Friday, March 23, 2012
1.) I have learned even in the country, I am not safe from people knocking on my door soliciting their religion. I've considered putting a sign in the yard that says "Not interested in converting." I also thought of just blatantly posting a sign stating that an agnostic/atheist lives here but I figured if some local farmer's cow gets found slaughtered in the pasture they'll be knocking on our door first. Stupid bible belt!
Since my husband and I are planning this all in different time zones, I have devised a power point complete with a time line to keep him up to date. I'm sure many people think that is anal as all hell but I just like thinks to flow. When they don't, I get anxious and then I feel like I'm all irritated and ruining everyone's fun. So you see? This is all for the best. You don't want to see me on CNN as the lady who tossed her children AND husband over the side of the canyon, do you? DO YOU???
My husband, being ex-military and still working with the government, loves that I plan everything out. He's accustomed to frequent power points. We always do this for big events and/or adventures...and by "we" I mean "me". His contribution to this...he wants me to locate "Holiday Road" on i-tunes so we can listen to that along the trip because every family vacation should be jammed to in style just like the Griswold's. Maybe I should also try to rent the Wagon Queen Family Truckster for that authentic Griswold feel.
3.) This school year I have been co-leading my daughter's Girl Scout troop. I LOVE working with the girls more than I thought I would. Dealing with the parents? Not so much. It seems like no matter how many different ways you put out the information (a paper copy in their hand, a text message, an email, posted to the troop's Facebook page) someone is going to say "Nobody told me about that...I didn't know." I swear it is enough to beat my head against a wall.
We recently finished cookie sales. THANK GOODNESS! Our troop sold 6500 boxes. My daughter's share of that was 765 boxes and, man, did she hustle.
5.) Lately, I've been wondering if I am going to have to use the safe room for it's intended purpose. We've had some nasty weather the past few days. Fingers crossed we don't blow away.
owls. The mascot for the school my children started this school year is, in fact, an owl. How ironic is that?
Enjoy your weekend! I know I will!