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Friday, 8/21/15

Friday, August 21, 2015

I just keep waiting for the merry-go-round to stop and let me off! I was to have a calm morning where I could get the last of things needed printed for co-op finished and get a start on my employee packets for the two clients I will be supporting beginning September. Wasn't meant to be I guess.

Started out smoothly.... Isaac off for his morning of therapy and Maegann and I had our weekly breakfast at McD's before running a couple of errands. This time for paint for her bed that she and her dad are going to build. We then spent time cleaning the bathrooms and after that was done is when it all came crashing down.

We have one family from co-op that just wouldn't meet the deadlines to re-register and our Registrar was more than accomodating and offered several new deadlines for them throughout the summer months. Didn't become a crisis until this morning when our Registrar sent out the email to this family stating "registration is now closed and I am sorry but we cannot register any more families for the coming school year." Oh my..... panic set in from this mom and after several communications the decision was made to stick firm with our "no." I thought we'd be done, but no. This mom then called another co-op mom and vented her disappointment, which is understandable, but I had to step in with a firmer email after she left yet another voice message telling me what this other mom had said in response to her venting. I had to put an end to what could have been a spiraling, divisive time. Thankfully by the end of the afternoon...yep....this started about 10:30 a.m. and didn't end until about 3:30 p.m....the other mom knew why I'd sent the note and things were fine and I'd had another note from the venting mom stating her apology for sounding like she was being divisive. I was then able to back off a bit and be kinder and now all is quiet. Honestly, I was okay with them not returning as her daughter was one of the teens that I would have needed to address this year about her behaviors re: the boys.

So.... it was already noon now and Isaac was home. We had one hour for lunch and to get out of the house for the afternoon's activities. I dropped him off with friends on the way to the teen party. I then stayed for the couple of hours while they had a good time and Maegann had a good learning experience. She realized that some of the "issues" she thought were just to her alone were not. She witnessed the same being offered to others. Means I have to be diligent this year as some of the stuff has not yet gone away. She did have fun for the most part, but really dislikes all the conversation that the girls have when they are off on their own....all about boys. I'm thankful her counselor has helped her to at least go to this event and I know she can help her sort it out more next week.

Once home it was time for supper and then I have been able to finish up some things on the brokering and for a final weigh-in here on Spark.

I did receive some fun mail too.

I found it funny the book that Isaac's specialist asked me to read came at the same time as my ClaryCalm essential oils. Yep...I use the oil because of my "explosive child." LOL

Tomorrow.... Bountiful Basket, a couple quick errands and then home to spend the day with the kids while Tim is at work. He doesn't have to go in quite as early so he and the kids are going to see my dad like they used to. A break for me!

Biggest Loser Summer Challenge - Team Emerald
Yesterday was our final weigh-in for the summer challenge and after a sluggish start I was able to finish with 8.6 lb. gone! I hope to continue the trend through the Fall challenge.

5% Summer Challenge - Team Daisy
Saturday is the final weigh-in for this one and I have already made it past the 5% mark. Yeah!!

It's been awhile since I've seen this kind of success in my challenge teams personally. Made me happy after such a rough day!
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    Ugh...people who can't meet deadlines then make it other people's problems really get to me. So glad you remained firm. It isn't fair to everyone else who got their registrations done on time if someone else gets away with problem causing.

    I understand where Maegann is coming from with the discussions re: boys but I hope she also realizes that it is typical for girls to start talking about them at this age. Not saying the discussion was appropriate or what might have been said was appropriate or not but it is typical. I never fit in as a teen though due to my lack of going 'gaga' over the boys like most of the girls did though. Never felt right to me. At any rate, I'm sure you understand what I am trying to say.

    1567 days ago
    Why do some people have such a hard time meeting deadlines? It sounds like you handled it properly and I'm glad that things calmed down about it. Hope that your Saturday stays calm!
    1570 days ago
    1570 days ago
    The mail looks like it was meant to go together!
    1570 days ago
    Glad the party worked out okay--the behaviors can be addressed right off the bat. It IS pretty funny about the book and the oils coming the same day!
    1570 days ago
    I agree God Bless!
    1570 days ago
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