I completely spaced on Meridith’s 10 on the Tenth this month so today, because I can’t resist a good bulleted list, I give you ten totally random observations, concerns, joys, clarifications and/or thoughts-that-are-just-skating-through-my-mind.
- Jack has finally received his Medicare. We found a really great insurance coordinator who helped us find good deals on supplemental insurance, we qualified for a discounted prescription drug plan and that led to an application for possible discounts on the Part B supplemental. Yay team!
- I only have three more weeks of classes this quarter!
- I’m worried about registering for next quarter. My Pell Grant came through and was more than I expected, but still falls about $1,000.00 short each quarter including books and everything. I’m gonna have to speak to the boss about that, so y’all say a prayer he stands by his promise to help me out with this.
- We have beaucoup stuff planned for RAs and God’s Girls this next month. I’m excited, but also a little daunted by the planning entailed. Any ideas for a cheap and easy Pastor Appreciation craft would be appreciated!
- The puppy has her last shot appointment tomorrow. I must not forget to give her a bath tonight. The way she smells right now PETA would take her away.
- Unfortunately the whole house smells like the dog.
- The kids had great report cards, but I still came away from parent/teacher conferences feeling a little … unsettled. FYI for all you teachers out there: unless there’s a real problem, like impending failure, the maiming of others or the like, I just want a really short, really glowing report on my kid. This ‘he/she’s doing great, but is a little annoying’ crap really chaps my hide. Of course he/she’s annoying- he/she’s a kid. They’re all annoying. Something you should have learned in the heaven-only-knows amount of years you’ve been teaching.
- Of course my kids could be doing better in school. Couldn’t they all be? I really wanted to grasp at this straw and declare my return to classes a dereliction of duty to my kids, but then I had to face reality. My being home for the ‘homework hour(s)’ wouldn’t make a bit of difference. The homework is getting done, the spelling words are getting studied, the books are getting read. My job is to set and stick to good routines, to encourage, to set a good example and to love.
- So why do I feel guilty that I took Brooke to school today with no jacket and no backpack? She’s not even my kid!
- I sent my post Grumble, Grumble, Grumble to our local paper as a letter to the Editor last week. They ran it underneath the rantings of our local anti-government zealot and beside a similar letter (same message only with more … authority) written by the Chief of Police. I’ve received a lot of comments. Mostly supportive … some not so much.