I just have a few announcements.
Tonight we are having our pictures done with Blue Lily. Remember how I won a photo session from the blog Seriously, So Blessed! last October or something? Finally getting to use it. I am so excited! I bought me a new shirt, bought Ches a new shirt, and have some (I think) cute/cool clothes for the boys. I’m just sad it’s 104 out today. I really would rather we were wearing long sleeves, but Ches nixed that right off. Don’t blame him. Sweating, dehydrated people would not look good in a photo!
Aiden has less than 2 weeks of school left. Crazy!!
I got a new printer!!! One of the staff members at my school brought in her old printer and said whoever wants it can have it. I asked her about it, and she said it’s old… like 6 years. I laughed. Our printer (which is basically not useable now) is 11 years old. It’s a bubble jet. She said, “What’s a bubble jet?” and that just told me that must mean it’s really old. Anyway, my “new” printer is also a copier/scanner. So I can finally show off some old photos!!! YAY! Now, I just have to figure out how to hook it up…
I’m reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin for book club this month. It really is an inspiring story. I’ve only got about 70 more pages left to read. I like it, but I have to warn you that it isn’t the easiest read. It’s written by a journalist and really has that journalism feel. Not bad if you’re reading a story in a magazine or a feature article in the paper, but hard if you want to read a novel. Nothing about it is a typical novel. In style. However, the story is wonderful!!! Go get it from the library or buy it today. Right now. My blog will still be here when you get back.
A teenage girl in our ward sent out an email saying that she is saving money to go to EFY this summer, so she is offering cookie dough for sale. And tomorrow night she is holding a “mom’s night out”. From 6 to 9 pm she will take our kids for $5 per kid, and this gives the dads an opportunity to take their wives out for mother’s day. I’m so excited!! Ches has this girl in his orchestra and talked to her about it. She said there are about 40 kids coming. I don’t think she expected that big a turn out. She also wants to do this once a month, but is thinking of making an attendance cap or something. Limit it at 15 to 20 kids. She is enlisting her entire family to help out tomorrow night, I think. heh. But now Ches and I are going to celebrate our anniversary (11 years on May 2nd, baby!!) and see Star Trek or something.
I love Pandora. Thanks for introducing me, Kenyon. I’m listening to my Paramore station right now. I need to learn lots of Paramore songs because I’m seeing them in TWO WEEKS. That’s right. No Doubt and Paramore in Phoenix, and I get to go!!!! My first concert. I couldn’t be more excited. Anyway, it’s cool to listen to Paramore and other groups of a similar style (according to Pandora). I like everything they put on there.
I had a dream last night that I had hip surgery and needed to walk with a cane, so I got this really cool carved wood cane. And I was super excited for the changes it would bring me, namely that I would be able to go running with Alyson this summer. Then today I read Karen’s blog and April’s status on Facebook. I must be thinking about the two of you a lot. More than I realized!
And Alyson, I’m still not running with you and Em. You guys have fun. I’ll just seclude myself in my tent and read a book. 😉
We finally made a decision about Aiden’s schooling for next year. We are sending him to another elementary school in this district (it is actually a K-8 school. All the schools in this district are. I hate it, but that’s another story for another day). It’s going to be brand new next year, and they are starting a Gifted program there. It’s the inclusive classes (I can’t remember if that’s what it’s called). It’s where they have classes of just gifted kids. The classes don’t start until 3rd grade, and Aiden is going into 2nd, but this way he’ll have a year to get used to the school and he’ll be in a cluster class of kids he’ll be with the next year anyway. This school is also expected to have a very low enrollment over all (there’s a loooooong story behind that, which I won’t go into right now), and while class sizes will probably be the same size, I’m hoping things will be more personal in general. Aiden needs that. Oh, and Ches will be teaching a band class at that school, so it will be nice for Aiden to know that his dad is on campus. He will still be pulled out of his classroom next year to work with the gifted advocate on a regular basis, so we won’t be taking another year off from that. This year was just a mess. It’s not the gifted advocate’s fault. She is very busy and I just haven’t been proactive enough… lots of stuff going on… anyway. I will be quite involved next year and it will be a great year for Aiden, I’m just sure of it. So… there you go. For those of you who were wondering.
Have a great weekend, everyone!!!