Going to state!

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 […]

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It’s a lemon-off

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 […]

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Snowy days were made for reading

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 […]

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And, she’s made a decision

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 […]

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Last Christmas of the 20-teens

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 […]

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“Doubles … Give it to me!”

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 […]

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A Merry Time at The Merry Market

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 […]

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She’s an adult

Well, Heath and I managed to get Katy to legal adulthood without too many mess ups along the way. Today is her birthday but the celebrating started Saturday with a laser tag and video game party at Main Event. I tried to get a photo of all the girls. In the first one, Ivy was […]

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Back to Berry

Katy wanted to make another trip to Berry College near Rome before making her final decision. I wasn’t sure when we were going to do this, then I looked at their calendar and realized they have classes Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. Our school district is off the whole week so that was going […]

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