aisforamy: december 2011 (stop volunteering)
Today went by FAST!

Firstly, even though he died more than ten years ago, I have to say Happy Birthday, Daddy! he would have been seventy-four today. Wow! I hope he's having a great party with my mom!

I spent the day at the school (what else is new?), counting out the money from the carnival, and getting it ready to be deposited. I am still not sure how much we made, but I am thinking it's somewhere close to what we made last year, so I am satisfied. After that, I called the raffle winners that hadn't already picked up their prizes, and gave them the good news about their prizes. I then spent a couple of hours shredding all of the raffle tickets, and all of the strips of tickets so that the kids don't dig them out of the dumpsters and try to use them again, next year. I over heated the shredder three times, and had to take breaks from that. I will finish that, tomorrow.

While I was doing said shredding, I overheard (because I was blatantly listening in) the principal's secretary asking one of the aides if they wanted to go to crossing guard training. butted in (as is my wont) and said I would be willing to take the training, and volunteer when the regulars couldn't be there. This led to the principal offering me a job next year--only a few hours a week--to do substitute aide work. Of course, this hinges on the school remaining open next year, but it's encouraging that he felt able to offer. He wouldn't, if he didn't have a good amount of confidence in the situation.

At any rate, that is what is going on with me, right now. I still have a mountain of laundry and tons of housework, but I am slowly whittling it down. Hope everyone else is doing well!

**Squishes you all**
aisforamy: december 2011 (gargoyle thinking)
I know that I have not been around of late, but school carnival stuff is kicking my butt. The event is tomorrow, and I still have a billion and one things to do. GAH!

Anyway, I think I at least have most of the volunteers I need--it was a real worry that I wouldn't, and would have to cut out a few of the games and put "CLOSED" signs on some of the other attractions because there was no one to run them. I finally just asked the 6th grade teachers to recruit some of the students, so hopefully they will show up when they are supposed to.

I will try to pick up any dropped tags on Sunday, if I am not too wiped out.

Anything important, link me, please!

My life

Feb. 20th, 2008 08:05 pm
aisforamy: december 2011 (Right now:)
I spent yesterday pounding the pavement and going from business to business trying to charm people out of free stuff for our school carnival raffle. Met some very nice people who promised to see what they can do. I was gratified to find three free sessions in a batting cage, three free rounds of mini golf, and three $15 gift cards for a local BBQ restaurant! So far we have some really nice raffle prizes, but not nearly as many as last year. Things have been tight all over with the economy.

Last night was the first public hearing about saving the elementary school my kids go to from closing. I think it went really well, and that we brought up some issues that the panel had not considered. We had some very articulate and passionate people speak, and only two complete nut jobs that (while entertaining) did not really help our cause. The main thing we have going for us is that we have close to 140 special needs kids attending our school, and moving them all to a new facility would be extremely costly and traumatic for the kids. The two other schools they want to divide the kids into are ill suited to providing the excellent Special Education classes that our school provides. One of the schools has NO Special Ed program at all, and many staircases it would be impossible for some of the kids to navigate; the other school has a single autism class that was only implemented this past year.

Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Today I spent copying and sending our fliers for neighborhood distribution about the remaining hearings, and about the PTO meeting tomorrow after school. Then I took my doggie to the vet and learned that she probably will need hip replacement in the future to the tune of $6000.00 to $12000 dollars - that we cannot afford, and that my husband will not pay. In the meantime we keep her comfortable and on pain meds and canine glucosamine.

I went to the comic store for the first time in two weeks and got Ultimate X-men, X-Force #1 and the most recent X-Factor. I must say that I used to love Ultimate X-men, but am not really enjoying it as much anymore, as it is getting too angst. X-Force looks promising, if incredibly violent (not always a bad thing); I can’t say for certain if I will continue to buy the title, but for now it’s on my pull list at the comic store. X-Factor used to be one of my least favorite titles WAY back before I took a ten year hiatus from comics, I am really enjoying it now. I LOVE Layla Miller--She knows stuff.

Other than that? Life continues much the same as it always does. Not enough hours in the day, not enough sleep, not enough desire to do laundry and clean the house., and not enough money to hire a maid.

