Good morning, beautiful blog friends! I’m so glad you could join me for coffee! You’ll definitely want to take off your coat since the weather here has lost its ever-lovin’ mind. (We’re staring down an 80 degree day…in February!) This week has been a super-mega-crazy busy one, so I’m afraid the dinosaurs and I have only had time to pick up some snacks from the store, so grab a muffin or some fruit (or both!) and snuggle in for a chat.
Before we get to babbling, the dinosaurs want to extend a sincere apology for, again, not having anything ready to share with you. You see, the busier my life is, the busier their lives are…they like to think that they serve as a sort of personal assistant and that my life would come crumbling down around me if they failed to be by my side. They double-super-pinkie-swear promise to have their mess together next week. 😉
Okay, is everyone cozy and comfortable and enjoying their refreshments? Great! Let’s babble! 🙂
Edit: My apologies for not having this post up at 8:00! It was actually all scheduled up, but then this happened:
Has anyone ever seen this “Missed Schedule” message before? I have no idea what caused it…or how to prevent it in the future. Yikes! Next week, I promise not to wait so long before checking on things! 🙂
I’m sure you’re all wondering what came of the threat of violence at Grace’s school and how the school was handling the situation. Well, I’m not going to leave you hanging, but, unfortunately, the school sort of is. The most important bit of information is, of course, that no one was physically harmed…there was no shooting or violence. Sadly, the school continues to fail to communicate. Since the after-the-fact message they sent on the “scheduled” day of the threat, they’ve not uttered another word. We have zero information about how the situation was handled or if there will be any policy changes…or anything. It’s as if the whole ugly situation never happened. They’re hiding behind a “we don’t share information about incidents involving single students” excuse…and totally ignoring the fact that this particular “single student” could be a threat to every other student on campus. I know it’s a complex issue with lots and lots of factors and perspectives, but as a parent peeking in on the matter, I heartily disagree with the lack of communication. Fortunately, though I’m usually a pretty quiet and introverted person out here in the “real world,” I do know how to get loud. I’ll let you know what, if anything, develops.
Let’s move to more cheery things, shall we?
This week. Oh goodness, this week. I’ve spent most of the week running around like the proverbial recently beheaded chicken. There’s been Grace wrangling (my term for driving her hither and yon for this, that, and the other), Performing Arts Committee meetings (we’re planning another big dinner theater for the Spring musical), shelter kitty tending, talent show attending (fantastic!), oil changing, and blah, blah, blah, blahdy blah blurgh.
And because I apparently possess very little sense, I’ve added seven more events to the calendar in just the last few days. But who can say no to a Sleeping Beauty ballet with family or a Wuthering Heights ballet with a BFF or a fundraising breakfast for the Arts Council or Grace’s very most favorite band playing in a city just three hours away only two days after her birthday or a full moon hike at our favorite park or… As you can see, I’m absolutely helpless in these matters. 😉
I mean how could I miss this:
Oh, did I mention that my wonderful mother-in-law and cousin-in-law (Is a “cousin-in-law even a thing?) are coming to visit in a couple of weeks? Or that I’m now the co-chair for the next dinner theater event? Or that I’m almost done planning every detail of John’s birthday? Or that the dinner theater event happens to fall directly on John’s birthday? (Fortunately, he thinks a nice meal of meat pies and a fabulous production of Sweeney Todd sounds like a fine way to spend his birthday evening.)
Shew! Long story short? I’m on the verge of overwhelmed. But the truth of the matter is that I sort of love having a crazy schedule. I enjoy the planning and coordinating and organizing. I love constantly adding new experiences to life. And I like to think that I’m setting a good example for Grace…a “get out there and do life in a way that pleases you” example.
The bad news? Geez, has my blog ever suffered this week! Other than Three Things Thursday (which I hope you’ll all consider participating in) and this post that you’re reading right now, there has been a serious case of blog neglect. Granted, part of that was due to the fact that I managed to blow up parts of my blog this week…again. I was trying to change one little thing and managed to wreck up the entire front page. No worries! I looked at it as an opportunity to make some changes I had been considering anyway. 🙂 I do hope to get back to regular blogging next week. I have so many things to share with you!
But, for now, I’m going to shut my face because I want to hear all about what you’ve been up to! Do you like to keep a crazed and hectic schedule or do you prefer calm and quiet? (I actually like a mixture of both…I truly am an introvert who needs quite a bit of “quiet and alone” time each day.) Do you have exciting plans coming up in the next few weeks? Tell me all about what’s going on with you. 😀
As today is no exception to my busy schedule (dropping Grace off with her mom, hiking and lunch with John, and the Starlight Firelight Festival), I’ll be in and out of the Coffee Share today, but I do look forward to reading your posts and comments!
And now it’s time for you to show me (and the rest of the Coffee Share crew) yours!
And until we chat again, I hope you have an amazing week full of love and hugs and giggles and learning and fun! ♥