Saturday, March 21, 2009

A good Day!!

Today was a good day.I finally got some quilting done. I did 4 quilts for customers and it was nice making some extra cash. I also didn't have to wash any clothes today and that was great too!! While I was quilting I was able to listen to my iPod and some great oldies....

At lunchtime my daughter bought me a chicken sandwich and that was cool too. Dave then told me some great news. He was able to find the leak in the roof on the motor home. That is really good news and we are going to get them fixed, we just have to save the money for that. And I thought we were going to need a new water heater for the RV too but he said it was just the knob that needed to be replaced. So that was a good thing to hear as well.

My boss called me this week and she has more sewing for me to do over spring break and that is good news too. I have been busy this week sewing for her and I need more money so it's good to be hearing this from her.

I just got back from the grocery store (ALONE!) and was able to get some things we needed and save some money since I didn't have any teenagers or husband with me. LOL...Why do we spend so much more at the store when one or all of them are with us I will never know.

So what wonderful things have you been up to? I still have to finish this baby quilt for my friend in Canada. She had her wonderful son and I want to get it to her before he outgrows it.

Later folks,


Sunday, March 15, 2009

We have returned!

We just came back from another successful camping trip with JROTC from the Lee County schools. What a great time! It brought back lots of memories and we had a blast. The kids had time to chill for a while and then the fun started. On Saturday we got up early, 6am and raised the flag and had revely. Then breakfast and LET THE GAMES BEGIN! We had a volleyball competition, tug of war, relay race that consisted of the barrel race, canoeing and sprinting between all the schools. The end of the day brought a dinner catered by the County and it was great. I got to help serve ice cream to all the cadets and cadre! I loved it and got to see lots of my new friends and friends kids who are now going thru the program. Then it was back to our campsite for a night of movies! The CSM (Command Sergeant Major) of our school (South Ft. Myers High) brings out a generator, movie screen and sound system and we watch movies. The kids bring out their camping chairs and sleeping bags and we all sit and watch. It's fun and the kids love it. We have fire watch because we are in the dry season now and can't have fires so we watch to be sure there aren't any. I am adding some pictures here of the amphitheater in the front of the campground and also of the bus ramp. Tomorrow I am going to add pictures from when WE were there and you can see parts of that place haven't changed much in 30 something years. Tell me what you think.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fun Day!

Today was a fun day for me. I got to spend most of the day with the JROTC kids from South Ft. Myers HS. We were at the Red Sox and Twins game running a consession stand. The kids cook and prep the food and run the cash registers. The adults pour the beer. We have the best time and the kids earn tips toward their program at school and also a portion of the sales go to the JROTC unit.

I can only help out on weekends and I have another game in April I can go to. It's a blast and we have fun doing it to. The kids are awesome and do a great job.

This coming weekend is the state competition for these same kids in Lakeland Florida. We leave on Friday ( I asked for the day off so I can go) and the competition is Saturday. We have a great time on the bus as well as at the competition. It's a busy weekend and we have late and early hours but another fun time. We leave around 10 am on Friday and get there a little after lunch. We settle into our rooms and the kids start practicing in the parking lot. After practice we wash up for dinner and head to the local mall for some shopping and dinner. Then back to the hotel for some swimming, (the kids not the adults!) and then to bed after we make sure the kids have everything ready for the next day's competition. Sometimes I help the kids iron their shirts and make sure their boots are shined and the uniforms look good.

We get up early (430am) on Saturday and make sure the kids are dressed and all packed up. We board the buses and head to George Jenkins High School for the day. After the competition we board the buses and drive for a while then stop for dinner then continue home. The kids will be dead tired by then but it's great. There will be one instructor going and 3 chaperones. We have lots of fun and I can't wait. It's like a mini vacation for me.

I will post again next week after the competition and let you know how we made out. Most of this week I have to get my lesson plans ready for Friday and also next week.

Talk to you soon!