Friday, April 4, 2008

The Geography Bee

Today was a busy, but exciting day. T was in the state Geography Bee. We have to be there at 8:30 or so, which meant we had to leave at 7:15 or so. I haven't been up that early since before my surgery! I was so tired! We got there and they explained the process of how they pick the students for the Bee. All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students can try to qualify. They take a test (in T's case he won the school bee to take the test) and then the committee grades the tests and the top 100 students are allowed to qualify. The gentleman explaining said that it works out to basically 1 for every 1000 students. So T is in the top 100 of the state. Actually T is the 11th student in the state!!! He scored a perfect score in the preliminary round and made it to the tie-breaker. They had 21 kids make the tie-breaker, something they said has never happened before. They only take the top 10 to the final round, but to make it to the 11th spot is pretty impressive if you ask me! We are VERY proud of him and this accomplishment. Here's a picture of him at the bee:

Otherwise this week has been pretty uneventful. Tuesday I went down to my sister's to work on some quilts. I got most of my red, white and blue quilt top (except the border) done while there. Then Wednesday I met mom & Grandma for lunch, went home and finished the red, white and blue quilt. I am pretty happy with the way that it came out. Now I just have to baste it, quilt it and then Mom can bind it for me! :)
I hate doing bindings...
I spent Thursday looking for a pin cushion pattern. I am tired of stabbing myself and I went to the library. I picked up: Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich (I love these books - great laugh out loud!!), Nefertiti by Michelle Moran, Curse of the Spellmans (I read the first - another laugh out loud) by Lisa Lutz, World Without End by Ken Follet (Follow-up to Pillars of the Earth) and Brothers by Da Chen. These should keep me busy for a few days. I am reading Nefertiti right now and its pretty interesting. I have plenty of books to read here, but its always nice to have options.
This weekend will be spent sewing, cleaning and then my nephews birthday party on Sunday night. The boys are at their moms and Rich will be at work! It should be quiet. Next week is Spring Break and all the boys will be here plus who knows how many extras! The vet comes Monday to put Tardy down so I am saving all my errands till then so that J and I don't have to be here, I don't want to be here!!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

1 comment:

Jacquie said...

You must be so proud! Tell him congrats from blogland. For those of us who are geographically challenged...I admire the heck out of him!