So I haven’t posted a daybook in a month, since the kids have been back to school life has been our usual crazy busyness and I don’t spend as much time in front of the computer in the evenings as I’ve been working out.
Outside my window… It’s snowing. We have probably 6″ so far and are expected to get at least 12″ by the time it’s done tomorrow. The kids had school today but all after-school activities were canceled, as was Scouts tonight and city offices are closing early. I expect at least a late start tomorrow, if not a snow day.
I am reading… What the Waves Know by Tamara Valentine for review. I am listening to The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, which is my pick for a book from Oprah’s Book Club for the Pop Sugar challenge. As a rule I stay away from Oprah picks so this was kind of a hard category, but this one has excellent reviews on Goodreads.
I am watching… Thanks to the Christmas hiatus, we’re mostly caught up. We have a couple episodes each of Grimm and Elementary, and have been staying current on the other shows that are airing new episodes. I know once new shows start airing we’ll be behind again but that’s ok.
In sports… Alex has had two wrestling meets so far – the first one the other team didn’t have a lot of kids on JV, so he wrestled exhibition against another kid on his own team, and he won. He did really well, he was happy. His second meet he fought hard but ended up losing by points. He was close to pinning the other kid but time ran out.
Basketball has started for Zach as well. His team is mostly second graders, he and his buddy are the only third graders and neither one is a star player. They got destroyed at their first game but did much better their second game, though they still lost.
In Scouts… Alex achieved First Class rank a couple of weeks ago, he’ll receive the award at the next Court of Honor. He’s also now a Patrol Leader, which means he’s in charge of one of the groups of boys during meetings, and helps plan the meetings once a month. Achieving the next rank requires merit badges and volunteer hours, plus some leadership. He needs volunteer hours for NJHS anyway so those shouldn’t be hard to do. Getting him to work on merit badges is a little harder.
In other activities… Let’s see. Zach is doing chess, he placed 25th in the chess tournament last weekend, with 1 win, 2 draws, and 2 losses. He’s in the third-fifth grade category now and there are some really good fifth graders, plus he doesn’t really practice. Our school’s team did really well, earning 5 of the 9 awards.
Zach was in Scrabble club, but intramurals have started and those are the same day as Scrabble, so he has decided he’d rather do the intramurals. He’s also an Amabassador for this semester, which he’s excited about. The school is also doing a play this year, Peter Pan, and he wants to do that. First rehearsal/parent meeting was supposed to be today but was cancelled due to the snow. And of course he has Scouts too, the Pinewood Derby was this weekend, I don’t know what place he came in but he was last in every race he was in. Oh well, he had fun.
This weekend… Saturday morning was the Pinewood Derby, then Zach had a basketball game. Jon went to a Scout recognition lunch, I thought he’d be recognized for his work on day camp but he wasn’t. For dinner we went to friends’ house and had a really nice time. Sunday was mostly a lazy day but we did drag our butts down to Denver for the Marvel Universe Live show. Zach, dressed in his Thor costume, loved it; Alex liked it too though he was over the target age range. Thank you Aunt Nunu for the tickets!