Sunday, May 17, 2009


In case you don't know me very well, I'm heavily involved in our grade school PTA. I've been on the board for several years now and don't see an end any time soon. Lots and lots and lots of hours spent at the school in many different areas, but I secretly love it.

One of the funnest parts of being on the board is PTA convention. Two days one night, no kids, friends, fun, food, motivational speakers, lots of free stuff (this year there was even a $20.00 gift card to Applebees,) and if you are lucky you might even learn something about your new job for next year. I'll be the treasurer. If you know me please don't laugh too loud; my accountant husband has promised to help. (I'll just write the checks.) Anyway, back to the real subject; Convention. If you have never been, I strongly recommend getting involved in PTA just so you can go. It is the BEST!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

My personal discovery

Don't you love it when you discover something by accident? I was using Lime Away on my soap holder in the bathtub last night, trying to get rid of some build up. I put it on and planned on letting it sit for a few minutes and fell asleep on the couch.

The next morning when I remembered it was there, the little ring where the water goes out was coated in it, and I thought I'd ruined it. Imagine my surprise when I wiped it off and it was perfectly clean! For years I've hated my bath tub because the faucet and ring were so stained and I couldn't get them clean. I coated the faucet and left it for a long time (had to do it a couple of times) but it is now clean!!! I couldn't believe it! I've used Lime Away my whole life, and never knew it could do that.

Dumb I know, but it was a great find for me.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wet pants

I'm feeling a little frustrated right now. My darling 7 year old who I love dearly has now wet his pants three times in the past WEEK!!! This time at school and he told me he couldn't go to the bathroom because his friend D. told him it was haunted. I'm trying to find out if there are underlying problems here, but it is hard not to just be FURIOUS!!!

Willy Wonka Jr.

Life at our house has revolved around Willy Wonka Jr. It has been so much fun listening to the music, helping with costumes, watching the kids practice, and getting ready for the big production.

Well last Thursday was the 1st big night! They did a great job! Mr. T was an Oompa Loompa and a squirrel (so cute!). Jman was Augustus Gloop. I tried to get Jman to let me stuff his whole body, but he drew the line at his shirt.

Jman did a great job on his song and so did all the other cute kids. Veruka did such a good job she blew the speakers with her scream!

One performance down, and Friday night is the final performance. It will be nice when it is over, but I think we will all miss it.