A good day.

May. 7th, 2008 05:05 pm
aisforamy: december 2011 (turtle)
Today has been pretty good! I was talking to [livejournal.com profile] lai_lore last night about getting a coupon for a new book I wanted, and lo, and behold! There was a coupon for Borders in my email this morning. I bought the newest Fablehaven book, and read the first chapter.

Then I went to the comic book store and found that they had saved me all but one of the Free Comic Day comic books, which is awesome!

Then I found some hair product I thought I had lost, along with a dollar in my bedroom! I went grocery shopping, then went to Goodwill where I found a ginormous bag of Lego bricks and mini figs for $7, which is a steal, considering everything that was in it! There was even a Lego pirate with a peg leg, hook hand and a parrot! Did I mention the Lego monkey? There was one! And a Lego alligator! I played Legos with my kids for about an hour after school. Also at Goodwill, I found a big Unicron action figure for Robert, since his broke a long time ago, and he's been lamenting that fact since.

Then, after Lego playing, I took the kids to the discount theater and we saw The Spiderwick Chronicles. Then I folded five loads of laundry and put another in the dryer, and another in the washer. Only several more to go!

Tomorrow, Jared is in a play, which I have to miss to attend my sister's graduation from ASU - she earned her Masters in Social Work in just a year, and was offered a job with the Hospice she interned at for a very good salary. I am very proud of her! We will have dinner afterward to celebrate.

Friday, I have Art Masterpiece with the kids...possibly the last one of the year. That evening, I am hosting a Stampin' Up! party at the school, because my house is to small for it. I need to buy snacks for that, and remember to pick up the demonstrator--she's blind, so she can't get there on her own. I will have to remember to clean out the back seat for her dog.

Saturday, I need to go to [livejournal.com profile] lai_lore's apartment to help dismantle a bad and take it to Goodwill to donate, since it's taking up too much room. I also need to go to my niece's track meet on Saturday, since she made the State team. I am not sure which even she is participating it...hammer throw or shot put, but our family is going to go and cheer for her.

Sunday is Mother's Day, and so I am going to drive up to Strawberry with my sister and a niece or two, to visit my parent's graves and probably have a picnic while we're up in the mountains. It is a beautiful place, and a nice time of year to be there.

Anyway, that is the rest of my week in a nutshell. I needed to get it written down so I don't forget anything. But for now, I need to go and cook dinner and stuff.

Hope everyone is doing well! Check out my previous journal entry for some free music downloads. The links will still be good for another four or five days, I think. Enjoy!
aisforamy: december 2011 (beaker is watching you)
I don't care what the calender says--when it is close to 100F outside, it is summer. I know it's summer, because the fatigue is already kicking in, as happens to me when the temperatures go up. In the winter, I often take a diet pill in the late morning to keep me going and awake, and STILL need a nap in the afternoon. In the summer, I can take TWO diet pills, and still need a nap an hour later. Anyway--if I am seeming flaky or lazy, it's probably just the TIRED taking over.

Stupid Multiple Sclerosis.

For those of you who play at Chaos Cube: Insane Journal is down, and may be down for a day or two more. Some idiot at their server hosting company deleted their servers or something. Being the most technically challenged person in the known universe, that is about as well as I can explain it. Yes, it should be back up ASAP, and our game should be able to continue on as before with no problems. ETA: Apparently someone is working feverishly, because they think it could be up within the hour!

My kitchen is a mess right now, and I will be devoting a portion of my day to scrubbing it down, hopefully. The pantry is all out of order and stuff, and I have the urge to empty it out and reorganize so I can FIND stuff. I also have several loads of laundry to do, as usual, and one of the ladies from church to visit. I am supposed to visit three a month, and forgot on Monday to visit the one, so my partner went alone. I've got one today and one tomorrow. We are only supposed to stay for about twenty minutes per person, but my partner tends to stay at each one for at least an hour, no matter how I try to hurry things along. I wouldn't mind so much, be she sets the appointments for right in the middle of the day, and it kind of throws the rest of my day off.

Also, while I am bitching about stuff: WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH WATERMELONS THIS YEAR??? I have bought several, and I know it is early in the season, but they have all been awful! The seedless ones have seeds, and the fruit has been really bland. I am disappointed.

That is all I can think of to complain about today. Have a fun link, for putting up with me:

also: http://www.rofl.to/amazing-hamster-storing-food
aisforamy: december 2011 (candle)
Well, the public hearing is over, and we had really good attendance. They had to use the cafeteria for the overflow...and that has never happened before for a Board Meeting. I got up and spoke, as did a dozen or so others, and gave the board something to think about. I think we made a good impression, and have a very real chance of keeping our school open.

I got interviewed by News Channel 3, but I don't think they ever aired it, and I got interviewed by KTAR talk radio, though I never heard whether that aired either. Doesn't matter, since I never wanted to be on camera, and I hate the sound of my voice. I WAS on channel 99, which is the Mesa Public Schools channel here. Woo! I am famous! Not.

