Fireball - 08/25/14

  I don't know about you, but the start of school is kicking our collective bums.  Boy, has it been hard setting the alarm, sticking to a morning schedule, getting up and out on time, and having a consistent bedtime.

  Summer seemed to breeze by faster than I ever recall and here we are again... staring smack dab down the barrel of a new school year.

  What's helped us the first couple of weeks is a crazy little song with a catchy big beat.    It's called Fireball.    We are wearing this song out... It's our wake up call, it's our morning anthem, it's our carpool line crusade.  Hubs came in blasting the Pitbull tune the first day of school and everyone popped up out of bed, started dancing and we haven't stopped.  It seems to be the only thing that can get us going in the morning aside from coffee, but I can't give my kids that yet... (or can I?)

   Hope you enjoy coming along as we drop the kids off. (WATCH VIDEOS: Part 1 | Part 2)  We often have animal encounters (turkeys, deer, cows, horses) along the way as you'll notice in the video and as I've referenced in the previous blog Let Your Light Shine

    I'd love to hear how you're settling into a new school year ---- Any tips you have for smooth sailing in the morning or any healthy lunch ideas and of course any secrets to getting your crew up and moving.  Share your quirky moments with me on Facebook or Twitter @StacyCase_ 

     Here's to good grades and lots of laughs!! :)

 

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COIN TOSS-MAYOR

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Usually, one flips a coin to determine things like who gets the ball first in a football game or who gets first dibs at the last slice of pie or something. But to settle an election? That's what happened in a small town high in the Peruvian Andes. Two candidates tied at the ballot box -- with each getting 236 votes in the municipal election. Peru's electoral law allows tie races to be decided by a coin toss. So the coin was tossed. And the winner -- Wilber Medina. His rival says he's cool with the results. It isn't known whether heads or tails carried the day -- and the election.

PUMPKINS-PIGS

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- It started as a potential case of pilfered pumpkins. But it turned out to be a windfall for a group of pigs. Foster's Daily Democrat in Somersworth, New Hampshire reports hundreds of pumpkins were reported stolen earlier week. The gourds had been set aside behind a school to be sold this weekend at a craft fair. The investigation didn't get far. Turns out a farmer spotted the pumpkins and asked a school worker if he could take them to feed his pigs. The school employee didn't know the pumpkins were being saved -- and the farmer took them. Police say the only ones that turned out happy in the whole episode -- are the hogs.

FIREWORKS-FUNERAL

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- When the fireworks burst in the air tomorrow night over Springfield, Missouri -- it won't be the Fourth of July -- but the last of James Carver. A Missouri funeral director will be bidding farewell to his dad -- by having his cremated remains mixed with fireworks -- and launched into the sky. Carver's father is the first to try the program by Greenlawn Funeral Homes. His son Jim is the funeral director -- and says the eight-minute fireworks display will be followed by a cookout and memorial celebration.

 
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