Hello! The past couple of weeks has been very busy for me. Two weeks ago I started my latest entrepreneurial venture: working a part-time job at the Mayfield lake Youth Camp. I work 4-6 hours a day there, usually from 1:15/3:15 to 7:15 PM, and make minimum wage. I have definitely enjoyed working there and look forward to having a steadier job this summer. What do I do at that job? Well, so far it has been only raking and mowing (there is a ton of grass to mow). In the mornings I have been alternating between schoolwork, work at another place where I work, weed-whacking/spraying weeds, and tilling our garden. I was almost thankful for some rain this morning to give me a chance to write. :0)
The weekends have also been busy. Friday and Saturday of the weekend a couple of weeks ago I went out to a trap shoot competition in Wenachee--a place over five-hours from Mossyrock. I carpooled with the team, and we stayed overnight at a Motel Eight (dun-dun-da!). I was lucky enough to get my own seedy little bed . . . but only because I slept with the viciously snoring Mossyrock AG. teacher, Mr. Hankins, in the same room. A pillow over my head didn't even come close to blocking the snoring, which almost sounded like a high-stakes caper between a freight train and Darth Vader. In our family hotel breakfasts are greatly anticipated, but the one that next morning was a great disappointment. They did have Frosted Flakes cereal, with no milk. And even waffles! with no syrup. A breakfast of champions! The breakfast room was so small that you had to be careful not to chew on your neighbor's elbow instead of your syrup-less waffle. As one of my teammates commented, "It was basically a closet with a waffle-maker in it."
I could have used this all as an excuse for my shooting on Saturday, but I actually shot pretty decent. I hit 21 of 25 on my first round of 16 yard trap, and 20 of 25 on my second. 82 percent, though it didn't win me anything, definitely did not need any excuses. Than we shot 22 yard trap, which as you can guess, is a little harder. I hit 15 of 25 on my first round and 14 of 25 on my second. All things considered, I was not happy with 58 percent, but it could have been worse. This competition did not have doubles or continentals, unfortunately. They must have known me and my teammate Nick were in town.
This past weekend my family and I were at a homeschool conference in Redmond (we sure do get around!). I enjoyed that very much, like I always have. It is so encouraging to see that we are not alone in our homeschooling; there were more than 3,000 like-minded Christians there! Then we trucked back to Centralia Saturday afternoon for a talent show Caroline graced with her presence. She was the obvious winner there (in my slightly biased opinion), playing the Pirates of the Caribbean theme, but the judges must have had some confusion or something on their part; she didn't place in the top three. That's okay, though, for we knew who really won! Good job, sis! we'll get 'em next time.
This week I will be back at my new job, working hard and looking forward to my first pay check on May 1 :0) :0) :0) (one smiley-face was not enough). This weekend our family will be out at the Spring Youth Fair in Chehalis, and the weekend after that we leave for our East Coast trip!!! Life is very busy here, but very good. TTFN for now!