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Five on Friday...

1. The Volunteer Tea was this morning at school. It's always a pleasant chance to catch up with other parents (who I see often, anyway, as we're always at school together volunteering, heh). Our principal also gave me a special gift -- she's a lovely person, and I'm really thrilled that she's come to our school. :)

2. This weekend is crazy-busy...but it should be the last one this bad for a while (maybe until August, when school stuff begins again). We have (including tonight) 6 'events' going on this weekend -- ack!

3. My work is mostly over for the next two weeks -- yay! I've been thinking about various issues with my revision, so I'm hoping I'll actually have time to work through them (on paper). The challenge comes because DH also works from home part of the time, and I have a hard time writing when he's in the office too (he talks to his computer while he works -- and sometimes that talking turns to muttered curses -- plus, he listens to heavy metal, which isn't my favorite). I have a laptop, though, so I'm thinking I need to take that somewhere and work that way...plus, then I'd feel less confined. That might be the ticket (though I love our home office when DH isn't around, heh).

4. One of our 'events' this weekend is the final game for D's flag football. I'm relieved it's over, though I do think it was a mostly good experience for D. But a couple of the boys on his team are so unathletic that it's almost painful to watch them out there. I'm helping the coach with their certificates, and we're struggling to come up with a positive, sporty term for one of those, especially -- what do you say about someone who truly has no athletic ability?? I want to use the word 'heartfelt,' but the coach really wants something related to sports... Of course, D is getting the award for 'Best All-Around Player,' so he'll be happy. :)

5. Both my kiddos have colds right now. I think D's came from his allergies (which flared up again as soon as the snow melted). Poor E, though, has one of those annoying coughs that won't stop. She *hates* being sick (doesn't everyone?), and she spends her time sighing dramatically (which is kind of funny) when she's not coughing.

Well, I need to get busy with stuff -- happy Friday! Anything fun planned for your weekend?

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robinellen
May. 19th, 2013 02:44 am (UTC)
Oh, I like dedicated -- though he's more dedicated in general than to the sport, specifically :) He's a nice kid, and I think he'd *like* to be athletic...but he just isn't.
boreal_owl
May. 18th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
re#4: Before I learned how to swim, I had to over come a swimming-in-deep-water phobia. The certificate I earned at camp that year read, Most Improved Swimmer. (It took me years to figure out that it was a left-handed compliment, at best. :-) )

I eventually became quite a good swimmer despite my rocky beginning.

Edited at 2013-05-18 02:20 pm (UTC)
robinellen
May. 19th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
I'm not a good swimmer, either -- in fact, I'm not very good at sports, in general. I can do most of them (ie, enough to get by in neighborhood games), but I never excelled...I'm glad you became a good swimmer :)
christine444
May. 18th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
Team Player (someone who cheers on the team from the bench or dugout) ;>)

Sending get-well vibes to the kids. I'm going to a Scholastic warehouse sale today (fun for me, anyway), and hope to find some great books. :>)
robinellen
May. 19th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
Oh, I hope it was fun! I had a great time at our recent warehouse sale (about 10 days ago).
christine444
May. 19th, 2013 04:26 am (UTC)
I got 6 books, all half-price. :>) And saw a lot of friends' books, too.
robinellen
May. 19th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
Nice! :) I ended up with 15 (for a total of $42) -- and I also enjoyed all the friends' books I saw :)
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