Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Sweetness and Light and all that Jazz...

Really - I had these WONDERFUL intentions of posting one of those make you want to just smile posts, the kind you e-mail to all your old high school friends and close relatives because well, darn-it, it just touched you right there...   Of course then I remembered that while I possess a pretty good funny bone (which produces posts you can e-mail to the weird neighbor) and a really good ranting gene (which produces posts that you can e-mail to co-workers) I'm not really sure I have whatever it takes to do "touching".

So instead I will use the excuse of being REALLY busy for the next little while and beg your forgiveness while I drop off the face of the earth... wait, no, just off the face of the blogosphere - you see - it is that wonderful time of year again when we hold our school book-fair... which means basically that twice a year I put everything on hold to sit and smile behind a table trying to raise a few bucks so that the PTA can turn around and buy MORE books for the teachers.  
Being an admitted book junkie you would think this would SO be my bag... and it probably is - I'm also addicted to throwing a really good party so for me this is great, I go all out with the book-fair theme and I even dress up (anyone got a pith helmet?) to pitch a few books.  The problem?  Well, it's that whole "family" thing - they begin to feel neglected when I spend one week setting the whole thing up, another week running the thing, and the third week reconciling the financials and trying to catch up on all the things left undone at home during weeks one and two.  I'm giving it up next year - for my mental health and because the kids can't eat THAT many budget frozen entrees!

No really - I grabbed a few handfuls of each flavor last week because dinner is too much to think about when I'm in the book-fair "zone"... I guess my diet is safe for at least one more week!

Anyway - I'm sure I'll pop in at least occasionally because... well, because that's just how I am - but my guess is that until the dust settles I will have my brain full of financial mumbo jumbo and ordering hoopla...  so, "discuss amongst yourselves" and I'll be right back
(yeah, that's not quite right without the Church Lady voice)

7 comments:

Becky said...

Good luck with the book fair. I miss you already! :)

cold cocoa said...

Well, are you supposed to be there the whole time? At our school we have volunteers, and so the lady in charge is only there to fill in the gaps. So do you order the books? Or how does it all work? How many free books do you get out of it?

just the five of us said...

Is your book fair theme Scholastic Safari? Our library was decorated so cute! We also do our book fair during Grandparents week and parent conferences. Great Way to get people in to spend money.

Have fun wearing a pith hat :D (post picture please)

Sher said...

When you're done with the bookfair I think you should post a picture of you with your new haircut so we can see it. That would be great:)

Mrs de Miranda said...

Have fun and Good luck!!

gingela5 said...

Good luck with the bookfair! I hope it's a huge success and that you don't get too stressed out!

Heather B said...

I know how you feel--imagine a garage full of cases of Girl Scout cookies, and five kids wondering just how many nights in a row they get to eat spaghetti... ah, those were the days. Good luck, and take care! Now I am only left to wonder who will comment on my blog without you? sniff, sniff