Saturday, August 23, 2008

PTA & The Grocery Game

Ok... I have had a very grown up feeling week. I realize i am 36 years old. But i don't think i have felt like such a "MOM" ever in my life. Between: getting 5 kids school supplies and clothes, being up at Leelani's school distributing school supply kits, and bringing and arranging food for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon's and calling a hundred people for PTA recruitment, getting my books and supplies as well as getting me registered for college. Then to top it all off, Lydia called tonight and wanted to teach me The Grocery Game. It is this cool system for coupons and store sales. It was pretty fun. SO i have to tell you. I bought $383 worth of groceries and a few remaining school supplies i needed for $194. I saved almost half. My Friend teaching me was sort of sad i had to buy eggs and milk for my standard groceries cause it messed up my average... You just never see milk coupons. Bottom line it was a busy week, but a great week. This week has made it very clear to me that i am just much happier in life when i am busy, like crazy busy. It satisfies some sick twisted need to feel useful. I have given up sleep because it is my only alone time, but i should be able to sleep again when school starts up. HA!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Back to School for me too!

Becky has inspired me! My personal goals keep getting interrupted with everyone life but my own. Something in the Visitgn teaching message spoke to me. That as women we get lost in our responsibilities and forget who we are at our core. I can SO agree with that. I am someones, mom, wife, president or friend. Where did I go in all of this? Well all 5 kids are in school so i thought this is the perfect time to finish up my degree. I have so many credits here and there that i really need to get them compiled into something. I am signed up for classes again. I was going into special ed. Well honestly i feel like i deal with Special Ed all day with my own little ones. But i still am drawn to teaching and or social work. I will finish my teaching certificate of course, but i am going to social work as well. Do a major in one minor in another situation. As it is i have 3 years worth of credits but i need to get them into some form. I keep having to start over at different schools and that so screws up my timeline. Anyway... i will plug away some more at them. Slow and steady wins the race as they say.