Focus: CUT! CUT! Have you ever
not wanted to yell this at the top of your lungs as the boys were getting
really wound up? Well, now you can and they’ll love you for doing it. Here’s
a theme that gets the film rolling and the creative juices flowing.
To start off your Pack or den meeting, or in the words
of Cecil B Reisel “Roll Cameras”, and a lot of help from York Adams Area
Council try using this prop
Use a piece of scrap ½-inch thick wood cut into two
pieces: (½” by ½” by 3”) and (½” by 1-¾” by 3”). Connect the two pieces with
a piece of vinyl or other material to form the hinge. Paint, as appropriate.
MY LIFE and My Lateness
Truly, I have never been as late getting Baloo’s
Bugle done as I have this past Cub Year. Tonight I want to clue you in on
some of the reasons why I continue to be so late.
Back in August I was having problems with my gums. All
surfaces, inner and outer, except for the front of my mouth. The planeing
that was done over a 2 ½ period didn’t not help. Also in September, we
started having a huge family issue concerning one of our children. At the end
of October I had gum surgery (my gums cut down) on ALL the surfaces since the
earlier treatment didn’t work. My whole mouth was swollen, even my palate and
I wasn’t eating much to keep up my energy. The healing process for this is
incredibly long I finally was okayed to see my regular dentist 2 weeks ago.
My weight dropped down to, yes I will tell that, 109 lbs, and over
Thanksgiving and Christmas I continued to lose.
The new year arrived, and my mouth was doing better. I
then found out after going to a doctor, I had some questionable scan results.
Further testing was required—Sheesh! After the *further test* , it was
determined I needed to see a surgeon. Jim and I went to Dr. Carpenter, who
told us, I needed to have some biopsies done. At the end of January I had
THAT done, and found early February the results were NORMAL, YIPEE!!! During
this time we all had our hours cut at work, so I got a second job with Weight
Watchers. Our son in college is going into his own apartment, and our
daughter is going to Auburn in September, (Go War Eagle!). Understandably
with all my medical test, surgeries and our kids, money is becoming a scarce
commodity here. Jim and I decided “Enough is Enough”, let’s get away for a
few days which we did at the end of February staying at a friend’s house in
Destin. The whole month of February my left foot is killing me. While in
Destin, there were times I could barely walk. So I decided to go set up an
appointment with my podiatrist when we got home. I did that, and guess
what—more surgery. I am now recovering from having bone spurs removed from my
baby toe and excess bone removed from a toe next to it. AND the scary problem
continues with one of our kids.
Plus, my last Uncle died. So this has been a horrible 8
months for us!
So yes, it has been extremely difficult for me to do
anything. I apologize to EVERYONE for my lateness. It is just my get up and
go has got up and went.