I fear I'm losing all my readers with the X Chronicles. I think it's still important to do, though, but I'll take breaks from it in hopes not to lose everyone!This weekend, the girls and I volunteered at Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots event. Sadly, Jane wasn't there this year, but we still had a lot of fun. The girls were excited to be in the parade again. Riley was a frog this year:
And Sylvia was a tree - I think she's the first one.
And I won a raffle prize of a luncheon cruise! My sister and I are looking forward to going next month.
You may note my newest image for the No on Prop 8 - even if you don't live in CA, feel free to donate. This will protect same-sex marriage.
Now, I've previously written my anti-marriage post, and I stand by that, but until marriage is no longer an institution, then there should be equal opportunity for all couples to suffer the consequences!
Okay, now I'm losing all my conservative readers. Pretty soon, all I'll have left is Kori.
Well, Kori already knows this news: Sylvia made the cheer squad!
I'm both thrilled for her and worried at the same time. I'm worried that the commitment will be more than I can handle as a single mom. I'm worried that Sylvia will lose her pleasant disposition. I'm worried that Riley will get jealous of the special privileges, like me picking Sylvia up from school on practice days. I'm not hugely concerned that Sylvia will break bones, but I am thinking of upping my flexible spending account this year just in case. I just hope that it ends up being a positive experience, and that next year, she picks Band as her extracurricular activity.
We've had school events galore lately. Tonight we had Family Fun Night at Sylvia's school, and Thursday, we have Back to School Night at Riley's school.
I've learned a valuable lesson. I can never shop for clothes at the local Target again. At our first meeting at Sylvia's school, I was wearing the exact same shirt as another mother. Last week, at Sylvia's Back to School Night, I saw another mother wearing that same shirt. Tonight, I saw another shirt that I bought at Target (in another color this time) at Sylvia's school on another mother.
But hey, if these are my biggest problems, then things must be going pretty well, right? While I try to remain watchful so not to be caught off-guard, as I write the X Chronicles, and then go to work, make the dinner, help the girls with homework, and pay my bills, I see how far we have come in these past 5 years. I know it's not a perfect life, and certainly not the life I envisioned for me or for the girls, but it's pretty darn good.