Friday, March 11, 2011

Coffee Talk 3.12.11

Good Morning from the Tiger Den! It has been another whirlwind week around here!

We had such a fun weekend with the 10th grade boys...they even slept, a little. We will totally be open to doing it again! Tiger cub really had a good time...especially waking them up by kicking the tarnation out of them. As a matter of fact, they may beg NOT to come back again!

This week was catch up and get ready to slow down week. Catch up on sleep, get ready for Spring Break! Ordinarily on Spring Break, I still make my kids do work, we just have a lighter schedule. Not next week friends...we will be doing NOTHING, cause Momma needs a break! YIPEE!

Yesterday was an exciting day because we had Regional Science Fair. I had four students participating, including my own B.B. The student portion was yesterday morning and we went back last night for the awards ceremony. Our tutorial took home 31 awards! How amazing is that? One boy alone took probably half of those! B.B. took second place in his age division (which he was ecstatic about) and came home $66 richer. Yes, I did say $66...can you tell an engineer came up with the award amounts? They were $44, $66, $99, $153...we were cracking up! Anyway...every single one of my students that went yesterday won something so it was a great night!


In other exciting news, the great state of Louisiana has decided to share some of its convicts with us. Yes, earlier this week, some convicts from LA escaped, they stole a car in Mississippi and were pulled over here. They fled on foot and have been in hiding since. It is quite an unsettling feeling...especially since we live in a wooded area away from the main part of town. I admit...I am not usually the easily scared type, but when I heard, yesterday, that schools near us were on lock down...I was afraid to go home. We just stayed in town until Tigerfan got off work and could go with us! Yesterday afternoon, they found the body of the man they stole the car from so we know they are quite desperate. Needless to say, we had two out of our four kiddos sleeping on our bedroom floor last night. We are praying for our law enforcement folks around here and hoping they are caught soon. For now...no playing outside alone!!!

We are also sending up prayers for everyone in Japan, so sad. I haven't heard from my brother yet but am hoping none of his family was affected.

Looking forward to a girls' lunch tomorrow and a peaceful, quiet, laid back next week! Did I tell you I am excited! Don't forget to check out more Home Sanctuary and have an AWESOME weekend! Blessings! I WILL be around this weekend...eventually!


9 comments:

Jen said...

I don't know what happened in Japan, so I will go find out about that in a minute.

Congrats on the science fair awards. That is so exciting.

Oh, and prayers that they find those convicts and everyone stays safe!

Deanne said...

Great news about the awards ceremony! That sounds like it was a lot of fun. It also sounds like there was a lot of prep work involved to have had such a successful night! I think the plan for an actual break over spring break is a good one!

I hope your loved ones in Japan are okay. I will add them to my prayer list.

I hope that the convicts are found soon and that they are returned safely. I will add your law enforcement and your surround community to my prayers as well.

joyceandnorm said...

Glad you survived all those boys. That scene will never take place here thankfully. =p Congrats on all those awards. Yikes on the convicts. That is scary. Prayers for Hawaii and our coastline too. A friend in Hawaii already updated that there was a 4.5 quake there. And the Bay Area issued a tsunami warning too.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Well, great that you lived to tell about the 10th grade boys being in your home for the weekend. :o)

And. great about the project. Yea! and I know you are so glad to have that behind you.

Enjoy, enjoy this weekend and Spring BReak. You definitely deserve a break!!

Sure wish you could come to our Spring EVent on the 24th. We're getting so excited about it.

Love you!

Kathleen T. Jaeger said...

Oh, I can relate to taking a total break during Spring Break because momma needs a break. Perhaps I need to schedule a spring break for us...because I need a break that is for sure.

I hope you find out about your brother soon. The convicts sound scary! May God go with us all as we live. Grace & peace to you & yours.

secondofwett said...

Oh my goodness...convicts...well, I'd be scared down to my toes, for sure!! I hope they capture them soon. It's nice to hear that you're taking a break next week...we all need a break now and then, to be sure! Thanks for stopping by...I have begun a new quilt...one for my newest Grandbaby due in August...although if I don't get it done in time I doubt he/she will have need of it for a bit...even in Canada, August is usually a trifle warm!

Jen said...

Congrats on the science fair! That's awesome!
Convicts on the lose, that is too scary! I'm not sure I'd want to go out at all. Hope you all stay safe and enjoy you spring break?

Rooh said...

I'd be doing the same thing - keeping my kids close, especially at night! I can't imagine how scary that must be. I hope they do something stupid and get caught soon, for the sake of everyone in your area.

Danyelle said...

Congrats on the science fair and I hope you guys have a laid back spring break.