Aug 202015


My wisdom teeth were trying to work their way out some more, but because I wouldn’t be able to close my mouth if they were all the way out there just wasn’t any room for them and they were causing me a lot of pain. After dealing with the pain for several weeks, I finally broke down and made an appointment to have them removed. I had them pulled one week ago now. And every fear that was causing me to put it off has happened. The pain, the bleeding, the not being able to eat, the hunger that comes with not being able to eat…. I’ve been on an ice cream shake and smoothie diet, and that sound GREAT until that’s all you are able to eat and you really just want some real food, but can’t eat real food because it would get stuck in the holes in the back of your mouth and cause more pain. I can’t wait until I can eat real good again!

Aug 072015

For Girl Scouts we had a spa party tonight. We had the girls help each other put mud masks on, and then we did their nails before they washed the mud off their faces. Chloe looks like she wasn’t too sure what to think about the mud mask.


Aug 052015

Dinah, Chloe and sometimes Lydia, have taken a fancy to doing my hair. It is kind of a weakness of mine, and they may have figured that out. I enjoy having my hair played with, and so when they are doing my hair, it’s harder for me to put my foot down and insist that they go to bed, or clean their room (for example). Not to mention that when they are playing with my hair, its wiser not to move or get up because then they would end up pulling my hair and that would be painful. So I usually just let them. Here are some pictures of the better hair styles they have come up with:





Jun 052015

Tyra, Dinah, Chloe spent the last three days at day camp. I helped out yesterday and today. This year’s theme was “blast from the past”. Wednesday they got to make some bracelets from ancient Egypt, and necklaces from ancient Rome, and they came home with some constellation charts. I really don’t know too much about those activities because I wasn’t there. Yesterday we had activities from the medieval period. They got to participate in a Shakespearean play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream:


I got to help girls with a catapulting game, while my companion supervised the jousting.

Today the girls got to do activities relating to the 1920’s forward. I was at a “20’s games” station so the girls got to play hopscotch and jump rope.



Partway through the day, I was asked to help at the photo-op station. I guess the person taking the pictures for the first part of the day ran out of space on their SD card, and they saw that I had a camera and asked me if I could take over. That was fine with me and it ended up being a good thing because it meant that I got to take the pictures for Tyra’s and Chloe’s groups which also included some of the other girls from my troop. 🙂



Dinah’s group must have had their pictures taken before I was asked to take the pictures. We finished each day with a friendship circle:


The girls had learned the Charleston and practiced it as one of their stations today and after today’s friendship circle the girls got to do it all together.


Apr 172015

I took my girl scout troop to the Dinosaur museum today. One of my co-leaders used to work there and so she gave us the “birthday tour” (the tour they give groups when they are having their party at the museum).


Look at all those vests full of patches! I love being a leader and getting to do all these awesome things with these girls!