Yay for Friday!!! I am so needing the weekend! I wish we didn't have to go anywhere, but my friend is being baptized, and I really feel like I should be there for that. But that's the only thing we have to do this weekend, and we'll go to my in-laws' house that day, too because they live in the same area, so we can combine seeing Oma and Opa so it's a fun thing for the kids, too.
Desiree, I was lucky that we lived in a very small town, so there were no cuts made to any of the teams. Anyone could join anything. But I think you're right about paying for activities..someone told me that now they have to pay something like $25 for one activity and $5 or $10 for each additional activity. I'd have never been able to be in everything if we'd had to do that. I'm glad I got the opportunities I did, but I don't know HOW I juggled it all!
Tammy, did you draw that??? It's amazing!
Sarah, Good for you, making yourself study. Glad you had fun at the Dog Park!
I WAS uber busy in high school. I was your classic over-achiever, voted most likely to succeed, taking all the AP classes that were available, all the academic activities, etc...but it was the only way I would get to do college. My parents were divorced, my dad did not believe in higher education, especially for girls, my mom was self-employed and didn't make enough to even break poverty line wage. The only way to go to college was to get scholarships, and the way to get scholarships was to get good grades and be in a lot of activities because well-rounded students get the money. So that's what I did. It was pretty insane schedule-wise, but it worked.
Susie, I want to see that. I've heard great things about it and I saw Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence both on Ellen, but it's not playing here yet and wasn't in the "coming soon" section either, so I guess I'll have to wait. I also want to see Les Mis.
Sounds like your memoir is going well!
Hrmmm....we need to get Miss Caryn back here! Do we have anything to tempt her with?
I actually don't have very far to go on school runs. The school is only 2 blocks from my house so we're there in 2 minutes. The only time I hate it is when it's pouring rain. One time, MM had an accident at school and the pants they gave him were SOOOO big they wouldn't stay up. It was pouring down rain, so I had brought the kids' umbrellas, and had my own, but MM couldn't hold his umbrella AND his pants up, so his pants kept falling down around his ankles every 2 or 3 steps and I couldn't hold MY umbrella, HIS umbrella, and the backpacks so that he could hold his pants, and I couldn't hold his pants up and walk at the same time, and I had my hands too full to carry him. That trip took us a lot longer than the usual 2 minute walk, and it was a LOT colder and we were still pretty wet when we got home. But usually it's really quick, and the grocery store is only a couple of blocks the other way, so I take the kids to school, then walk to the grocery store and get what I need, and then walk home...it makes a big circle, basically, and is very convenient. I think what I need to do is write everything down and maybe make a plan for the week where I do one thing each day to clean on days that I don't work. If I have to work, there's no way I can do anything else because it's such a physical job (it's all walking) that I'm on my feet for the whole time, so I ride my bike 15-20 minutes to get there, walk for 5 hours, then ride my bike home, go to the grocery store really quick before I pick the kids up from school, and by then my legs are just DEAD and there's no way I can do anything but something simple and fast for dinner. I think making a plan for the days I don't work would help me to keep things in better order.
Lynne, take a deep breath. You've already sold several to people here, right? And won't your family buy a few copies to help support you? I hope the school libraries pick it up though! 1000 is a lot of books. I thought you said she was only printing 500 to start with?
Marielle, I was told that most DVD players now have a code where you can change the code to region free, but I don't know how it works. I tried to do it with my in-laws' DVD player so I could do my workout there when we go, but I couldn't find the code. Supposedly you can look it up on google by typing in the model number and "region free code", but the only thing I could find on the model my in-laws have said it should already be region free, but it wasn't.
I cheated and already watched Pitch Perfect online. I'll rent it when it comes out on DVD, but I don't need to see it in the theater. Thank you though!! It is REALLY funny.
Amanda Beth, that would be frustrating! My best friend lives in LA and she loves it, but she works from home so she doesn't have to drive anywhere. My husband and I lived in different countries when we started dating. We talked to each other on the phone every day, got on line most days, and took trips to see each other. It's hard, but it can work if you really want it to. Good luck with it.
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