Hello, all, and Happy New Year. I do know we’re six days in, but my children don’t return to school until tomorrow, and I feel like my life (my self-directed life, that is) starts when they have another venue than home. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to enjoy more Volunteer Mom posts. I’m happy to say that Lynne and I have finished the final edits of Volunteer Mom and are in the go mode. Cross your fingers! Just to give you a little something to chuckle over, I’m attaching the email below which I wrote in the depths of holiday frustration and emailed to each of my family members – even 12-year-old Joe:
I have completed my annual (bi-annual) silverware count, after looking in rooms and guesthouse, etc. Of our everyday silverware we have the following:
large forks 16
small forks 6
We started 2013 with 16 of each. If you have any silverware rat-holed in cars, etc, please bring back today. I plan to order replacements tomorrow, and have to buy a new set of 5 each as they only come in sets of knife, large fork, small fork, tablespoon and small spoon. At this moment, this means 10 new sets. They are very expensive. They will wipe out our restaurant budget for the next month. So any salvage is welcome.
Can you relate? Comment and let me know you’re still out there! By the way, the calendar in the picture is the “Uncalendar” and has been my favorite paper planner/calendar for several years. If you’re interested it’s available at www.uncalendar.com/. The pages look like this – see below – and the format somehow manages to accommodate both my right and left brain. Stay tuned!