Singing about it makes it better

Five on Friday

1.  It’s been exam week (midterms) here for my 3 oldest boys, which means they have no homework and they get home early each day. I’m enjoying the change of pace and I know they are, too.

2.  I wasn’t feeling up to snuff on Tuesday, but since the boys were home early, I asked the oldest to accompany me to Costco. Score! Someone besides me had to lift those cases of water, juice, and Gatorade.  😀  This also meant that I had enough energy to cook dinner.

3. I’m teaching a class on Thursdays based on the book A Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George. If you are a Christian and you are asked to teach a Bible study class, be forewarned: God is going to be working on something in your life! Guess what the current & next few chapters deal with? Procrastination. Taking care of your home (not just cleaning, but also attitudes, etc.).  I’m glad God has a sense of humor (proven by the fact that I was asked to teach this class).

4. Thursday night was a reception at SnakeMaster’s school for the students who had participated in a program offered by the state PTA. This initial level of competition was at individual elementary schools and was judged by folks from the nearby Arts Center.  Well, guess what?!?  SnakeMaster’s photograph won the photography category for his school!

Sherbet Sky by SnakeMaster

"Sherbet Sky" by SnakeMaster, age 10

The actual entry was an 8″x10″ photograph which we matted in black (the inner edge of the matte was thin line of gold).  His artwork is now moving on to the district-level competition.
Yes, I am a proud mama!  We might need to buy him his own camera.

5.   I wish I had known about this song “back in the day” — you know, back when I was “stranded all alone in the gas station of love.”  It would have been useful to be able to sing along, because singing about it does indeed make it better, especially if you can sing in 1950’s style.
Al Yankovic tells sings it like no other. 😀

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All in all, a busy week here in Kcinnova’s World.
How was your week?  Any plans for the weekend?

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8 responses to “Singing about it makes it better

  1. That photo is amazing. What a talented kid.

    I think HS has changed since I was a kid. I remember exam time being stressful, not a great change of pace. 😉

  2. Congrats to SnakeMaster.. what a great photo. Good luck with the district-level competition!

  3. Congrats on a fantastic photo!! kids got a good eye, perhaps something he learned from you?

  4. Beautiful photo!

  5. I bet that art contest was REFLECTIONS!!! I was in charge of Reflections at my children’s elementary school for 4 years, and then I was chairman for the county program for 2 years. And then my kids lives became to busy for me to keep up with everything and I had to give it up! But before I chaired it, our county didn’t HAVE a county level competition – we went straight from school to state. My sincerest congratulations to the SnakeMaster!!! That is a LOVELY photograph — and a GREAT title!!!

  6. I’d be a proud mama too–that is gorgeous!

  7. What a great photo! Congratulations to the SnakeMaster! (And to you too, mom!)

  8. Congrats to Snakemaster. I vote he gets his own camera!

    I absolutely loved that video! The heart spot light at the end was a perfect touch. My face hurts from laughing.