It seems a bit odd. I have been super busy it seems ~ not sure doing what. I guess the day to day... PTO, Soccer, cleaning, cooker, sewing, helping with homework. Man that sounds a bit pathetic, doesn't it?
I really just have not had much to write about ~ not sure where my mojo went but I'm looking to get it back.
Nate is having school issues that we are dealing with. Report cards came out last week. 3 A's, 3 B's and an "F." Yes, I said "F." In Language Arts of all things. It's not that he doesn't understand the work ~ he just decided NOT TO DO IT! Turns out somewhere past his interim grades coming out (where he had all A's & B's) he just quit doing his homework and some of his schoolwork for that matter. I met with his teacher only to find out that there was a really big project that they were working on. The outline was due the previous week and the written report due that day. Well the outline was now a zero since it was due before the grades closed and the written report would be at least a day late. As you can imagine, I was not really happy with him. As a matter of fact he's been grounded indefinitely. No video games, no computer and on and on. Anyway... he's actually doing a bit better. He got his written report in a couple of days late which made it loose points but he had his power point presentation turned in before his due date and because he was ready early he got extra points. So far so good on this grading period. It just drives us nuts cause he is so darn smart... but we are literally pulling him through his classes. So much for me having nothing to say!
Julianne is doing well in school. All A's & B's. Still got an attitude that doesn't quit but we're hopeful it will serve her well in life. She's still the social butterfly ~ flitting from one friend to another and driving her brother completely insane.
Richard is crazy busy with work these days. Working a lot of late nights and even weekends. The good news is he'll take a child or two to work with him on the weekends so he can spend some time with them and I can get a bit of a break.
Me, I've initiated and taken on a huge project with the PTO. It's a "Night of the Arts" at the elementary school. It'll encompass the Art dept(coordinating with a framing company for the kids artwork), the Chorus, Story tellers, Bake Sale, Craft vendors, Make it and Take it projects. I've also got the 6th grade classes collecting wrapping paper, bows, tape & tags and setting up a wrapping station for tips to help offset the cost of their big trip at the end of the year. I'm also using our school ambassadors (safety patrol) as greeters and guides for the art display. Also coordinating the home room moms for the bake sale ~ PHEW. I'm also going to be one of the craft vendors and trying to get stuff done for that.
WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!
Jen and Jeremy ~ well that's a whole nother post and it's coming soon ... I promise!