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So last weekend, goose and I went to the polar cub camp at Bret Adams here in Atlanta. We had a great day doing all kinds of fun boy scout stuff. It started out foggy and rainy, but really turned out to be a great day.

opening ceremonies

opening ceremonies

My little scout

My little scout

making a sock snowman

making a sock snowman

foggy morning

foggy morning

hiking

hiking

playing at the pirate ship

playing at the pirate ship

more foggy weather

more foggy weather

shooting sling shots

shooting sling shots

playing

playing

Beautiful afternoon weather

Beautiful afternoon weather

just chilling outdoors

just chilling outdoors

totem poles at Bret Adams

totem poles at Bret Adams

closing ceremonies

closing ceremonies

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My son joined the boy scouts this year and we have been having so much fun! Last weekend we had our first pinewood derby. We got to make our car and everything. He got 2nd place in his den. I was so proud of us. He of course wanted the trophy and was not happy. But it was a really fun experience overall.

car in progress

car in progress

painting in progress

painting in progress

the finished car

the finished car

The race

 

The race

really cool action shot

Action

the boy and his dad

the boy and his dad

sad face with award

sad face with award

This week we begin planning for the Blue and Gold. So much fun.

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This week has been busy and productive. I actually looked at some homes in Edgewood (a neighborhood of Atlanta) and found one I might like, it is just small and on the wrong side of Moreland. But I think that is what I can afford, so It may be it.

I am going to look at the West End this week with the girls from work. We are going to drive there and eat lunch. I like the homes I see online and I think it might be close enough for me and a little more affordable, but we shall see.

I have officially became the assistant den leader to my son’s cub scout pack. And I did my first meeting last Thursday. I really think it went well, I think the boys had a lot of fun and I totally forgot to take pictures- I was too busy making sure everyone was okay and having fun.

So I talked about the gnome catapult game last week, well this is my version of it…

My version...

My version…

 

The gnome catapult game 2

 

I kind of like the game, but I think it was hard to get the gnomes in the egg crate, but the boys didn’t seem to care it was just fun catapulting things around.

This week we have the pinewood derby. I cut out Goose’s car today- he need to paint and prep it for the race this week.

I have begun some mittens this week. I have one done and am working on the next one. You can see the info on them on my ravelry page {here}. I am making the men’s size and they fit me pretty good. I have such honking hands- thanks to my dad.

Mitten number 1

I also purchased a pair of khaki men’s pants at the thrift store yesterday. I altered them today to make some boyfriend type pants. They turned out really good and I think I like them. I was at Lane Bryant yesterday and tried on a pair and loved them, but they were $65 and that is just too damn much for a pair of weekend pants. I got mine for $5 and 30 minutes of my time. And I think I like them better. I am now on the look out for some blue jeans to do this too.

How did I alter them? Well the a bit big in the waist, but I left that alone, because it makes them more comfortable, I will just wear a belt. I trimmed about 1 inch of the sides and the in seam and the crotch. They are still a bit bagging in my hips, but that is kind of the look I am going for. Also they were pleated in the front so they poof. I didn’t fix that because I really don’t care and I think it goes with the look I am going for.

Refashioned khakis [1]Refashioned Khakis [2]Refashioned Khakis [3]

I think I am going to have to learn how to alter more clothes. It is much cheaper. And pretty damn awesome.

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So, This week has been. And I truly say been. Here in the southern US of A we were a whopping 6F. It was the coldest I remember. And the wind… crazy cold. That was on Tuesday… today sunny and 60s. Clear skies. I really dislike this crazy *ss weather.

I haven’t worked on anything all week. I have just been, as I stated earlier. It was kind of rough getting back into the swing of things for goose and me. He went back to school this week and back to everything else that he does- guitar, karate, and cub scouts. So he has just been tired. He went to his dad’s this weekend, so I expect another sleepy week. At least I had a quiet weekend.

I have been playing Luigi’s Mansion on goose’s DS like it is crack. I can’t get past this one level right now and am very frustrated. So maybe I can actually work on something.

I still haven’t finished Goose’s pillow. And I need to begin the diaper covers for HW little twins- she is due in March I think. And I want to work on ICB’s blanket. And I want to make some mittens. Hopefully this week I can get some stuff done.

Work has been work. I have been trying to find some patients for my current studies- so it is a lot of phone calls and reviewing charts- totally boring. I did have a few patient visits this week and actually have some scheduled for next week as well. Patient visits make the days go by so much faster.

I think I am kind of taking over his cub scout den. His current leader AR is not that organized or he doesn’t know what to do or something. He doesn’t even have a plan for the rest of the year. I have made one until April. I will work on May and June this week. It really only took a little thought and some time to write-up.

I have planned this great project for this week and I guess this is what I have been doing since Friday. so it began as such….

On Friday, we went to the dollar tree to get some things for the boys- little prizes, etc. I found these angry bird erasers and thought- hmm… I can totally make these into a game. So I started to think and decided we needed to make catapults. So that is what we are going to do. I spent most of today putting little kits together for them. I found the instructions here. And as I was looking on the web, I found this great game Gnome Catapult here. So this is what I have doing this lovely beautiful Sunday. And that is the game we will play this week. I sure hope the kids like it.

I will try to take some pictures and post next weekend and I will try to actually create something as well.

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