Life Near an Iowa Cornfield: mid-March
I’ve been focusing a little more on my RPG blogs recently. Part of that is due to a lack of news about Mrs. VS, part of that is due to sheer amount of volume that has come in to my redemption center. We’ve also been spending a lot of time at activities for the PITs.
The last two weekends the can company has been shut down. PIT #1 had a speech tournament and we went to see it. Her speech was an original composition of someone auditioning for the lead role in Hamlet. Her take on it was that person kept forgetting the lines. She started out and the intentionally flubbed a line and mimed pulling a script out of her back pocket to refresh her memory. She scored very well with this speech just not good enough to go on to state.
Last weekend PIT1 & 2 were part of their High School’s State Academic Decathalon team. AcDec is a quiz-bowl type of competition. The quizzes focus on ten different academic disciplines. Each team consists of 9 members and two alternates; 3 varsity students with a GPA of 3.0 or lower, 3 scholastic students GPA 3.0-3.5, and 3 honors students GPA 3.5 and above. PIT 1 is on the scholastic team and PIT 2 is on the honors team. The team took fifth place overall at state and tied for first in Super Quiz. PIT #1 scored a silver medal in Social Studies.
We found out this week that the Tae Kwon Do Academy is shutting down as soon as PIT #1 gets her black belt. This leaves my boys and I stuck at yellow. I either need to find a new academy or quit. *sigh*
Mrs. VS took her state certification test today. She is interpreter for the deaf. She cannot continue in her current job without passing this certification. We’ll know if she passed in few months. Mrs. VS also gets her port for chemo installed on Tuesday. Friday 3-20 she starts the chemo. Regular updates on her status will begin again.
We’ve had to cancel two puppet shows due to illnesses in the puppet team. Our next one is scheduled for just before Easter.
The can company has been VERY busy when I’ve been open. Today we had well over 20,000 cans come through the redemption center. Still waiting for a new one to open ion the next county over and hopefully my workload will return to a manageable level.
Open Game Night @ the Youth Center has been going very well. 22 folks showed up at the last one. We had folks playing pool, air hockey, people who brought the favorite board games from home, a new puzzle table and of course the RPG table running the Stargate campaign. Two new players joined the RPG table.
Currently watching: Stargate SG1 season 10, Get Smart season 2
Currently reading: Necessary Evil rulebook (when I can pry it out of the hands of the PITs)
Movie reviews in the pipeline: Eagle Eye, Stargate (inclusive)
PITs currently playing: Kingdom Hearts
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