Well ladies, its the last day of July! How are you doing today?
Hi everyone, happy Tueday. I finally got a good night's sleep and feel like a new woman!
Kayleigh is at work and doing late care, and might be seeing a movie with a friend tonight. Ian is away on his canoe trip and hopefully having a wonderful time
It was an exhausting day at work. We had a student who spit, cursed at us, trashed the classroom and bit the teacher, and another kid who threw up. I feel alcohol coming on later.
After work, I spent the afternoon with a friend, touring the farmhouse she and her hubby are renovating and then enjoying caffeine and good conversation at starbucks.
Tonight, I have to finish unpacking from my trip and tidying up, have some wine, hopefully catch some Olympics coverage.
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Congrats to Kristen!!!!! The timing will all work out in the end. Way to go!!!!!
So- Kristen just got this phone call. Several months back, she filled out this scholarship application from a local music study club. Scholarship wasn't much- $500- but hey- it's $500 we don't have to pay.
Well- she got it . I can bet that she was probably the only kid applying (or they had money for several scholarships). Then they put her right on the spot and ask her if she could play for them ( a 15-20 minute piece of music) on Aug 10. We're supposed to be in Indiana, so of course Kristen being the very sweet girl she is (she doesn't want to cause any kind of family drama- and I KNOW there'd be drama if she didn't show) said no. Then they said they'd call back with a firm date in a few minutes. I call dh on the cell- tell him and ask if it would be ok.
He says yeah- 20 minutes work for $500 isn't a bad deal. BUT- Kristen already told them no (even though I'm on the other side of the room saying "it's ok- we'll deal") They were very nice- they said normally they want the student to play but they can push it back if need be. And I guess she still gets the money- they asked her where to send the check (even though this semester's already paid for LOL) If I need to put any money into her laundry or meal account- it's paid for LOL.
So then I tried to find a phone number (and there was none) SIGH. I'm hoping that maybe they'll call back when we return next week. She does have a break in October that she could probably come home and play for them then. Of course she didn't say anything.
But how can I be mad at her? They kind of sprung this on her at the last minute. I had no idea she had gotten the money- that application was sent off months ago. Before graduation.
Have fun Tracy. And tell Jordyn to have fun too. Senior year goes by really, really fast- you'll be sitting in graduation saying "Where the heck did the year go?"
Love the picture Tracy!
And I loved the ones you put on facebook of your vacation too
And the couple of Senior pictures of Jordyn.
Last day for a few days that we can just get up whenever.
I guess Becca's going to the beach with the high school youth this afternoon. The girls in her age group she can do without- but there's a bunch of rising freshman that she seems to have a connection with.
There's a book at the library I need to get. Kristen wants some storage containers for school- and I could replace a couple of shirts.
We've got doctor appts the rest of the week. And on Thursday I'm going to an open house for a job. Not something wonderful- I'd be talking to people who are delinquent on their mortgages, and trying to avoid foreclosure. Sigh. But it pays, and since we've got some debt I'd really like to get rid of (with 3 more years of Kristen's tuition looming over us) I need to be there. There will probably be a ton of people there- but I figure I've got as good of a shot as anyone.
And 18 days until Kristen leaves for college..................