After I left the Community Center, it kinda fell by the wayside so I was really excited when I went to the school a few weeks ago and saw some flyers advertising a tournament for this week. One of the 6th grade teachers found out about a school based Scrabble tournament program and set one up for our 5th to 8th graders.
I didn't make it to the first night of the tournament when 44 kids on 22 teams faced off! Wow! Now that's a successful event!
Last night I spent three hours in the school library watching the quarter-finals. I was proud to note that many of the contestants were the same kids from my old Scrabble playing group. :)
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the semi finals and finals tonight but I am sure there were some interesting words being played! Last night we had to laugh several times at the words that did not get challenged. :)
This morning, I was getting ready for work while a juvenile eagle was sitting on our porch railing, looking in the window. Ajax and Chuckie (the neighborhood stray cat) were hanging out on the porch and that eagle was twice as big as they were. I could not get Ajax to come in the house no matter how hard I tried. He was very interested in the bird and I think he was contemplating his chances of taking it down.
The eagle did not budge even when I went outside and tried to shoo him off. I left the cats sitting there and hoped for the best. Rich went by later and said the eagle had moved to our neighbor's.
It's been a busy week. Tuesday, I was seriously thinking about calling in to say I was not going to make it to our 8 AM staff meeting, but I got myself together and showed up about 10 minutes late to find that my coworkers had brought a ton of food and planned a little going away party for me. It was completely unexpected since I still have a week to go and it hadn't even occurred to me that they might do something early. Thanks, everyone! I will miss y'all but it's not like I am going very far!
I've been staying up late to watch Letterman since one of my all time favorite bands, U2, is on his show EVERY night this week. And their new CD came out on the 3rd so I had to get it downloaded. Great tunes! Now I am waiting to see if they will be on tour anywhere near where we might be next time we are down south. :)
Meanwhile, I am loving my new job--I've learned how to download radio shows to insert into our schedule and I'm working on the upcoming membership meeting, trying to track people down to come in and pick up their auction winnings, and even got to pick a few songs to play on the radio yesterday. I'm sure my family and friends can easily guess at least which artists I chose, if not which songs.
We had a little snow today so I suppose winter is not quite done with us.