I always feel like everyone else on my flist leads a much more interesting life than I do.


aisforamy: december 2011 (d'oh Alice)
Long time, no report! Life has been crazy busy for me, as this time of year is wont to be. I am currently working on coordinating the annual school carnival, which is not as stressful as last year was, because this year, I have some idea of what I am doing.

Also, this weekend we learned that a proposal has been put forward to close my kids’ school, and ship all of the kids to surrounding schools as part of a budget cut type of thing. Needless to say, we believe this is a terrible idea, and we will be fighting it. That being said, as PTO president, I am being called upon to lead the charge and be the main spokesperson for the parents at the school. We already have a lot of parents foaming at the mouth and one parent has already involved the local newspapers.

I have called an emergency meeting next Wednesday night, so that when we attend the school board meetings, we don’t look like a bunch of incoherent, hysterical whack jobs. This means I have a bit of research to do, and probably petitions to get signed and neighborhoods to inform and canvass.

Did I mention that I am fighting off a cold? One of my friends had all of her kids come down with Scarlet Fever this week, too--so now I am paranoid that we are going to have an outbreak of that traveling around school. It is treatable, and everything, but UGH>

Yeah, today is the mother of all Mondays.

In other news, my poor doggie has been limping a bit, and I think her right hip is giving her trouble. This will mean an expensive vet bill, I am sure, but I don’t want her to suffer, if she doesn’t have to. I almost bought her some doggie aspirin the other day, but I will wait and hear what the vet has to say, first. I did buy her a new bed; we found one at Petsmart that she likes. I put it on the ground at the store and asked her, “Do you like it?” and she immediately sprawled on it happily.

Other little things have been taking up my time, as well, and not leaving a lot of extra for the things I want to do, like RP, and stuff I DON’T want to do, like housework. It is becoming one of those, “Bite the bullet and get it done not matter how your body feels” types of weeks, already.

Anyway, I hope to be able to do some RP this week, though slow times will be in effect, without a doubt.

So--how is everyone else?
aisforamy: december 2011 (*hugs*)
Time flies when you're having fun? Jeeze, time has been getting away from me lately. I have been extremely busy, and still don't feel like I am getting much done. Real life has been kicking my butt and demanding a lot of attention, so I apologize to anyone who has been looking for me online and not found me. I am not dead (yet)!

In the past week I have been especially busy because I have started planning for the school carnival, had a PTO meeting to put together and run, a bathroom to finish painting, and house to get cleaned up. I swear I turn my back for a few minutes, and the place is a mess again!

My husband has been out of town all week at a convention in Vegas, and is coming home tomorrow. While he was gone I bought a handful of new picture frames and prints and changed things around slightly in the house. I have to do it while he is gone, or I get smart assed remarks about how I hand stuff crookedly and whatnot.

I have gotten little to no RP done, and am hoping to get my pups into various places very soon for some actual play, since I've really kind of missed it. I don't think that will happen tonight, since I want the house to look nice when my husband gets home tomorrow night, but hopefully over the weekend. Anyone interested in playing with any of my pups at any time, all you have to do is give me a nudge. It will probably end up in slowtime, but I will play with just about anyone whenever I can.

I don't have much to say about Heath Ledger and Brad Renfro's premature deaths that hasn't already been said. It's sad and pointless seeming, and I am sure they will be missed.

I have been trying to watch season one of Heroes while I have been working on housework, but it has not been easy. I seem to have a curse on me regarding this show. I tried watching the pilot several times over the last few months, and something always intervened, and made me unable to watch it. Finally [ profile] lai_lore bought it on sale, and lent it to me (still in shrinkwrap, even!) so I could finally watch it without broken links, stalled downloads or anything else causing problems. Then, when I put the first disk in my DVD player? The player broke. I am not even kidding. I finally got it to play on my son's laptop (I wasn't going to risk putting it in mine!), and the other disks have worked fine in my other player.

I am liking the show, watching it all at once like this, but I think I probably would have become frustrated with it and stopped watching it if I had been following it on television weekly. There are too many characters and mini plots within plots to keep track of for my brain to remember them all from week to week. I'm a woman who forgot her PIN number on her bankcard for over a week, and didn't figure out she was using a code from over a year ago. Week to week would be too hard for me to remember.

Anyway, I have not meant to be so completely out of touch with everyone, and I have not been ignoring anyone, not am I mad or unhappy with anyone at the moment...just one busy lady!

**hugs to you all** I miss you!!

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