Now, it is on to getting Carnival done, and that is going well. I sent out several flyers today with students. I think the teachers are going to start hating me, for all of the stuff I have been sending out lately, but a lot of it has to do with saving their jobs, so I don't think they can mind that much. It appears that I am going to be PTO President next year by default, because you have to serve on the Board for one year before you can be president, and no one on the Board wants the job. I don't mind. I love being involved at my kids' school.

Today, I ran into the special ed preschool class hunting for their classroom teddy bears. It was SO ADORABLE!! The teachers were leading them around, asking everyone if they had seen their teddies. It was some sort of activity, so I don't know where they actually hid them.

Speaking of Special Ed...this is the coolest thing EVER: http://www.flaghouse.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=31248
How cool is that? I am going to have to see if we can find sponsors next year to equip our Special Needs Program with some interactive stuff and playground tools.

Today, I have a PTO meeting after school, and tonight I will be refreshing my memory on the life Georges Rouault for tomorrow's Art Masterpiece presentation. I hope to RP a little tonight, but I will have to wait and see how that goes.

I also have to run very soon to return a book to the library, and figure out what the heck I am going to make for dinner tonight. I'm thinking spaghetti sounds good.

OH!!! Also, your prayer and good vibes would be appreciated for the grandson of our Media Specialist at the kids' school. He was born with a lot of health problems, and today they finally got the liver for the transplant he desperately needs. The surgery is probably already under way, and the family needs all the support and prayers they can get! Also, a prayer for the family that donated the liver, as well...I am sure they are dealing with no small amount of grief and hardship, too.

I hope everyone has a great day!

Today I...

Mar. 11th, 2008 12:00 pm
aisforamy: december 2011 (stop volunteering)
Things I have done so far today:

Stood in front of the school with a large poster/sign reminding the parents dropping off their kids about the Public Hearing of the School Board tonight.

Made two posters/signs to stand in front of the school with on Wednesday and Friday respectively reminding people of the PTO meeting and that Jamba Juice is going to be coming to sell smoothies on Friday as a fund raiser.

Went to Walgreens to get my prescription and buy more poster board,

Smiled pleasantly even though I was Not Pleased.

Took meds.

Went back to the school and made two large posters/signs for people to hold tonight at aforementioned Public Hearing of the School Board.

Met President of the School Board and Arizona Senator Rich Crandall.

Smiled pleasantly even though I was Not Pleased.

Made two MORE large posters/signs for people to hold tonight at aforementioned Public Hearing of the School Board.

Came home and checked my flist, and printed out online petition to present to the School Board tonight, protesting the closure of the school.

Later, I plan to:

Get gas in my truck.

Hold up sign again to remind people picking their kids up to come to the Public Hearing tonight.

Pick up kids from school.

Supervise kids' homework, make dinner, possibly nap.

Go to Public Hearing and encourage others to be rowdy and possibly chant before the Board Members arrive, so they can hear us before they even enter the room.

Come home and crash.

It's an exciting life I lead, isn't it?

Your reward for reading all of this: An addicting game! http://flasssh.com/blocky2/
aisforamy: december 2011 (flammable zombies)
I really haven't been updating much, other than silly memes or links. I have been busy now that the school year has started (I think I said this before), and will probably BE busy for the foreseeable future.

Today, I went to the school and sent out two separate flyers to parents about an upcoming PTO meeting and a Pizza Hut fund raising night, when we encourage everyone to clog their arteries in the name of better educational tools. I also went and visited one of the ladies from church I was supposed to, and mailed a shipment of cell phones to the recycling place for a fund raiser from last year. I set up four more fund raising events with restaurants for the next couple of months, as we try to have two per month...one pizza, and one actual go-to-a-place-and-sit-down with a waitress and stuff kind of place. It's served us well in the past.

Tonight was Curriculum Night at the school, where parents came without their children to see the classrooms, and to get a good idea of what their children would be learning. It was nice to get the info and meet the teachers and stuff, even though I already know most of them. I signed up two new families for the PTO, and sold a couple of t-shirts, so that was nice, too!

Tomorrow is another insanely busy day, where I am going to go visit a woman from church, pick up Lai and do some running around, pick up the kids, take the turtle to the vet, hang out at home for a bit with Lai and maybe watch a movie, and at some point, go grocery shopping. Also? My tweezers have gone mysteriously missing, and I need to get another pair.

Robert also has his first cello lesson tomorrow, and he's really excited about it. The cello was delivered yesterday, and he just sat and admired it for a while. I hope he takes to it, because sometimes I worry that the poor boy takes after my father, who was tone deaf.

I also have about a bazillion loads of laundry to catch up on, but that is nothing new.

Not getting enough sleep, but have been having a great time with my RP, both at Milliways and at my new game over on GJ. PSSSST--why haven't you all joined yet? It's awesome!

And tonight me and Lai did the happydance, because I figured out how to put tags in the sidebar at the new game's main page, and Lai figured out how to make them show up in indiviual posts. Now all we have to do is find out why we can't edit entries at all, and we will be GOLDEN.

Other than that, life continues apace...things are good, if a little hectic. Hope everyone out there is doing well!

