Friday, May 05, 2006

The Friday Wrap

This was a slightly less eventful week than last. AND, thank goodness, a bit better.

  • Last Saturday I taught part of a private childbirth class. It went well, mostly. But I kind of had a full cup concerning this couple and thought I knew for sure what they needed, rather than waiting for them to let me know that. I'm teaching them this evening and tomorrow and hopefully I'll be able to do better.

  • On Sunday, J&J (my wonderful BIL and SIL) invited us over for dinner. Dinner was good, but the company was infinitely better. I'm always so grateful to be related to them. We enjoy them immensely.

  • My brother is getting ready to go to San Diego for the summer to sell security systems. So, if you live in San Diego and a cute guy with huge, muscular arms, dark brown hair and brown puppy dog eyes knocks on your door this summer, be nice to him. Okay? He's a good guy and I think he'll do well. I'll miss him a lot.

  • We got to meet Sarah, my brother's girlfriend, on Tuesday. She's nice. I liked her. I didn't feel as instant a connection to her as I did his last GF (sorry bro). But, I liked her. And I can tell he does. One thing I really liked is how comfortable he was and how easily he was able to be himself with her. That was one drawback with his last girlfriend. We all adored her, but he always felt like he needed to be someone else to please her. And that's not a good way to live life. So, I'm hoping for him that things will work out with Sarah. She really is a cute girl.

  • My cute sister came over on Tuesday as well. She makes me happy. She's considering getting a job down here and living in this area. I'd love it. My kiddos would be in heaven. Heaven, I tell you.

  • Also my Mom and Dad came to see us on Tuesday. It's always nice to see them. I have been blessed with wonderful parents.

  • Kaitybean and Scud each played their last soccer game this week. So, soccer season is over and it's always a bittersweet thing. Especially for me, since I'm going to miss "my girls", the team I coached the last two seasons. Since I'll be very pregnant in the fall, I'm not sure I'll be able to coach next season. Sigh. It might be nice to be "just" a soccer mom, though.
    Aren't they all so cute?

    And here are my little soccer players. Kaitybean's hair needs help, but what else is new? I love the look on Scud's face.

  • Well, I showed up for my workshop last night. I had some wonderful stuff prepared. Nobody showed up. I guess that's what happens when you don't take time to advertise. Good news, though. We'll be trying it again next month. The woman in charge of workshops at Babies R Us visits nearly every doctor's office in the valley each month. She said that if I can get my flyers to her, she'd be glad to take them around. Woohoo!

  • I had a good talk with one of my favorite friends this week. It's nice to have good friends and to talk to them in "real time" once in a while.

  • Went to a mostly pointless meeting last night for my children's charter school. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm terribly excited about this school. I think it will be an awesome experience for all involved. I've been working with the founding members for the better part of a year to get things going. But, I. Am. Tired. Of. Their. Meetings. Honestly, the meeting lasted for an hour and a half. In that hour and a half I got about 5 minutes worth of useful information. The rest was blah, blah, blah and questions from the audience that could have easily been held until the end and asked without the rest of us needing to listen in. I just get frustrated when people waste my time. There's a time and place for "Rah, Rah" meetings and then there's a good application for EMAIL. And I tell you, the amount of information I gleaned from this meeting would have taken someone between 10 and 15 minutes to type up and send to all of the parents. Okay. Complaining off.

  • Most of all, I just have to say that I'm happy, I'm surviving and I'm still pregnant. So, I'm good. Life is good. Thanks for checking up with me!

    Enjoy your weekend.


    Chaotic Mom said...

    Boy, you sure had a full week! It sounds like you have a great family. Good luck with future charter school meetings! ;)

    Lena said...

    Congratulations! I had no idea you were pregnant! I'm such a guy - I'm not observant. ;)

    Love the soccer pics - my daughter just got hers too. They look so well-behaved in uniform, don't they? LOL

    Heather said...

    Well, I'm only just BARELY pregnant. And I just barely mentioned it on here, so you're not terribly unobservant.

    Yes, they look well-behaved in uniform. In pictures. The funny pictures would be what happened the minute after the photographer snapped the photo!

    Dianne said...

    Congratulations on the baby... another NWA scholar I hope? We both have students at the charter. (I stumbled onto your blog looking for the information for photo appointments.) Just had to give my 2 pennies-worth on the last meeting...zzzzz... I thought it was going to be "training" not "draining". Oh well, until they get a little better organized I guess they're trying to accommodate the lowest common denominator. Hope to run into you in person... just not in that infernal carpool line! All the best to you and your darling kids!!