Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Fragments - when it rains, it pours!

Please visit Mrs. 4444 to join Friday Fragments.

***In case you haven't heard, it's been raining all week here in SoCal. And not just raining, but flooding, hail and even tornadoes! I wish it could be more balanced. And in two weeks, they'll be telling us we're still in a drought.

***One website profile of mine lists 5 current job titles. It looks like I'm going to be adding another. I'm going to be joining the Parent Action Committee they're forming at the girls' after-school program. Last night, the Program Director and I started brainstorming about activities for the parents and families, and I'm already excited!

***I have a whole post I need to do on how we spent our Tuesday, and I can't wait to share it with you! For now, let's just say it involves feeding the hungry, wienermobiles, and Kristin Chenoweth.

***Tonight, we have our PTA Movie Night fundraiser. Tomorrow, I'm going to see Nine the Musical with my dear friend, Nancy, and Sunday, I'm going to a spa. Yeah, my life does not suck right now.

***Last weekend, we had a family post-holiday party which was fun. My mom always includes games, and I won one of them, and was awarded a $25 Target gift card. Woo hoo!

***The girls and I were thrilled when Glee won Best Comedy/Musical at the Golden Globes! And Meryl Streep's speech made me cry. Nancy and I texted each other all during the awards, which was totally fun.

***Sylvia got another stupid homework assignment for vocabulary. Last night, she had to count how many times a letter appeared in each word. Thankfully, not as time-consuming, but still the mind boggles.

***Instead of just putting in the calendar invite to Nancy: Nine the Musical or something like that, I called it Afternoon Delight. I'm so easily amused.

***This LA Times article reported on a survey that found "Almost one-third of principals reported increased homelessness" in their LAUSD students. That same article stated that LAUSD is going to try passing a parcel tax to subsidize budget cuts. Yet, there was no mention of how an increased parcel tax might further increase homelessness and dislocation for LAUSD families.

***As I've been writing this, there have been emails flying with my fellow PTA parents about tonight's Movie Night and things we need. Right now, everyone's fantasizing about bringing beer and wine. Is it any wonder I adore these people?

***Oh, on the continuing saga of Riley's broken glasses, our fabulous George was able to repair one pair to get her through, but I did have to break down and order a new pair. But she hasn't had her appointment with the optometrist this year yet. Because even though it's a new year, our vision plan actually counts the months between visits. So if we find her prescription changes at the next appointment, then I get to pay for another pair. But really, who needs health care reform?

***George mentioned on our last visit that Riley's glasses are probably breaking more frequently because she's growing. As we were walking back to the car, Riley said, "I'm just clumsy." I reminded her what George said, and she said, "but I am clumsy!" It's my fault. You get that from me, kid.


Tara R. said...

Sylvia's homework assignment sounds more like something a kindergartener would do, not someone her age. Busy work...

What a great weekend you have planned. Enjoy!

Kori said...

You are actually lucky; most major medical doesn't have a vision plan at all, or not one that is affordable! Sounds like you are all set for the weekend, and next week, and the next month.....I don't know how you do it.

April said...

@Kori: Still, it becomes less affordable if I have to shell out $150 for new glasses next month! The plan only allows for one pair of glasses per year.

won said...

Your life is certainly sounding like that sometimes elusive balance is finding it's way to you.

Or is that you are finding your way toward it?

I don't know, but either way is commendable.

Florinda said...

I think we ARE still in a drought, because some of this rain will just run off. And I ended up outside in a hailstorm for a couple of minutes last night. NOT fun.

Can't wait to read about Tuesday! And it sounds like you have some great plans for the weekend :-).

Evansmom said...

I am visiting you from Mrs. 4444. I hate busy work for homework. My son had a teacher who used to have them write their spelling words backwards and every other letter upper and lower case and (my personal favorite NOT)write a sentence with a word that began with each letter in the word. His spelling list that week was 10 words like Everything and Something. Talk about long sentences. :(

Unknown said...

Love catching up with you and the girls happening through Friday Fragments!

Sorry to hear about your crazy weather. I haven't seen any coverage but I've read about it now in a couple of blogs; hope everyone is safe and sound down there in SoCal.

Have a great weekend <3

Cat said...

I was happy for Glee too!

That's some silly homework.