Photo a Day Challenge: June 17 – Organizatin

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Take one look in my work bag or backseat of my car, and you’ll learn fast: Organizatin isn’t my strong suit.

I am, however, a problem solver. Today’s organizatin photo features froyo from the RV food court. I’d encountered a problem on my previous cup: Toppings that stayed at the top. As first-world as this sounds, it needed a solution. A dose of organizatin.

I found one, with careful planning.

I led with a swirled base of strawberry-vanilla froyo, but just a layer. I followed with scoops of Snickers and Butterfinger crumble, and topped that with a couple more swirls of froyo. I stopped to add M&Ms and Reeses’, then buried that below more strawberry/vanilla.

Lastly, I went all out with sprinkles, M&Ms, and more toppings.

The result: A surprise in every scoop. I found conglomerations of Snickers and Butterfinger (or was that Reeses’?) bound together amid the frozen layers of froyo. Every bite had a chance for toppings, even those not on top.

Speaking of not staying on top …

Influenza has chosen my body as a host right now. As I destroy G2s and devour Ritz crackers, I’ve not been as good a blogger as healthy me would be. Feverish, I’m lousy with the publish button. So I’m extending the month.

For the challenge, anyway.

I have lots to shoot and tell. Including how I incorporated pink into a one-day 3v3 soccer tournament with Grace and Marie. And a rare snapshot of sisterly love and affection for family day.

Rather than rush, I’ll take my time.

lego1I also want to tell you about a cool event Grace and a friend will compete in the LEGO Ninjago Obstacle Course next weekend in Pineville. It’s going to be a blast, and there’s still time to put together your team and compete, too.

Here are highlights:

  • Large Scale LEGO Models of Master Wu and Lloyd standing at 80” and 62” tall
  • Four challenge arenas – Fire, Lightning, Energy and Earth
  • Eight physical and mental challenges for teams to show off their physical and mental “ninja” skills – including mazes, puzzles and a building exercise
  • One All-Inclusive trip to LEGOLAND California Resort to be awarded to the highest scoring team where they will compete in a Finale and a chance to win the Quest2NINJAGO championship – including an ultimate NINJAGO prize pack

Plus, everyone who comments on this blog and tells if their kids would try one of these challenges will be entered in a contest to win a Ninjago LEGO set! Just mention in comments how you think your kid would do in the challenge.

I’ll select a winner at random, and announce the winner right here, next week, with an update on Team Grace. Be sure to enter at:

[Check out the photo challenge we’re taking, here.]


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  1. Yvonne says:

    I hope those viruses wander off to make someone else miserable. (But not your family.)

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks Yvonne – I’m off my back today, so I hope on my feet is the next step. (The family is quite resilient, it appears.)

  2. Lyn says:

    I could do with some ice cream right now. Maybe with some Tootsie rolls sticking up out of it. Oh, and some chocolate fudge sauce of course 😀
    Good luck to Grace and her friend.

  3. Kisma says:

    Organization can be over rated in areas while highly recommended in the preparation of a yummy dessert.

    I hope your feeling better.
    Sounds like a fun challenge!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I found the rewards particularly sweet, Tiff. I’m a step better than Sunday and two better than Sunday.

  4. Holly says:

    Um, yeah, sure, my kid would be willing to do those obstacles. Me too, but sadly we are both too old for such fun shenanigans according to the website or I would be making a roadtrip :-/

    Hope you feel better soon!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I’d do it too, Holly. There are other spots around the nation, too. But yeah, you, me and your kid, we’ve all aged out. Grace will carry the torch for us.

  5. Nix says:

    I like to think that even in chaos, there’s a vague form of organization, just maybe not one we’re wired to recognize.
    Sending get better vibes your way and hoping you feel yourself again soon! 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I really dig that analysis, Nix. Makes my chaos seem destined, at least. A little better every day. Isn’t that all any of us can ask for?

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