Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Day

Today was a day. A good day, but with enough stuff to fill a week. I had run last night, so I didn't need to do it this morning. That allowed me to go to work early and try to get some stuff done. I got a new computer over the summer, and I keep finding out that the programs I need have disappeared and I don't have the installation discs anymore. So that was the morning. It was a review day before tomorrows test in chemistry, so that part was easy. The broadcast class at school runs announcements and they wanted to do a segment on the new forensic science class. I prepped one of my classes yesterday and told them to pick something that would look cool and do some sort of lab or demo on it. They went crazy with it. They were looking up recipes for fake blood, making up dental molds, doing spot tests for drugs, explaining the markings on spent ammunition -- all with no input from me. I just sat back and pointed them in the right direction if they asked. I can't wait to see the segment. The teacher who runs the class seemed to have an idea in mind, because he came prepared with crime scene tape and then staged the kids very deliberately. The other forensics class was taking visible prints and one of the students who is in the yearbook class wanted to take pictures. I spent the day wishing I had done my hair this morning. So that took me to lunch. I had volunteered to help out with the academic team because I have run a group in the past. That meeting used up lunch. After that I spent an hour trying to get my *&%$# web site for school up and working. I won't go into the details, but I consider myself fairly literate in technology, and it was too complicated for me to do. Rushing home, I had half an hour to do e-mail and phone calls trying to set up the girl scout troops for the new year. I have a new kindergarten daisy leader, and suckered talked the first grade leader into taking four new girls. I'm still working on setting up two new troops for the second and third graders because we have so many girls on the waiting list. I was unsuccessful at talking the 5th grade leader into anything, so that is a problem for another day. By then the school bus was ready to arrive, so I went to meet it, which is required for kindergateners. I got the best hug from Sydney coming off the bus, and she told me all about the handsome boy in PE. She doesn't know his name, just that he has handsome hair and eyes. Then followed homework and an early dinner. Our neighbor came to stay with the kids because it was parent night at school tonight. They have two sessions, but we have three kids, so reinforcements were needed. Kurt did one session and came home to relieve the neighbor, and I did two before heading to the girl scout leader meeting to try to talk more leaders into taking more girls. I picked up a teddy bear to decorate to a charity auction, and the packets for fall sales, which is magazines and candy. I got a candy bar on the way home to call dinner, and now I am in my jammies ready to enter grades in because they are due tomorrow. All good stuff, but it would be even better spread out over 13 days instead of 13 hours.
Speaking of good stuff -- I won Amy's 100th post giveaway. I won! I was doing a little happy dance when I got that e-mail. Amy is my quilting twin, and I think I must have been sisters in a previous life. I'm serious. Go look at her blog and you will see the similarities.


Quilt Pixie said...

ahhh advance payment for the long weekend reuired of you too huh? :-)

Julie said...

Let's just say that I came home from work today (school) and collapsed in the living room. I woke up 3 hours later! The beginning of school is exhausting.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

OMGoodness Dear! I'm E-X-A-U-S-T-E-D reading your post!!!! Were you sleeping before your head hit the pillow last night??? Reading all of that makes we wonder if I'm really looking forward to the new school year beginning on Tuesday.

Well, hopefully you'll be able to kick back a bit this weekend and quilt some "piece"-n-quiet :0) I'm assuming you're doing Bonnie's OTR mystery ?? :0)