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  1. So, the incentive field trip requires a pga of 252 per council which I interpreted as each girl needs to sell at least 252 for rhe girls to get the trip and those that sell over kind of make up for that. Am I understanding PGA correctly? In other words is it better for the troop for that particular group incentive if we sell that 252 per girl or does it not matter.
  2. One of the options I was considering this year was minimal participation like we do with the nuts and candy sales. A few boxes to a few people, no door-to-door effort, and a booth so they get the badge. I wouldn’t want to hurt pga, though, and i wouldn’t want the troops not to get the field trip award that’s based on a minimum pga.
  3. From what our council says, some percentage of the cost of the cookies goes to incentives. We can either choose the incentives or we can donate the equivalent money to charity. One of the charity options is the council’s camper scholarship fund.
  4. There are further incentives. It didn’t knock dd down a level. The next incentive level is 804 so even being short those 60 boxes leaves her at the 600-803 incentive level. I have a feeling she did it previous years with booths. Last year the girls were at a two person booth with my two girls the only ones at it so we were the only ones to split the cookies with and since we had checked the cookies out as a family and run it, I split the sales between the two. Door to door, it’s just easier to maintain one cart of cookies and one pot of money. I don’t track who sold what on a do
  5. We're heading into Girl Scout cookie season which means my "huh, that's odd" thought from the award ceremony this fall has come up again. I'm trying to get a feel for how unreasonable my feelings are on the issue and since none of you have bought cookies from my girls you're an uninterested third party. I have two kids in GS. For council, 600 boxes is considered a "top seller" and when you reach that level, you go to an awards banquet where your scout goes across the stage to receive recognition for the number of cookies they sold. This is where the "huh, that's interesting" part comes in
  6. Yesterday was an interval workout. Today was the first post 5k race workout with the kids. There was some grumbling beforehand, but I told them I wasn’t interested in grumbling. I was leavng at x time and anyone who wanted to run could join me and anyone who didn’t could stay home and either choice was fine. Grumbling ceased and the run was fun. There was also this big yellow ball in the sky that’s been absent quite a bit lately. It was a mystery. ? Non-guaranteed entry for the Chicago Marathon opened today so I put my name in for the lottery. December 11th they’ll let non-guaranteed entr
  7. Halloween is one of those holidays that holds little appeal indulgence wise for me, probably because most chocolate is not vegan and the vegan candies do not appeal to me. Maybe also because if I were going to bake, I would need to be home. And we all know soccer season means being home with that kind of free time is an illusion. ? @soror - feeling icky is no fun! Sometimes that helps me mentally shift the framework because then I can more easily avoid it to prevent feeling icky. While dh and the kids did the soccer thing, I went with but got my run in on the bike path because that sounde
  8. @Kim in Appalachia - Awe! That stinks! Hope the hip feels better soon! @soror - glad to hear th change in med timing helped and you’re feeling better! Speed play run today and a flu shot. Drove the kids all over town. Your average Wednesday.
  9. I’m sure it’s partially that, but it’s also things like chip timing (not free), road closures and police/EMS (not free), permits (not free), etc. If free is the desire, then maybe instead a sponsored training run would be an option? I can only speak about my area in the US, but about 30 minutes or so away there’s a local running store that often holds runs like that. It’s not exactly a race, but it’s got the group aspect of a race. Or a local running group that gets together to run? The later probably requires a certain pace. Sponsored training runs may be more pace inclusvie, but that’s
  10. @soror - It sounds like you’re chugging along! Can you set a reminder/recurring alarm for the meds so itks automated and someone/something else does the remembering? Re:5ks, there are some really unique ones out there - especially holiday themed ones. I often check the listings over at runningintheusa.com. I think you're in the US. If not, ignore that. ? Won’t help. If you are, though, you can filter by state, distance, and month.
  11. @FairProspects - Sorry about the knee! Congrats on the weight loss. That’s fantastic! Friday I went out for my first solo run since the marathon. Felt wonderful. We ran our race yesterday. Ds ran by himself and surprised himself with his speed. He’s got bigger plans for running now. Dh figures he takes after me. He’s probably right, lol. My middle child did fantastic. Not as fast as she had hoped, but still amazing. My youngest initially was upset with me when I told her I didn’t think I could keep up with a 9:00/mile. She insisted that’s what she was going to run so I promised I’d try my
  12. https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-recover-deleted-icloud-data/ I’m fairly certain it defaults in Pages to storing the files on the cloud. If so, the above link should help. Otherwise, open the files app and navigate to browse. Under locations you should see “recently deleted files.” It should all be there.
  13. Last C25k run with the kids before their race on Saturday. The three kids all have wildly varying paces so dh ran with the slowest and Zi ran with the mid pace kid - she was tough to keep up with. If she can make the whole 5k at that pace I’d probably wrangle a PR. Not sure that she can. They’ve all done so well and ai can’t believe 10 weeks have passed!
  14. I’ve been subscribed for three years and I don’t remember any pot articles. They’ve also gotten a new editor recently and changed up the format quite a bit. A lot of the long term columns are gone or changed. I’m less than enthused about the recent changes. I’m with @Jean in Newcastle, it’s not so much that you disagree with RW for your 12-year-old and more that you expanded that to all 12-year-olds with a blanket statement. Lots of different ways of parenting here.
  15. My baby is 8. My oldest can babysit. I have things I love to do that would be way harder with a baby. Other people have babies I can visit and babysit and send home. Like @prairiewindmomma said above, it is fabulous.
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