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So It Was Like This...

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It's Friday baby, and I am confessing.  I need to.  I have been up to no good.  It's why I gained weight this past week!  But in my defense, it was a stressful week.   So I am unloading, and starting anew.

I confess....

Usually when the school year begins I am totally feeling like this...

But this year, I just wasn't feeling the joy.  I couldn't understand it.  I mean come on!!!  All three in school...ALLL day.  Talk about the most wonderful time of year.  And yet, after I dropped off Emily, I suddenly felt a strange emotion.  It wasn't elation.  Relief.  It was sadness.  What?  Where's the happy dance?  Where's the heel clicking?  Maybe it is because for the first time ever I didn't get a picture of all three of them on the first day of school. Kristin starts an hour and a half before the other two.  Maybe it is because they are no longer looking so little...well...Ryan maybe.
6th Grade....looking all that and more.  Look out middle school here she comes…

Proud Mommy Moments...Why Yes They Are Mine!

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I am participating in Proud Mommy Moments with Emmy and Kmama.








As I thought about this post, I had a hard time deciding what I would brag post about.  You see, it's been a rather crazy week in the CA home.  What with all the drama surrounding Little Middles schooling.  If you missed that post, you can catch it here.  And there was the whole event of registering my teenager for high school.  During all of that drudgery, my kids were obedient, they didn't fight, there were no fits, no cries of boredom, they simply went on with me.  And it was never a few minutes here and there.  It was always long and usually hot.  And they did it with out grumbling.

Today is the first day of school.  It's strange because, one is already there.  The teenager.  She starts high school today.  And they start before 8.  She was up at 5:30.  I am guessing she was.  I was still asleep.  I woke up praying she was up and ready and not still passed out.  She was up, dressed and raring to go.  Will thi…

The Boomerang...

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There is a ride at Knott's Berry Farm called the Boomerang.  Follow the link to see it in action if you want.  (It wouldn't let me embed.)  I feel like I have been stuck on a boomerang like ride since about April.  At one point a rider says, "Which way are we going?"

In April, during an IEP meeting for my middle, I was informed that another local elementary would be offering a 6th grade program for the 2011-2012 school year.  Out here, 6th grade is grouped into the middle school.  I am scared to death and worried about her success.  It's a jungle in there.  At my interest, I quickly put her name in.  And let the ride begin:  Keep your hands and arms in at all times and enjoy your ride.  Riders, prepare to launch!

May:  I was told she was in the program!  Yippee!  Except...she really wasn't.  So got put on the waiting list.  And if anyone back out, she was first on the list.  I was called the first week in June.  She was in!  This time for real.  I just needed…

The Status Quote

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After a leave of absence we are back by semi-popular demand!  You remember the game.  Find your funniest status updates that your friends and families posted and share them here.  To protect the guilty or innocent please omit names and cities.  :)  Then simply link up with myself or Emmy!   Dear customer service,
I should begin by telling you that I am typing this with my middle finger...I can think of a school or two I need to middle finger type too.2 days back at work and im already daydreaming about punching people in the face. Obviously my vacation wasnt long enough lol.  Do not get on her bad side.  Seriously.  I have independently decided that Pluto is still a planet. Astrophysicists (except the one I know personally) be damned. Thank you Pluto for being there for us all these years.  Three cheers for Pluto!!!Wine Tasting tip #113: if your limo driver decides to pee on the winery building we will hate him. And you know what? By association we'll have a pretty hard ti…

Since When...?

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Since did registering for school become so dang difficult?  I mean when I was a kid, I remember standing in a line getting my schedule and my PE clothes and going home.  That was it easy.  I really don't remember anything to it.  You didn't get your books until the first day of school...of course we had lockers too.  But still...books could be handed out on the first day of school now...couldn't they.

Registering for school is now an event.  You make a day of it.  Now if I had been smart--sometimes I am and it is so awesome--I would done "fast track" which would have saved me about 45 minutes of time.  Yep, 45 minutes.    Kristin's day to register was a Wednesday, and I was missing a very important piece of information.  Her shot records.  It didn't matter.  They were not current.  Which was annoying, because she was all up to date.  No exceptions.  So that meant go to the doctor and have them pull her file and make a copy of her chart and go back the nex…