Our new pal Logan and his mom joined us for a day trip to Orlando to attend the Rick Riordan book release. It was an amazing event.Â We got cool shirts, signed books and a evening of laughter and entertainment. Rick Riordan was so funny. I really love his books and the way he spoke made me want to keep reading. There were little hints at future stories and references to past stories. I was shocked how many older kids were really into it too! Showing off our signed books! Guess I won’t be sleeping tonight!Â
We had a great day out with CMERA on the boat. We did this trip a year ago and it was awesome. We had a new group of 4-H youth this year and the weather wasn’t really with us. The waves were rough which meant no sharks on the lines. We still had a blast and learned a lot. We got to fish off the back of the boat for bait fish. That was awesome because all you had to do was to drop in a line then reel in a fish!Â We baited the long lines. The taller youth got to help put out and bring in the long lines. We had fun with remoras that we caught. They actually got tangled in the lines a few times.Â What a great day! We can’t wait to go back out in April with the crew of CMERA!
We had our annual awards banquet this weekend. I was co-MC with the other youth board members.Â Out Insect club got SPIN of the year 🙂 I also received an emerald clover for my hard work this year. Also the youth leadership award for County Council, I was the VP. Archery has started up with new and old faces. We arrived and the field still wasn’t taken care of so I got to mow. E and I took apart the old server. Steven stayed over for the weekend and we had fun going out for treats.I love Vampire Penguin. Insect hunting at Lake Seminole Park. Then off to a County Council meeting. We had a guest speaker teach us how to make eggs. We all took turns practicing what we learned.
My insect and arthropod collection is growing quickly. I finally got a tailless whip scorpion. My superworm colony is growing. I even used it for a science experiment for my biology class. My hamsters are separated and enjoying their new cages.
My friend Steven spend the night. We had a lot of fun talking about insects and going night collecting around the neighborhood and at the park. I stepped in a fire ant hill and got all bit up but I held it together until I got home and got medicine.Â Classes start back at SPC soon. I have Bio 1 Honors, Chem 1, Statistics, Trigonometry and philosophy. It is going to be a rather challenging semester. Just look at all the calculators I need for my classes. No class uses the same one! UGH! Mom labeled them all on the back so I know which class uses which.Â With a hurricane approaching we had to check our supply lists. The water we had in the garage was past date so E and I got to jump on all the bottles before recycling them. We got soaked! I could not believe we had so much out of date water. We replaced it with a lot less this year. The Publix stores were even making hurricane treats. We bought a hurricane cookie cake!
Yet another crazy storm that we got NOTHING from.