Saturday, November 10, 2012

Super Saturday - Life....

Six Word Saturday
Raingutter Regatta, cultural event, Soccer game.

These six words sum up this week - at least by being the highlights of a super busy week.  The Raingutter Regatta - one of the most looked-forward to events of the year for all the scouts in our cub scout pack - was on Thursday. My DS won both qualifying rounds but did not make it in the semifinals - he was still pretty proud though (as were we) since the boat was completely his effort this time.

This was followed by an annual cultural event at the kids' afterschool and finally, the last soccer game of the season which ended a all winning spree for our team. The kids were jubilant as we celebrated post-game with pizza and they were exultant when they got their trophies.


All in all, a wonderful though busy week.

This week reminded me of a wonderful line I heard in a movie, which I found by chance of it being in my recommended for you list on Netflix - 'The Shunning' - and which I learned is from an equally wonderful series of books by Beverly Lewis (I plan to get to reading them soon). So, for this week's Quote It over at Freda's blog, here is that line from the book/movie - The Shunning.

"The miracle ain't the life you missed, but the life you have got."
Beverly Lewis

The photo below from our Raingutter Regatta event goes to Saturday Snapshot - my favorite photo meme! 

12 comments:

  1. We love Raingutter Regatta time too! :) My son still has his sitting proudly on the dining room table even though it's been over a month since we raced ours. (I really should have him move it to his room soon.)

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    1. :) We have ours from the last two years and now this current boat in our display cabinet in the living room along with the Pinewood Derby cars....

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  2. I adore real live regattas and these look to me like they will be perfect to race! Enjoy....!

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    1. thank you, Karen, it is always loads of fun.

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  3. Excuse my ignorance, but what is a Raingutter Regatta? Is it like our duck races, but with those beautiful little boats? And do they drift along on the current, or are they remote controlled in some way? They look so beautiful with their bold colours and the sails billowing out as if they are in the wind. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/CQuKI

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    1. Thank you.. The Raingutter Regatta is an annual racing event for cub scouts..and something that they look forward to each year..
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raingutter_regatta

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  4. We never had Rainwater Regatta when I was a scout, but I remember winning the Pinewood Derby two years in a row.

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    1. that is wonderful. We have our Pinewood Derby kits now and are getting excited about it already...

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  5. I've never heard of a raingutter regatta- it sounds fun. I like your little boats.

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    1. Thank you Louise and it is great hearing from you..

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