Saturday, November 7, 2009

Miss me?

I can't even remember the last time I posted a blog entry! Pathetic I know. So much has been going on though, so surely the 3 people that might be reading will forgive me... right?

The last few weeks have been a real pain with deadlines and work drama. Add my other full time job as wife and mother and I'm surprised I haven't packed my bags and pulled an Ashley Judd in that movie " Divine secrets of the YaYa sisterhood". I could never do that, but that doesn't mean I don't dream of peace and quiet.

Work has been more dramatic than it's worth. In a nutshell, I am a salary employee who is now being forced to clock in and out everyday, because "someone" spent a lot of money on this clock system and wants to see it utilized. Usually I'd be ok and say fine, I'll work my 40 hours and skrew you if you need me to stay late, I don't work for free. But... I'm not given the opportunity to earn comp time. Which translates to if I have to leave to pick up a sick child, or if another emergency arises to where I have to be off campus I now have to clock out and make up that time or lose my leave time. It sucks. I would be less upset if everyone at my school had to clock in, but it's just the office staff and the 3 aides totalling 5 of 65 people on campus that have to clock in and out. It's stupid, stupid, stupid.

But enough of that, I'm trying to enjoy my weekend! I signed both of my girls up for Girl Scouts and they are loving it! KB attended her very first camp in last Friday and had a blast!!! They made smores, sang songs, played hide and seek and wore their troop leaders out! All the things I remember doing in girls scouts! Lil Miss is really enjoying Brownies! HEr troop leaders are so awesome, and are great with the 20 brownies they have every Monday! They even recruited KB as a helper and it really boosts her self esteem having 20 little girls looking up to her and turning to her for help. I love seeing her light up and I love the pride Lil Miss shows when she tells the other girls that KB is HER big sister. I'm so happy I signed my girls up. I think it is so important to have an outlet other than school.

Halloween was a fun night. Lil Miss was Wonder Woman and KB was a Punk Witch. Both of the girls looked great. KB has a school friend originally from Japan who has never trick or treated or even celebrated Halloween before so we did the American thing and invited her and her family to join us for pumpkin carving and trick or treating. Hana already had a Ninja costume and we gave little sister Momo an old Lil Miss costume to wear. She ended up picking LM's Mulan costume and she looked adorable. Pumpkin carving was new to them, but mom Tomoko really enjoyed it. Her husband took great pictures of her first Jack o Lantern. We headed out to trick or treat at around 6:30pm and little Momo was so cute running to the door saying " Trick or treat trick or treat me too me too me too!". She kills me she's so cute. I'll post some pictures as soon as I get them off my phone and on my computer.

Report cards have already come out and LM got Straight A's! I was so proud of her. KB got A's and B's and 1 C. I realize 4th grade is hard, so I'm just encouraging her to keep up the hard work and always try her best.

Lastly is anyone else as excited for New Moon as I am? I already have a date with my friend Janine since my husband refuses to subject himself to a crowd of Twilight fanatics and sparkling Vampires. I can't say I blame him, I'm one of those Twilight fanatics. Just 12 more days, I can't wait!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, I'm going to head to bed. Hana is spending the night and I know I am going to have 3 hungry girls knocking on my bedroom door at first light!

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