about, is that I totally didn't forget that I was on Weight Watchers.

Sooo.....we went to Cub Scout Camp.  Scouts main take away was learning how to arm-pit fart with a straw.  Proud of him.  He is going to debut his act on his Skype date, with Sweet Biscuit's boy, sometime this week.  That should be entertaining.

Speaking of Cub Scout Camp.....wish we could have a Cub Scout Parents Camp.  We had so much fun around the camp fire at night, after the kids went to bed.  I laughed until I peed my pants.....think next time we should leave the Cubs at home.....

When we got home from camp, Biker Man was gone.  He went to Africa.  Yes.  I'm serious.  He came home a week later.  But, during that time I didn't sleep.....I don't sleep well when he is gone.  I get all whopper-jawed.....and then I eat crap, forget I have a blog, and allow my child to arm-pit fart with a straw on Skype.

Scout had his end of the year academic assessment with a specialist who has her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.  It was a very productive meeting, as we review the year, structured his summer goals, and evaluated the year to come.  She is a most encouraging assessor.....not only to Scout, but to me as well.  She celebrated big, many of his accomplishments, like reading, and scouting.  She wanted to see all he'd done.....and he showed her many things.  I held my breath the whole time, expecting him to show her his latest and greatest trick, with a straw.  Somehow it flew under the radar.....this time.

Scout crossed over into a new rank.....from Wolf to Bear.  A big deal in the life of an eight year old boy.  Sadly, Biker Man missed the ceremony, due to being out of the country.  But Mac Daddy and R2D2 were there.....wouldn't miss it.  But, who wouldn't have wanted to miss an important yearly scout ceremony as this.....who would want to miss twelve boys karate chopping each other, as the current candidate for a new rank, tried to pass through their raised arm bridge?  Oy, oy, oy.....

Then, came Memorial Day festivities.  Flag placing in cemeteries.....parade marching.  Real important stuff.  The parade consists of a cop car stopping traffic.....all of maybe five cars going 10-15 mph in our village.....lights, sirens.....the whole thing.  Then there is the Color Guard.....with five men.  Then, the Cub Scouts.....with six boys.  Then the Boy Scout Troop.....of about a dozen.  Then the marching band.....about two handfuls.  There were more people in the parade, then there were lining the streets to spectate.  A real Mayberry experience.  Don't blink.....you'll miss it.....but it still makes our little village of "family, farmers and friends" proud.

Which brings us to the start of summer.....a friends pool opening.....hot dogs on the grill.....popcycles.....wet bathing suits that are wadded in the bathroom floor....scent of sunscreen.....watermelon running down the chin.....a day that is slow, to sit.....it all gives perspective on the important.....

Community.....
Sacrifice.....
Care.....
Laughter.....
Hope.....

Oh yeah.  I forgot.....we went to pick strawberries too.

The start of a perfect summer.....






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