Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bumps in the Road

Mikay tried out for the high school cheerleading / Dance squads las week. We found out Friday she did not make the squad. I will have to say she did take it very well, or I should say better than I thought she would. It took her about 2 hours to cry it out of her system then a sleep over with her BF and then next morning she was right as rain again.

I guess Mother Nature was feeling her pain as it has rained all weekend! And it is cold to boot.

So ready for warmer weather, but at least it forced me to get some things done inside the house....... Like cleaning (ugh).

With that done Mikayla and I hit the mall. A little make you feel better for Mikayla since she didn't make cheer leading. I figured she earned at least that much.

This evening we watched Avitar in the theater room. We all thought it was a good movie and actually would have liked to have seen it in 3-D. I can only imagine how amazing that would have been.

Salvaged a weekend that started very bumpy.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Easily Entertained

MD and I were sitting in the garage and noticed two spiders going at it.

One was really tiny and one was like 10 times the size of the smaller one.
The smaller one seem to be building a web on the side of a paint can while the larger one kept dancing around the bottom. All of a sudden the little one shoots down an invisible trail to the top of a leaf (where the larger spider was hiding at the time).

MD swears the little spider was female and that they were having sex. He then said "poor sucker doesn't know his life is over". HA I thought that was funny.

Anyway as we were discussing the workings of spider mating we continued watching the bouncing leaf (by this time both spiders were underneath) and debating which one would come out. All of a sudden (again) the little spider shot straight up the invisible trail to the top of the paint can. The leaf was motionless. The little spider slowly went back down her (yes I agreed at this point it was a she) invisible trail. She got to within about an inch of the leaf, so slowly she crept. Just when she was just above the leaf it started jumping violently. She shot back up but only half way. When the leaf settled she headed back down sat on top of the leaf then quickly darted under the leaf. Then up she came and as she came up her trail the leaf looked as if she was dragging it with her.

Wow spiders are strong!

Sorry got sidetracked there. Anyway, I could not see the big spider anymore so I got up to get a closer look (I know weird) and MD said he (at this point we agreed the bigger one was a he) was dead. I argued this point so as I peered over the paint can I saw the big one move, faintly but he did move.

The "girl" spider was going up and down her trail very quickly and every time she went down the "boy" spider moved less and less.

I suppose MD was correct in one thing, she nailed him good. But I gave up watching and went in.
I think it is funny how easily he and I are entertained.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Administrative Professionals Day

Today is Administrative Professionals Day.


And seeing that this is what I and two others in the office do for a living (among other things), my coworkers had a luncheon (I think this was already planned) and gave us this cool cookie bouquet.


I am sure I have said this before, but I work with "Professionals" (using THAT term loosely). They are a bunch of Geologist, Engineers, Biologist, Environmental Scientist, and mixtures of each. I am assuming you have to have a "strange soul" be be one of these people.

But as strange as they may be, they do make work interesting sometimes. And that is good, because working with numbers and scanning all day can get quite monotonous.

I am grateful for the people I work with, they are some of the reasons I like my job, and some of the reasons I want to scream at the end of the day.

Defiantly keep things interesting.

Thanks Guys!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wanted: Personal Assistant for High School Kids

Just got back from 9th Grade Orientation. You would think that since this is my third time at bat this would be old hat and couldn't be surprised by ANYTHING that would be explained at said orientation.

Boy was I WRONG!

The high school my children attend/will attend is currently attend 6 classes a day. They are switching to a 7 class schedule. Okay I thought no big deal I attended a high school that had a 7 class schedule. But our high school has decided (for what reasons I have no idea) to switch thing up a bit. Tell me what you think of the following:

Monday Tuesday and Friday - students will attend all 7 classes. School starts at 7:25 am and lets out at 2:25 (no big deal yet right?)

Wednesday - School starts at 7:25 and releases at 2:25 BUT students will only attend first, third, fifth, and seventh hour classes.

Thursday - most of the time this day is referred to a C Block. School day starts at 7:25 and ends at 12:55. And one Thursday a month (refereed to as D day) the students are let out at 11:55.

WTH!

I am looking at this schedule, dazed and extremely confused. So how do you think my kids feel?

I had another parent telling me it is because the teachers are only "allowed" to work so many hours and this is their solution for that. Still I have to say with a child with ADHD, ODD and a few other "little" issues this is really going to screw him up. They thought he had tardies before....HA wait till next year. Devin won't know weather he is coming or going that is for sure. He has already expressed concern regarding this type of scheduling. Mikayla on the other hand didn't even blink when she heard the schedule.

So if you know anyone who is looking for a job, I am sure Devin could use a personal assistant to get though his day.