This is the kind of stuff I do at work. Yes, I have plenty of work to do.
Dear Xerox Demo,
I know we were only together for a short time, but I can’t stop thinking about you.
My love for the Konica has faded so. He doesn’t even authenticate me anymore. But you, you recognized me with the first swipe. It’s very validating that you see me for who I am.
I miss your cute staples. I miss your speedy output. I miss your secure print jobs.
I thought we made such a good team.
I want you back for good.
PTA stuff is keeping me very, very busy. Ben said, "PTA is taking over your life," and then two days later, AJ said, "PTA is taking over your life." We sold $7,000 worth of candy (we get to keep $3,500) so there have been lots of candy selling, meetings, bank trips, candy sorting, and candy distributing. And then, coming very soon - Tuesday, March 1 are the primary elections and Avondale School is a polling place.
Did I ever tell you about our Erstwhile Election Day Bake Sale in November? Usually, the second Tuesday in November is an election day, and we planned over the summer for our bake sale. But it turned out that, for the first time in decades, there was no election. We decided to still have the sale, but move it to another, more visible location. My friend, local artist and fellow PTA mom, Bethanne Hill, made us these signs. They are currently in my office as the only of her original pieces that I currently own, but I hope to rectify that this year.
So we will be baking this weekend. We hope to do blueberry muffins and bread, but we are not sure what our social calendar will allow (sorority alumnae meeting plus birthday party).
We recently learned that our school can't make copies for our PTA so we got a copier donated by a local business that was moving. We have to provide the toner and paper, but this will save us from late night runs to Office Depot.
There's lots more but these are the things that occupy a lot of real estate in my brain. Fortunately, AJ gets along really well with the kids of the other board members. And she's good at selling cookies and sorting out candy bars. Real life skills, people.
The last 5 pictures in my phone that I haven't shared yet:
1. Picture day is Wednesday. Another Avondale mom on Facebook asked, "When is picture day?" so I took a picture of the note. It was quicker than retyping it. I wish the teachers all sent home notes on the same days. Also, I wish it were by email so both parents would see it and not just the backpack-checking parent.
2. Radar looked so adorable like this I zoomed in to get this shot. He looks guilty. I can't imagine why.
3. Easter is more than a month away, but I got a small pack of these at CVS to tide me over.