week in review

The good news? Today is Sept 30th. Why is this date important? October 1st is the start of the new year in Girl Scouts, so I can shift my work efforts from recruitment and focus more on outreach programming. I LOVE outreach programming – this is what it should be all about…. girl programming for girls who would otherwise not have it. In my 3 counties, I can offer this programming to over 500 girls.


More good news? I have another lake weekend getaway planned for next weekend. This will be our view.

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The bad news.

  1. The roosters. According to our sheriff, there is no drug or other illegal activity coming from the rooster house. For those not familiar with this story, click here for that drama. It appears our back woods neighbors are breeding and raising roosters to *sell* for cock fighting, which is not illegal. So there is nothing we can do about the constant cockadoodle doo.
  2. Samantha. She is killing me with her persistent request to see the movie It in the movie theater.


It is rated R, and our philosophy is to investigate WHY it is rated R. When I did this investigating, I said no… Rahul said no. But our strong willed Samantha persisted. She is smart and knows when I am distracted and busy and targets me then. Sigh.

3. Aidan. I had a call from his advisor about his attention seeking behavior at school. Apparently he told his friends in math class that he got drunk at a wedding. The true story was that he was accidentally given a mimosa. When the server realized what she had done, she immediately came to tell us and we took the drink away. Sigh. 14 year old boys… So we had to do what we call a “hard reset.” This good cop/bad cop strategy works for us. Aidan needs this every now and then.

4. The car. My friend Rob comes over on Friday afternoons for Kava & Kratom by the pool. When Rahul and Aidan left for guitar practice /dinner/DOOK game, we heard a loud sound from the front driveway. Rahul backed into Rob’s very fancy BMW. Both cars were fine, I have already filed a claim, and Rob was super chill about it (probably b/c of the Kava…haha).

So my life motto this week – shit happens. And here’s to an uneventful October.








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