Mommajb and Poppy!
I forget all the other personals I wanted to do.
Gentle 3 this morning with RP in the mist, followed by a quick round of "runner's yoga" from the Women's Running mag.
I ran 110 miles in January!
In other news...I got my girls jeans and pants from the thrift store last week, and they are so happy (they have only worn skirts for years). They just want to look 'normal.' So, although I won't buy short shorts or anything tight, I think it's fine. And they are so ... happy. Makes me wonder if I have been making them miserable for years.
As for myself, I finally got (thank you mom) a pair of jeans from the Gap. I don't know when I will get up the nerve to wear them out of the house, but they look good. Heh.
Tell me if I am wrong on this issue, Dingo wise ladies: ds' preschool (through our synagogue) is having an art auction tomorrow night, auctioning off items the kids have made (and some parents, etc.). It's supposedly obligatory to go. However, I emailed the director because there is no way, with our trying to catch up on past bills, that I can afford ticket to the auction ($18) plus babysitting (easily $40 for 3 kids for 4 hours) plus whatever the items cost (t-shirts with my kids' names on them, magnet, various doodads that were made with the intention the parents would buy the things made by their own kids -- likely at least $30-$50).
I understand this is the main fundraiser for the school and they don't operate with a large margin at all, but I can't swing this. I asked if they would just put aside the things with my kids' names and I would buy them paying out over time. Now the director wants to 'speak with me.'
I hate these kinds of conversations. We're not paying tuition there; the state is (universal pre-K). I really would love to avoid having this 'conversation' (because I am a chickensh*t in direct confrontation with another human -- I do much better in writing
). Am I out of line here? I kind of resent the obligatory nature of this (i.e. the kids make stuff that no one else but their parents would want and the parents have to shell out $$ to get it).
I wish I had money to donate, I really do. It's a great little preschool. But I don't.[my parents are leaving today...my mom just 'suggested' that I find out prices on cleaning services and maybe she would kick in. I guess my cleaning isn't as good as I thought it was. ]