Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Yeah, yeah, I know, I know...I've been totally absent again; both as a reader and as a blogger. Be honest, you've loved having less in your Reader!

Quick random updates:

I think I managed to sleep off the flu! Woke up yesterday feeling absolutely dreadful...either the flu or like a hangover, but without the benefit of alcohol! So unfair. I told the girls I wasn't going in to work, to which they asked, "does this mean we get to stay home from school?" "You've GOT to be kidding me!" Of course, I found the strength to get them to school and then went immediately to bed...until 1 pm! (Think there's any way I could've done that with the girls there? Yeah, don't think so.) Then I did what any self-respecting woman would do in the afternoon; watched Oprah and Ellen! Woke up the next day feeling SO much better.

Sylvia has a very exciting opportunity coming up. She's being flown to New Orleans to 1) accept her scholarship and have dinner with Hank Aaron (!), and 2) her dance team was one of 6 out of over 800 chosen to perform! She'll rehearse for three days straight, and then perform and get her honor for the scholarship, and go to dinner with the other 43 scholarship winners. She is beyond excited, as am I! It means she'll have to take her finals early, and gosh darn it, miss 4 days of school, but she's totally willing to accept these consequences. I am so proud of her!!

Sylvia and I have had some amazing talks lately. They're too private to share here (read: she'd kill me), but suffice it to say, I am not only proud of her accomplishments as a performer, but as a human being. I've been warned that we might not get along so well in her 9th and 10th grade years, so I'm totally going to enjoy the now with her.

Every day, I have to double-check my calendar because things just keep overlapping. We just have to get through May, I keep saying, and then life will ease up (I hope) during the summer.

Sylvia said last time she tried to call her dad on his iPhone, it was disconnected. Of course it was.

Tonight is my last PTA meeting as Recording Secretary! Woo hoo!

I will probably be writing a bunch more mushy posts as we are mere weeks away from the end of my daughters' careers as elementary school student and middle school student. I know there's still a long way to go, but these are milestones I want to savor.


BigLittleWolf said...

"We just have to get through May, I keep saying, and then life will ease up (I hope)."

You took my weekly mantra right out my mouth! This is what I've been telling myself for months, and months.

I wonder how many other parents are saying the same? (Especially the single/solo ones, whatever age their kids are!)

Congrats to Sylvia! She should be so proud of herself - and you should be so proud, too!

Cat said...

Glad you're feeling better!

Yay Sylvia!! She's such a go-getter.

Hope you can get through your schedule the next few weeks with opportunities to savor.