Ladies, I made it through another AfterProm; my 9th and last. We had about 150 kids show up and they seemed to enjoy the evening in our Wild West adventure. We had the cutest brown Ts with cowboys on them and colored Cowboy hats for everyone. A mechanical bull, the biggest draw. a mechanical calf roping horse and giant screen guitar hero, just what is the attraction there? Anyway they loved everything. We gave away iPods, laptops, TVs, dorm refridgerators, trac phones, satellite radios, Harley Davisson items and Vera Bradley bags. Plenty of pop and pizza and hot wings. No one went home hungry. I cannot express my relief in being done with this.
I'm concerned with the Gaggle. We are all much too negative this spring, myself especially. I am determined to work through this and remember each day to be glad and rejoice in what we have. I've found this difficult lately. It seems the dark stuff has overwhelmed me and I don't get my head up before something else strikes. You all know I'm a firm believer in self prophesy and see where negative thinking leads, so lets all decide to be more positive. Jill, call one of us when the mean, grouchies attack, please. I'm bad about covering up and holding everything inside when I should allow others to help me. One friend recently told me not to take her joy away by refusing her help. That really struck me; I do get so much joy from helping others, but did not realize I deprive others of that same joy. Reach out, share your needs and thank God for having friends willing to be there for you.
We have been having issues with Mom this week; needing a smaller home, unwilling to see that need, she is depressed and angry with everyone. Our daughter is making a major move that seems wrong to us, but we've been asked to "back off" and I supposed we have no other choice. But our hearts break watching the fallout and we stand around until we have to pick up the pieces, again. Anyone wanting to offer encouragement, is welcome, I accept. :-)
On a happier note, the grandkids are all well, Mackenzie has another good lab report and appears to be feeling better every month. Caleb isn't going to kindergarten this fall, they decided he isn't ready yet. He is immature for his age or big for his age and seems immature, at any rate Mom decided they were not ready. Gavin, on the other hand, is ready for college. He now wants to speak Spanish and "study" animals. He is all about his chickens and eggs; finding that whole process amazing. Like in: Why aren't eggs chicken poop? Can we eat dog poop, too? How do we answer his questions? and where does he get these ideas? Oh,, My. I love these kiddos.
Do you believe we have 2 tentative schedules for middle school and our leader has yet to decide which we will use? Our teachers are livid that I cannot tell them what they will be teaching. I've decided just to smile serenely and look wise. It works for Buddha, why not? Is everyone else finished with scheduling? Ours has not gone smoothly in HS either. We have a 5th grade orientation next week to introduce even more fun into the mix. See I am positive.
Steve has decided weight loss makes me look old, another positive in my life this week, but one than makes me laugh. Fat or old, can I have another choice??? Why not add ugly to the list?
He may be able to include mean and hateful soon.
Well Ladies, I'm setting my sails for May 23 and not looking back. Waddle on. Love