FameThrowa called me this morning just to make sure everything was okay, since I haven’t blogged in a dog’s age. And it is – we are still here and doing well, just busy. She suggested it would be a good idea to make a post notifying the world that I am not dead, so here you go. I must say it’s a nice side effect of blogging that people notice when you aren’t there.
Mostly I’ve been busy with PTA stuff – completely reworking the school website and wrapping up another project I’ve been working on for the school library. The shine is definitely off the rose (is that some sort of mixed metaphor? hm) when it comes to the PTA. Last year I was so gung ho, and even at the start of this year I was ready to work. Now I find I’m just so very tired of it all.
I can’t really say why the change – it wasn’t any particular incident and everyone has certainly been very nice and appreciative of my work and all that. It’s just that it is taking up so much of my time, and although I am doing it for my kids, they don’t really appreciate it. It’s just too nebulous to them right now that Mommy is Raising Money for the School, when they’d really prefer it if Mommy Was Reading Them A Book or Taking Them To The Park.
So next year I’m going to be taking a break from the PTA, and to ensure that I could feel good about that decision I had to wrap up a bunch of small to-do items that I’ve been putting off, and hence the quiet week around here. I didn’t even make a pie last week, I was so burnt out. Pie eaters of the world, I have failed you!
In other news, I have actually chosen a place for Blog Out Loud. Now if I could only get them to return any one of my hundreds of emails and phone messages to confirm the date, I could actually announce it. ARGH. I intend to storm down there on Thursday evening and force them to listen to me. I WILL BE HEARD. OUT LOUD. Get it? Oh, I crack myself up.
Anyway, hopefully there will be an announcement on that front next week sometime.
Now I’m off to make muffins, continue slowly extracting myself from the PTA, and continue being alive. Still here!