Monday, September 19, 2011

Busy, busy, busy

So many times throughout the day, I think "I should put that on my blog" or "What a great blog post this will make". Sometimes I even take photos in preparation for a really great post.

Then I get busy. Or distracted. Or exhausted. Or I just can't remember what I was going to write.

Today, therefore, I'm going to give you a mosaic, if you will. A snapshot of my various thoughts and photos from the past week. It won't be great writing. There may even be a lack of transitional sentences. *gasp*

Girl Scouts... We had our very first meeting this past week and it was a BLAST! So much fun, I tell ya! We played a giant board game outside on the driveway, talked about all the great things we want to do as Scouts and made plans for troop government, dues, snacks, etc. Right now I have 9 girls in the troop. How cool is that?!? Woot woot! I'm not sure how the age difference dynamics are going to work, but as long as I keep it low key, we'll be fine.

Student Store... The store at Emma's school that I manage is doing really well. Average as far as sales go, but certain items are flying off the shelves. We can't keep enough kettle corn, baked Cheetos or gummy bears in stock, not to mention the fruit ice we sell. Also available are all kinds of little erasers, pens, school supplies, etc. The sixth graders cannot get enough of the erasers! For the very first time, these kiddos have a couple dollars in their pocket to spend and mom and dad aren't telling them what they can and cannot buy. Of course they want to buy everything they can!

You could look at it like we are providing crap (naughty word, I know, sorry) they don't need. But I prefer to think about it in terms of teaching them how to spend wisely. (Keep in mind that nothing, aside from locks, clothes and yearbooks is over $2.) They'll learn soon enough that maybe the squishy ball they desperately wanted last week wasn't worth the $1.50. Or when it's super hot and they want a fruit ice, they'll wish they hadn't spend their dollar on a hacky sack. Or vice versa. It's all about giving them opportunity to make choices in a safe environment.

I totally love managing the store. I've met some great moms who volunteer to work the windows and gotten to know the school staff pretty well. It does take more time than I anticipated, but that's okay 'cause it's so much fun. And what's more, I feel so good about helping out. Last year, the store raised $15,000 for the ASB! How cool is that?!

Pink Eye... It's been 15 days and I still have it. I. Am. Annoyed. I look like a super-scary monster and people often do a double-take when they look at me. I hate that. Rx #1 didn't work and the verdict is still out on rx #2. I think it's working, but then again, my eyes still look goopy and gross. Better, but not better enough. I've got two more days on the second rx. After that, I'll have to hunt down an opthamologist. I don't have time for this. Seriously.

Cheese Souffle... I made some lovely cheese souffles in my toaster oven the other day. I saw them all puffy and golden through the window. I had my camera all ready to document their cheesy and airy goodness but alas, the darned things fell within seconds of hitting the cooler air. I still took photos... (I really ought to put that recipe on the blog. A project for tomorrow. When I'm not brain dead. And watching Wild Hogs. And thinking about the pastries Scott brought home today from a Swedish bakery.)

I still have more to tell you all about... Emma's bday party, progress on my novel, a really great book I read... but I'm getting tired. Plus, as interested as you are (heeheeheee), you probably don't have another 15 minutes to spend reading Delicious as Pie today. That's okay. I'll save some good stuff for tmro.

Night-night, Delicious Readers. I miss you! (That's code for leave me a comment! I want to know how you're all doing. :))


1 comment:

Country Wife said...

I know how you feel. I have great blog ideas, but by the time I get a chance to sit down and type them up, I'm too tired to care, or I've forgotten what I wanted to say..or both. lol