Twitter and Facebook

When I post on twitter I feel like no one is reading me because they don’t really REPLY. They can retweet but unless they follow me they don’t see me and unless I follow them I don’t see their reply. On Facebook when you are friends, you are friends with “each other” which means you both see each other on Facebook.

I’ve been asked, “Why do I use Twitter and Facebook?”  On Twitter I can follow interesting people who are more celebrities and get the scoop fast. Since I don’t read a paper newspaper (does anyone anymore?), I follow FOX4DFW and CNN for News. I also follow several reporters, plus the local weather and traffic geeks. It’s nice to get the updates from around DFW especially on the weekend when I normally wouldn’t know about traffic at the ball field or toll way. In case I need to know to avoid a trip through an area. It might also alert me if there were an important weather fact, like when fires or tornados blow in with little notice.

I also follow my TX legislators and senators. Before Twitter I never knew what they thought unless they sent me a postcard asking for my vote at election time. I can also follow minor celebrities like Dave Ramsey, Lisa Welchel, and Ed Young. They post/tweet updates to what they’re writing, where they are, and what they’re doing. Sometimes they even post a picture or two and that shares on Twitter also.

A third reason why I use Twitter, is that I can follow Twitter on my blackberry and I follow Facebook on my laptop. I follow Facebook during homeschool, while I’m waiting for kids to finish worksheets, or late at night while I’m relaxing in front of the TV. I can use my blackberry to follow Twitter anywhere. PLUS, twitter doesn’t beep at me for updates the way that TXT messaging does. I’m liking that feature!

So, when do you use Twitter? Do you use Facebook and Twitter? How do you use them?  It’s been fun learning.

PS. Did you know Twitter is being called micro-blogging?


Girl Scouts

After completing my training as a GS leader, I am pro Girl Scouts. They have research numbers that say that if a girl will stay in Girl Scouts for 5 years she will not try drugs, under-age drinking or experience teen pregnancy. Add to that good Christian adults in leadership in our local troop and our girls should have strong values, leadership skills, and self-confidence.

The Girl Scout leadership model is the premiere leadership organization for girls in the world.

There are badges for every topic under the sun.

Grades K-1 are Daisies; they learn the Girl Scout law and how it applies to life.

Grades 2-3 are Brownies; they earn Try-its -4 activities chosen from 6

Grades 4-5 are Juniors; they earn Badges -6 activities chosen from 10

Grades 6-12 are Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. They earn Interest Projects choosing 7 activities from 12.

Girls can choose outdoor adventure, animal projects, learning about careers, expansive craft skills, and more that I cannot remember now.

Here is link to the interest projects for grades 6 and up.

What else do you want to learn about Girl Scouts?

Cookie Time is coming

Girl Scout Cookie Time is coming.

I’m in Denton County TX and Creekside Girl Scouts and my two girls start selling cookies on Friday, January 8th. Contact us if you’d like to order your favorites.

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Rotating Chores List4

  LIST 4
MORNING reboot laundry AM
NOON tidy your room
NIGHT load dishwasher
DAILY M vacuum your room
DAILY T reboot laundry PM
DAILY W trashcan to curb
DAILY F fold laundry x2 loads
DAILY SA put away laundry
DAILY SU tidy your room
THURS1 hand wash dishes
THURS2 master bath sinks & tub
THURS3 master bath toilet & showr
THURS4 mop master bathroom
THURS5 Kid’s Mission

Rotating Chores List3

  LIST 3
MORNING swish & swipe one bathroom
NOON tidy kitchen
NIGHT cook dinner
DAILY M tidy your room
DAILY T vacuum your room
DAILY W vacuum floors
DAILY F reboot laundry PM
DAILY SA fold laundry x2
DAILY SU put away laundry
THURS1 Kid’s Mission
THURS2 wipe all kitchen counters and appliances
THURS3 sweep floors
THURS4 mop floors
THURS5 change bed sheets

Rotating Chores List2

  LIST 2
MORNING swish & swipe (one bathroom)
NOON tidy living room
NIGHT take out trash
DAILY M put away laundry
DAILY T gather all trash 
DAILY W tidy your room
DAILY F vacuum your room
DAILY SA reboot laundry PM
DAILY SU fold laundry x2 loads
THURS1 dust furniture 1 room
THURS2 hall bath sink & toilet
THURS3 hall shower & floor
THURS4 wash dog windows
THURS5 sweep front walk