Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Howdy, World!

 Greetings to all you out there who haven't decided by now to stop following me!

Needless to say, I have been pretty busy since my last post, and things appear to be continuing that way!
Anyway, as an update, I have taken 3 tests since that post I think, one of which was the first that I failed so far.
Gladly, there was a very similar substitute test for Financial Accounting, that I took and barely passed.
You get the idea, Accounting isn't among my favorite topics! :)
After that test, I took the Introductory Sociology CLEP, a nice easy one for a change, before starting into the test I'm doing now, considered one of the top difficult tests in my degree, the Principles of Finance DSST. Yep, another un-favorite, with lots of FORMULAS involved...;( !

This past June, my sister took some photos of a good part of Pal group, at the CHEF conference. We were hoping to get a (almost) full group photo on the 2nd day, but there wasn't really a time to gather together all fifteen of the Pals that were there(the total is now 16!), in one place.

Here are a few, and there's one on the Pal group page.
The Pals in order of their number, left to right, Pal #s 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15 & 16

We successfully tried a Pal pile!


Here, in order of height. Hannah's clearly trying to smooth out the line :)
Starling hunting has been slow, one reason being the lack of rain right now, keeping them mostly in other areas, but there have been a few House Sparrow chances, though I've only caught one so far, with the mouse trap method, set under a pine tree in the front yard.

In early June, I graduated from high school, thanks to my college credits, which more than cover those  requirements. It was, overall a pretty good graduation with several people I know among the graduates, and a good amount of those invited were able to attend.

The whole CHEF Class of 2012

Peter & Sarah Burns at my table

My table


 Look out, 2012 graduates here! (Peter graduated in May)









9 comments:

Kate W said...

These all turned out really good also, Sam! Thanks for sharing! Be blessed!

Leah Mays said...

Haha, I've never thought of you as short Sam Chap. But next to Peter, Uh...You do look, rather...um...shall we say short... ;) haha!

LOVE THE PAL PICTURES!

And glad your graduation went well...!

-Leah!

Chasity S. said...

Good to have you back! I forgot I was following your blog! Haha! Nice pictures and congratulations! =)

Starling Man Sam said...

You know Chapess, you won't believe this, but I was TALLER than Peter at one point in time! That was when we were about 14, but after all he IS a Burns, and is now even taller than Nick. I must say, I feel pretty short, when I have to LOOK UP to talk to him =)!

Leah Mays said...

OH???? So you were at one point in your 18 years of life! Taller than Peter...hhaha! That's quite an accomplisment! Haha! Yes indeed he is a Burns...haha...Well...don't feel too short... ;) You're not as short as me...! haha! Very few people are! LOL!

-Chapess!

Starling Man Sam said...

Ha! I think (well..hope that is!) that I'm still growing, something like 1/4" a yr., but Iv'e still got about 2 inches to go till the 6 ft. mark!:) Yes, at least I don't think I know any girls my age that taller than me!

Leah Mays said...

Haha! Well, hmm....? There might be a few girls taller than you...but they aren't your age! *shrug* So doesn't count? ;P Haha...I don't mind being short...normally...just when people use my head as an arm rest when I'm standing next to them...UH! It does get annoying. ;)haha! ^_^

Starling Man Sam said...

Yes, there are some taller than me, but thankfully all older as well! Your head as an arm rest? That's rough ;)!

Leah Mays said...

LOL!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllll! It does become rather tiresome... ;) haha....but when I'm like half their height, they seem to find humor in resting their arm on my head... ^_^ Haha! *shrug*