Thursday, March 31, 2011

I sold my soul to the Classic Cookie Company, shamelessly.

As you might know I volunteered to be the PTO (PTA) President at my kids school. I wish I could say it was a hot contentious battle that I barely won, but really, there was no one else to do the job.

As part of this job you get inundated with constant offers that, this fundraising company, or that one, offers the best, most, fill in the blank, benefits to your school. It's an exhausting amount of emails and paperwork to toss (I mean patiently take my time to sort).

One company finally clinched me.

After coming to the school at least three times with BAKED yummy cookies, and countless emails, and even a phone call or two, he made an offer I couldn't refuse. 1,000 cookies for my next PTO event, if he could present at our next board meeting.

I warned him, I said I canceled our last fundraiser where we sold overpriced wrapping paper and crap gifts and that I was adamant there was an obesity crisis in our country in no small part due to gobs of yummy cookie dough, and that our PTO was going to be a nearly, basically totally impossible sell. And yet the poor guy said he would give it a shot.

So... about a month ago we sat through a ten minute, actually very good, presentation, in which we politely declined. We endured. And then today, the cookies have been delivered JUST IN TIME for our school's talent show.

Yes, it was worth it.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Time and New Beginnings

Who doesn't love spring? With all the rain, it's like the Earth is spring cleaning itself!

Today was one of those horrible no great days that Alexander talks about. Tough to find some joys in a day like this, but I will try.

1. I ran and both stations (VH1 and the Country Music channel) I watch played music at opposite times and I didn't have to run through any commercials.

2. I had a yummy lunch with a new friend.

3. I said NO to a super cute pink leather handbag at Marshall's. This is a joy, because it gets me closer to my kitchen.

4. Two of my kids made me heart cards that said I was the best mom in the world.

5. I went to bed before 10 p.m.

I think sometimes we get into these cycles where we kind of are stuck going around and around. It's almost as if we are our own worst enemy when it comes to changing and doing better. Well just as the earth is spring cleaning itself as we speak, it's time for some changes for me as well. So, here's to taking one step, just one, in the right direction. Better.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New post

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Coming to a Computer Screen Near You.

A new Blog Look, a dedicated writer, and a photo or two.