The seniors on the Johns Creek Reading Bowl Team are finishing out high school with a bang. And the others are having a great year, too. After coming in second to Cambridge High School (only two teams) at the district level they advanced to regionals, which they’ve done every year for at least the last […]Read More Going to state!
Every time I think we’ve done our last Girl Scout cookie taste test we end up doing another one. As you know by now if you’ve been reading my posts, Girl Scouts contracts with two bakers –ABC owned by Interbake Foods and Little Brownie Bakeries owned by Keebler. Each council chooses which bakery to do […]Read More It’s a lemon-off
Except on this snowy day we woke up early and drove an hour so the Johns Creek Reading Bowl team could be quizzed on books they’ve already read at the second round of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. Just for a quick recap: teams read books nominated for the Georgia Peach Award and then answer […]Read More Snowy days were made for reading
The college process has been a ground-up project for Katy. Some students know where they want to go to school … their parent(s) alma mater … the school they grew up cheering for in the bowl games … the school where they once went to a retreat or summer camp. Katy never had any pre-conceived […]Read More And, she’s made a decision
I guess in a week we’re back to the Roaring 20s. Christmas Eve I took my usual stab at getting Katy and Buddy under the tree. (And no, Buddy doesn’t have cataracts, it’s something called corneal dystrophy.) We went to church and then home for tamales and rice for dinner. I asked Katy to set […]Read More Last Christmas of the 20-teens
The “plastic wrap ball game” does not promote good manners. Katy’s “group chat” friends usually go to a movie the last day of the semester as there’s a theater right across the street from school. Well, with the exemption policy only one of the girls actually had to take a final today so no one […]Read More “Doubles … Give it to me!”
Every December Katy’s Girl Scout troop (a special interest group for middle and high schoolers called Gamma Gamma Sigma) does a volunteer project and then has a party. Last year they did a book and pajama drive for foster children so that just entailed getting together to sort things out. Then they went to a […]Read More A Merry Time at The Merry Market