I've got time.
So here goes....
* I just don't get these stamps, sorry Michele.
I've been looking at them for the past week and I just don't get it.
But then again, I don't get headless people either so one could assume I wouldn't get oddly shaped heads without noses and mouths either.
* Still working on the 'ol Christmas cards.
But I'm also working on some New Years cards as well, just in case a few don't get out in time.
* Went to Max's school to find out why they are giving him 1/2 day absence for going to get lab work done a couple weeks ago.
Apparently it's an "excused" absence like a sick day, death in the family, doctor's appointment would be but still counts as absent.
What's the big deal you ask?
Well, at Max's school they make a big hairy deal about having perfect attendance.
So much so that last year when he got strep twice he cried and cried about missing one day of school each time.
Because there's an award involved here.
And an assembly.
So I went to school to find out if he could get a waiver or something because the poor kid had to have bloodwork done that Monday morning and after 9am at the hospital that is 35 minutes from the school.
The school secretary is such a yotch and not just this particular day, I swear I almost had a smackdown in the school office this morning.
I could've whooped her.
I was so fed up with her bitchy attitude and the way she was talking to me, I just said, "you know what, let me talk to the principal."
"She's not here today."
We walk out of the attendance office and who is standing there.....the principal.
"She's not here today, huh?!"
She promptly walks up to her and starts...
"Mrs. Collins came in questioning Max's attendance and is being so rude..."
I promplty chime in..."I would just like to speak to you myself if you have a moment, if not I can make an appointment."
The principal is super nice.
She spoke to me, apologized for the crabby yotch that works in their office.
Then explained, she couldn't put our .5 day back on his record.
He won't get the award.
He won't be in the special assembly.
They would only do it for religious reasons.
If your kid has a disability and needs medical treatments, etc...they'll never get an award.
Or be the star in a special assembly.
It's just not right.
I'm getting misty even thinking about it now.
We've worked so hard, battled for everything and still...
Maybe it's just PMS.
But I'm still pissed at the whole situation
And especially that lady.
Would it kill her to be just a tad nice?
Especially cuz she works with kids.
And I have to tell the kid, "mom couldn't fix it".
And hear him argue about what is fair and then tell me how he won't care anymore about going to school.
That's what he does.
And I honestly just thought they would do what was right.
I feel like I have a mission now for my kid and all the other special kiddos out there, we want perfect attendance too!
* Papertrey Ink is coming out with new stamps, tonight.
Some of the sneak peeks look appealing.
And Nichole Heady is pure genius when it comes to fresh ideas, I love that.
* Having a little holiday lunch with some buddies tomorrow, so I guess I should tidy up the place a little, or at least shove it all in closets til they leave.
* A muse has come out with new stamps for their Valentine release and someone may have already bought some when she got an exclusive sneak peek a couple weeks ago.
And someone nice person over at A muse may have also sent this person some of their new bling and some Elzybells to play with.
You can see all the new goodies here.
* My buddy Noel is running a sale this weekend, right Noel?
And her shipping is totally fast, so if anyone's hubbies are looking for some scrappy presents for you ladies, send them over to her shop, she'll get it to ya in time!
* MaryAnn has started a new blog and from what I know of her and have heard, I think it will be the next best thing since sliced bread.
She's going to feature all kinds of artists and handmade goodness, so be sure to add that this one to your bloglines. INDIEPENDENCE
* I know Guns 'n Roses is scary but this story is hysterical.
Sorry about the long vent.
I've got a hard time with anger and letting things go.
It's on the list for things to work on next year.
But it isn't 2008 yet!
More Christmas RAKs will be posted next week, promise.
Have a happy and safe weekend everyone, especially those of us who may be getting some of the white stuff!
Friday, December 14