Link of the day: http://algebraoflife.blogspot.com/2007/02/unlocks-your-car-using-tennis-ball.html

I don't know if this really works, but if it does? Sweeeet.
aisforamy: december 2011 (Default)
Well, I got about an hour an a half of sleep last night...and it wasn't enough. Ever have a headache so bad that you felt sick from it, and couldn't even sleep to escape that pain? Yeah. it's like that.

So far, have gotten 42 RSVPs for our Harry Potter party on the 16th. Anyone on my flist that is going to be in AZ then is welcome to come. Prizes, food, games...all catered at an Irish Pub in their party room. It should be awesome!

I have plans today to make sugar skulls, green suckers that look like the dark mark, and assorted other hard candies...if I am not asleep.

When hubby gets home from work, I shall brave the extreme heat and go stand in line for the midnight showing of the Harry Potter movie. Should I be a total geek and wear my cloak and hat?

I also need to brave Wal Mart today...though I am having trouble remembering why. It seemed vitally important to me to go there when I thought of it at two this morning. I'm sure I'll remember sooner or later.

Take care, all!
aisforamy: december 2011 (last supper)
So! I remembered (barely) that my kids had a dental appointment today, and dropped what I was doing at he school to take them out of class and run them to their check ups. No cavities! Woot!

I had a lot to do today, and got a good portion of it done. The parents came through on the donations we asked for, for the most part, and we have enough candy for about ten carnivals. Lord knows what we are going to do with it all, but we’ll find something. I am still getting volunteers sorted out, but I think we will be all right (knock wood). We won’t have as many games as we could have, but that’s life. Without the people to run them, we can’t put them up.

Tomorrow, I have to finish getting the raffle prizes ready, make sure there is a classroom available to hold the Bingo games in, and pray that there will not be rain. Plus a few dozen other little things I am sure I have not thought of, yet. I will certainly be busy.

I have Art Masterpiece presentations to make tomorrow to the third graders, as well, which will eat up some of my time…and tonight I have to learn about a new artist and piece of art for that…after supervising kids’ homework, cooking dinner and taking Sadie to her training class.

So: Not so much with the RP. Sorry to all those I normally thread with, and those I would love to but don’t have time for at the moment. Hopefully after this weekend, I will be a lot more free.

One or two things that happened today: Rain. The sky gave one HUGE boom of thunder just as the kids were lining up to go inside this morning, and all the kids scattered to their classes in a hurry with a lot of screaming and noise. Then at a quarter after two, it decided to do this again; this accompanied by lightning and torrential downpours just in time for the kids to panic and freak out at dismissal time.

While I was working in the conference room in the office today, a little boy (second grade) was brought in by his teacher, because he’s been disruptive all day, then hit several children with is backpack, kicked a girl, and knocked a table over onto her. He was suspended from school, but the parents would not come and get him. The office had to keep him until the daycare bus came to take him to daycare. This makes be SO mad. Also, apparently the kid has severe ADHD, and the parents keep him heavily medicated. I think they need to reconsider his medication levels, or something. I dunno—but when you use school and daycare that heavily, either you’re a lazy parent, or you have a seriously sucky job that won’t allow you to address discipline problems hen they arise at your kids’ school. Either way, it’s a problem.

All right, enough of my ranting and whining. I need to get some things done around here, and if I sit here too long, I will fall asleep.

OH! One last thing. My husband's quad, that was stolen in November? They found it. It is wrecked all to hell. I know it's not very nice of me to say this, but I hope whoever was riding it (if they knew it was stolen) was hurt in the wreck that caused the damage. They charged my husband $56 to get the thing out of storage before they told him that it was wrecked, too, the jerks.
aisforamy: december 2011 (Crowley resolution)
Today’s to-do list:
(no necessarily in this order)

1. Clean, sweep, mop kitchen
2. Make kids’ breakfasts, lunches/take them to school
3. Go to grocery store
4. Vacuum
5. Find PTO Tax ID number (e-mail Tammy for it)
6. Call Susan Bright for Boxtops and Labels for Education info
7. Ask Nancy to coordinate committee for BTFE and CLFE
8. Call Jeepers about fliers for fundraising day Not open on Mondays. :(
9. Call Pizza Hut about fliers for fundraising day
10. Call Scouts about scheduling a Fundraising Night
11. Ask Sharon about Art Masterpiece training enrollment
12. Call Michaels to sign up boys for the Super Hero party
13. Start stamping out images for Christmas cards
14. Go to bank
15. Go to propane station
16. Return tEotW audiobook to library
17. Move spaghetti sauce donations to PTO closet
18. Pick up kids
19. Well-earned computer time!
20. Supervise homework, order dinner (as promised to Robert)
21. See number 19,
22. Do another Molly/Cain OOM
23. Put Mallory in at Fandom Hotel
24. (hopefully) put Mercy in at Forsythe Hotel
25. Work on an entrance for Rapunzel at Fandom Hotel
26. Sleeeeeeeeeeeeep, for tomorrow is a busy day.


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