Tuesday, April 20, 2010


It's a busy week at my house. It always is but this week? More than usual. I'm still applying for as many jobs that I am qualified for and can find which is more time consuming than I can tell you. Remember the old days of typing up a resume, getting copies and then typing up custom cover letters and popping it in the mail? Yeah - those days are long gone. In the name of "ease" and "technology" the application process requires retyping of the resume and reference sheets and then attaching documents of the same. Why, in the name of all that is holy and good, do they need two copies of the same information? I find it so frustrating that something that was created to make job hunting easier has actually made is much more complex and time consuming. I think the Powers That Be who are in charge of these decisions really need to learn more about the process they have created.

So there is that vent. :)

Anyway.....PTO is keeping me busy this week, too. Tomorrow is Administrative Assistants Day (you know - the ol' Secretaries Day) so I am gathering the items necessary to put together the gift for the two Admin. Assistants at the school. Tomorrow is also Kelton's appointment with the specialist concerning his ongoing medical issue. It's the first time we're seeing the specialist and I'm a bit apprehensive about it.

Thursday Dakota's mom is having surgery, it's Take Your Child to Work Day and it's PTO Bingo Night. How the surgery goes will drive how the night goes since it's Dakota's night with the kids and I should be working the Bingo Night. Dakota will take the kids to work with her Thursday and I will pick them up around lunch time so that she can get over to see her mom. Somewhere in the day I need to make Irish Soda Bread for Kelton to take to school on Friday.

Friday is The Cultural Parade for 3rd and 4th graders in both of the school districts in the city and since Kelton is in a split class, he will be taking part. Dakota is going to come over and meet Kaylen and I on the parade route so we can cheer him on. After the parade, Dakota will take off and Kaylen and I will return to the school to help with the "cultural feast" with the kids.

PHEW! I'm tired just plotting it all out.

This weekend is my weekend with the kids....something tells me it will be a low key weekend because we are all going to be tired from the week.


Tanya said...

Sounds busy! I'm curious, were you in Kelton's class a lot in Kinder?

Casey said...

I worked in the class one day a week for 3 hours. :)

Tanya said...

And they now expect a lot of sitting and paying attention during that time, right? I remember Kinder use to be like an extension of Preschool, but I'm not seeing/hearing that anymore. It's more sit down, sit strait, pay attention, do your work, isn't it?

Casey said...

In our school district, yes. K is acedemically-based. It is what first grade use to be to us when we were that age. They learn to read and write and do math. It's not preschool-like at all.