On the fourth - we just stayed close to home - lit off some small fireworks in the driveway.
Saturday, we had a retail day - we went to Ragstock, a used/vintage clothing store chain that I used to LOVE in high school. Sammy's feeling the Ragstock love now. I was a little dismayed to see a sundress I picked up at Penney's a couple of years ago going for $3.00. Oh well. Sammy got a velvet shift dress for $3.oo and a light jacket with guitars on it. I got a Blondie Tote Bag, that is so fricking awesome.
I actually had noticed it a couple months ago, but thought that $15 was too much. When I went back, I saw it was on sale for 50% off! Score! Later we went to Cost Plus World Market, were I got a picnic basket I've been coveting for a while and also got a picnic kit that I thought was a good deal at $14.99, but was also 50% off. Score again!
Sammy Goes to Camp
Today, we got Sammy ready for her camp. She's staying all this week at a local university at a Science and Technology camp for girls. It's free! Everything is included: tuition, materials, room/board/snacks. It's limited to 40 girls a session. All girls have just completed 6th grade. Sammy was on the waiting list, and a girl dropped out so she was moved up.
We dropped her off in her dorm (not air conditioned - ouch) and got her set up. Then we went to the orientation meeting where they talked a little more about the program. They have a theme song they played for us: "Power Tools are a Girl's Best Friend."
Here's a little blurb on the camp:
- An opportunity for girls to learn more about what engineers do:
Outstanding instructors with extensive backgrounds in engineering, technology and science, teach the workshops
- A one-week introduction to the world of technology and engineering.
- A camping experience at the Campus of the University
- A hands-on experience with high-tech equipment and processes
Sammy's excited. I'm excited that she has this opportunity. I want her to know that she can do anything that she wants to do!