Obviously, blogging took a backseat to the various other activities that filled my days over the past week. So, I’m still here, albeit suffering from a bit of bloggers block, but still here. Since I’ve posted I managed to
- Host a slumber/birthday party for DD2 which involved pedicures, pizza, present, and…cake. pastries would have worked better, alliteratively, but at any rate a good time appeared to be had by all.
- Avoid accompanying my children to the mall during our state’s tax-free weekend. My mother-in-law, to whom I will be forever grateful, took both girls out to brave the crowds and find some school clothes bargains. The girls took their brother (and my credit card) on Monday and filled out his jeans and t-shirt wardrobe a bit.
- Complete continuing enrollment and schedule pickup paperwork times three. DD2 and Soccer Boy’s enrollment days had the added benefit of temperatures over 103 degrees. There’s nothing like trekking back and forth between buildings, especially with addition of school supplies and other accoutrements for good measure. It was also so hot today that we blew a breaker in the gym, causing the lights and air conditioning to go out for about fifteen minutes in the middle of the process.
- Do my paid job in the midst of all these personal back-to-school commitments. New teacher training? Check. Back to School All Employee Convocation? Check. Finalizing budgets and plans for 2010-11? Check.
- Finish two books and enjoyed them both. Take a look at The Goddess of Fried Okra (a free Kindle download by Jean Brashear) and The Red Queen (the latest Phillipa Gregory historical fiction endeavor).
- Drive a couple of hours each way with Adventure Guy to watch his latest adventurous undertaking–taking a ride in a stunt plane, courtesy of a birthday gift from his dad
- Catch up on my DVR shows. Current favorites include the new Pillars of the Earth series as well as Entourage and my really guilty pleasures True Blood and Secret Life of the American Teenager.
- Attend the latest planning meeting for DD1’s Chinese Exchange program. Our students arrive in less than a month!
But, other than that, I haven’t had much going on!