April 14, 2008

Robots Taking Over My Life

Have you ever had one of those years that was so crammed packed full of stuff that you never had a chance to catch your breath? I'm having one of those roller-coaster years... and I'm not sure I can complain - but I sometimes wonder how I'm standing up on this magic carpet ride I call life.

Let me fill you in....
Ms-robotLast Friday I planned out our next school unit - a 15 week unit to last until the end of school: from now until July 31st. Then, Saturday we took my son to compete in a competition for robotics. He's only a 5th grader, and it was only his first time to compete - so I wasn't expecting much. I was just glad he got a chance to learn and be involved in something bigger than himself. That is usually the way it goes - we underestimate our kids, don't we? Needless to say, his team WON. The little buggers won First Place! ...and now I'm ditching all plans of a normal routine to plan a trip across the USA some time in the next two weeks for another competition. Plans, shmans. Who needs them when you can live life on the edge?!

So, on our first day of States and Regions, MOM was planning a trip while the children got in trouble. I spent the day yelling at the kids while they ran around in their pajamas goofing off every time I turned my head the other way. I was on the phone from the time I got up until after business hours trying to recruit sponsors to help with the finances for the 3,000 mile trip that we had no idea we would be taking until 48 hours ago. I was checking in to airline prices, car rental prices, gas prices, hotel prices... and calling all my friends I knew along the route. So far we don't have any sponsorship response, but I have petitioned some nice companies and hope they will consider it.

So I guess that explains why there haven't been any posts in here in the past couple of days. Hopefully I'll be able to find time to take my husband's laptop on our trip next week and blog from across the country. What a way to kick off a States and Regions unit for KONOS! A real-live thrown-together, emergency trip across the U.S. - wow! Now if only we can get our states notebooks started before we leave so we can learn about the states we will be passing through as we tootle along the freeway (burning liquid gold at $4.00 per gallon).

Pray for the Bees and the Bees' Friends and their Bots in this time of busyness, if you would! We appreciate it so much!

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations to K and team!
Do a fund raiser.

Anonymous said...

Wow, great drawing Morgan! You did a wonderful job on the robot!

I can't wait to see you guys!!! CONGRATS to K!

Mom is adding you to the Training Daughters, Teaching Wives blogroll... did the code work ok?


Kelli said...

Wow!!! Congrats! Hope you have a safe trip and learn lots along the way!

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I've always wanted to get my son into robotics. It's my hope that he will invent one to clean the house. :)

Enjoy your trip!

JoAnn said...

Congrats! I hope the trip goes well. Where's the competition?

MommyLydia said...

Your son is going to be in Georgia?!!!

My friend is adult mentor for a high school team and she's going to the Robotics championship too (though not because her team won) Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I just wish GA was in your path. :-(

Sprittibee said...

Christy - Thanks!

Jocelyn - :) We are excited to meet you all! Email me about the blogroll. :)

Kelli - Thanks! I'm sure we will.

Renae - Yeah, we've been wanting to do Robotics since Kaden was 5. You have to be 9 to start, I think.

Joann - We are competing in Michigan.

MBR - Not Georgia - although I would hope we can eventually go there! I have a buddy in GA.

Dawn - :) Me too!



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