One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Moving Nowhere

April 16th, 2008 · 8 Comments

While on the train this morning, I kept building a post in my head while I knitted away on Shaped V-Neck.¬† I’m feeling like I’m pulled in a hundred different directions, trying to do so many things at the same time and doing none of them well.


My day is a long one.¬† The alarm clock starts at 6AM.¬† I get up and dressed early so I can then get the kids up/dressed/fed and out the door by 7:45.¬†¬† Race across town to drop them at the daycare center.¬† Race across another town to the commuter lot all in time to catch the 8:24 train to Hoboken.¬† I get to the office (after a ferry ride from Hoboken and a 4 minute walk) where I worked until 5:25.¬† Reverse the commute, minus the trip to the school and I walk in the door just shy of 7pm.¬†¬† Dinner.¬†¬† Change monkeys for bed starting at 7:30, get them into bed at 8.¬† Yell at them to get back into bed and go to sleep already at 8:15, against at 8:30.¬† Relax {ha!}.¬† Into bed ideally by 10:30, though recently that’s been more like midnight.¬† Rinse.¬† Repeat.¬† I feel like the little guy in that picture.

I don’t know.¬† There’s got to be more than this.¬† Maybe I’m just tired and need a vacation.¬†¬†

Last night I had a¬†Parent-Teacher conference with the kids’ preschool teachers.¬† The monkeys were again deemed very sweet kids, very caring, and all around normal.¬† Whew.¬† They seem pretty odd to me ;)¬† Since they miss the kindergarden cutoff by 9 days, they won’t be going into KG in the fall, but will be staying in preschool for another year.¬† Discussing whether to keep them in the same preschool class, or move them to the other 4/5 year old group, we decided (teachers, director and me) to keep them in the same class.¬†

Yesterday was also the town’s school board elections.¬† Tacked on as a question as a budget referendum to move to full day kindergarden starting this fall.¬† Currently, the town only has half day with an after/before school program at one of the town elementary schools that they bus the little ones to/fro.¬† Most of the area towns have been moving to full day KG and my town has seen a huge jump in head count in first grade rather than KG as most parents need the full day coverage.¬† The measure passed by ONE vote.¬† Glad I raced across town after the P-T conference and before having to relieve the folks so they could get out in time to teach the boating safety course.¬†

I think I’m just rambling now and need some sun and yarn time!¬† Pst, there’s a nifty new counter I scripted up yesterday that is counting down the days to MDSW (and when its done with that will switch to NYSW).¬† I can’t wait.

I leave you with this interesting link that was forwarded through one of my mailing lists.  For each word you get right, they donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.  For my part, I managed to donate 1020 grains this morning :)  Those two years of latin in high school continue to pay off! 

Craft on!

Tags: Family

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ina // Apr 16, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Wow. NEVER underestimate the power of one.

  • 2 --Deb // Apr 16, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    ONE vote? Phew!

    And, isn’t that Free Rice site great? I posted about it a few months ago and find it completely addictive…. But, really, since it’s all about charity, that’s a good thing, right?

  • 3 Marcia Cooke // Apr 16, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    I’m probably not going to MDSW this year. The Baltimore baby is due about a week after that, so no way am I getting two trips to Maryland so close together. And I can’t stay at my son’s, either. See above! Have fun….I’m going to have to be content with Connecticut’s little festival, Apr 26.

  • 4 Paige // Apr 16, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Latin rules! And comes in handy when doing crosswords, too.

  • 5 Deborah // Apr 17, 2008 at 5:38 am

    That Free Rice site is great! I totally agree with Deb in the addictiveness of it. I had to stop at 380 because unfortunately work was calling. I’m surprised I knew more that I thought I would.

  • 6 Jessica // Apr 17, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Blame it on Spring fever. That’s what I’m doing.

  • 7 Kim // Apr 21, 2008 at 11:40 am

    HOly crap! Your vote really counted. I am shocked at your posting frequency. I hear you on the hamster wheel routine. I feel like I am rushing from the time I get up until the time I put Liam to bed. I ususally fall asleep when he goes to bed. We’ll have a mini vacation in another couple weeks at MDSW! Woo hoo!

  • 8 Janette // Apr 23, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Our Kindergarten cut off date is 12/1, so Peanut will be heading to kindergarten this Fall. Our district goes 2 full days and a half day. She’ll stay with her current daycare before, after and off days.