Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hello, February

My goodness, it's been a while! Sorry for the lack of has been crazy normal around here,
which means not getting a whole lot of things done.  I seem to get a little bit of everything taken care of, but nothing is done completely.  Oh, well, I'm not as Type A as I need to be, apparently. :)

Hmmm, so what's been going on around here.....
Arizona was slammed by an enormous winter storm last week.  We had an incredible amount of rain here
in the valley ("of the sun", ha) and the northern half of the state was covered in several feet of snow.  Schools and businesses were closed for days - how come when *I* went to NAU, we never had a snow day?  (Oh, that's right - because snow hadn't been invented yet.)  I spent the weekend in Prescott with some friends, and we had a FABULOUS time, even though I seemingly became a Weeble and was unable to stay upright in the snow.  Of course, I was informed that Weebles wobble but they DON'T fall down...but fall down I did!
Pics may be forthcoming, when I get them from the Official Photographer.  :) 

Things on the school front are not looking good.  This state is NOT supportive of public education, and it's looking like class sizes will be going UP (again) and pay will be going DOWN, most likely significantly.  Oh, and insurance costs are projected to go up about 30%.  If my salary is cut by the amount that other districts are cutting (anywhere from 15% to 40%!!) I may end up owing money to the district by the time all my deductions are taken out. :(   In this economy, I am grateful to have employment and I am even more grateful for the insurance benefits, but to be completely honest, the idea of working harder and not having any take-home money is really, really discouraging.  Part time job, anyone? 

Diabetes continues to throw a monkey wrench into things.  Miss M will have a day or two of lows followed by a day or two of 200+ readings that refuse to come back down.  I have stepped away from the majority of d-care tasks, as they had become a major source of contention between Miss M and I.  The DH is now designated hard has it been for me to let go, you ask?  Well, do you know me at all?  I have a minor little control-freak streak.....just a little one.   He's doing fine - perhaps not doing things the way I would do it, but the peace between  my daughter and I is SO worth the nail-biting I have to do.  

Mr. Boy is growing taller every won't be long until he passes me by.  (go ahead, those of you that know me - say it.  Passing me in height isn't that much of a challenge...)  They are both growing so fast!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Back to school!

It's hard to believe that Winter Break is already ending....two weeks flew right past.
I am amazed at how much I thought I would get done, and how much *actually* got done.  Funnily enough, the two don't quite match.

The husband is recovering nicely from his gallbladder surgery, the kids made it through without causing each other too much bodily harm, and I got a lot of reading and relaxing accomplished - all in all, I suppose it was a nice break.

I'm sorry to say that for some friends, break wasn't so wonderful - Kelly's dad has had surgery, as has Shamae.  I will be keeping them both in my prayers.

Happy 2010 to one and all; here's hoping for a year of good health and prosperity for everyone!