We made good time on our trip South to OKC Friday evening. The traffic was busy, Oklahoma Highway Patrol was abundant.
We entered onto I-35 at Ponca City. The traffic was light until we were 1/2 way to OKC and then we encountered road construction.
We checked into our hotel without incident. The boys had their noses in Bubba’s phone and Ipod touch. We had free wireless internet, so Bubba took advantage of that.
I am reading Stephen King’s Duma Key . What a great book! I cannot put it down, it is so good.
I have read a lot of good books the past 6 months, Duma Key is in the TOP 5.
We checked out of the hotel early so we could find Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics and not be late.
The boys had both been there with their Gifted and Talented instructor last Fall but I have never been.
We had some time to burn, so we cruised downtown.
We checked out the State Capitol.
“umm, how do we get over there?”
We eventually found our way.
Still having time to burn, we searched out a cup of coffee and found Java Dave’s.
JD’s was only a couple of blocks from OSSM and it had computers, free wireless, and delicious coffee.
Me, “were here!”
Me, “ya nervous? know your math equations?”
I look at them, they are as cool as cucumbers.
200+ kids and their parents attended.
I learned about the school in a small lecture type setting while the boys tested. It was a very informative event for me. There are so many good things about this school! However, there are quite a few things Bubba might not like about the school….such as there is not a competitive sports program, no cell phones, only allowed to drive their car to/fro home on weekends, they are allowed to come home every other weekend…just to name a few.
The pros outweight the cons but, Bubba without his sports is like a fish out of water.
Second and Third place in our division.
J also took 3rd place in another category which I have already forgotten. I wrote it down during the awards ceremony.
I was a proud mama!
Driving home, not even close.
Their teenage brains recharging to give BG more grief.
No rest for me, I was driving.
2-lanes, getting closer.
Almost home, only 60 miles to go….
Bubba and I go back to OSSM in April for a open house parent/kid type visit. Bubba has also been invited to another MathCounts 2 day workshop in June.
Hubs gets a gold star.
He is beginning to comprehend the meaning of ‘choreplay.’
I came home to a clean house, vacuumed floors, laundry done, dishwasher loaded, happy Wee One, and animals all taken care of.
Despite it being nearly dark, I spent my necessary time with my horses (necessary means: necessary for my mental well being). Wee One was bouncing under foot in the barn, talking non-stop.
I could tell I was missed. I jumped in the shower and Wee One camped out on the bath-tub with his juice box and book. He read to me while I was loofa-ing. Soon here comes hubs, He parks himself on the side of the garden tub alongside Wee. Good thing I do not care about privacy anymore,eh?
We’ve had some wonderful sunny and very warm weather in Oklahoma. Today they are predicting severe storms…..I hope they miss us.