Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm Much Too Young To Feel...

Staying up too late giggling is getting harder and harder to bounce back from. It now takes almost an entire day to get over it. It used to be that I would get up, feel fine and come evening, I would just be draggy. Taking a whole day to get over giggling and over-sharing is a luxury I can't really afford...but I am not yet ready to give up either. What a dilemma.

So last night was the first PATCH meeting. I am a board member this year for the first time in my homeschooling career. I am in charge of coordinating the meetings. Last night I had the monumental task of scheduling the meeting agenda and then keeping us on track through 2 hours of information from several different speakers. AND, I was successful. Of course, in my mind, I had scheduled way more time than everyone SAID they needed and so I was sure I could get us out in 1:45. I was wrong. BUT, I did get us out in two so only the board members know that I missed my 1:45 goal. EXCEPT, I just told all of you and some of you were there. I am a open book, "it is a blessing and a curse". (Who says that?)

After the meeting, a few of us went out to the IHOP to chatter on and on about meaningless drivel in a restaurant that doesn't close. It is NIRVANA to a homeschooling mom without much time unaccompanied by minors. We laugh, we cry, we complain, we affirm, we encourage and yes, we even prayed. We lament the people who left before we could nab them to go. We lament the people who declined going that we did invite. We then sigh because they miss all the fun, nanananabooboo! ( I sigh inside a little when I remember my 2 TX friends that are 'partying' with a new group that can't possibly compare to me. LOL) I only wish I could say I woke up rarin' to go. HEH, not so much.

So tonight, I go to bed early with the hope of a more productive day in the AM.


Mia said...

I am NOT trying to kiss up or get in good with the new management BUT that was the BEST PATCH MEETING EVAH!!
No really it was! Great information,humor,handouts,interaction from the community (Michelle the library lady ROCKS!)snacks,plenty of opportunity to participate etc..etc.. WOW!
Sorry I didn't join the festivities but I'm too old to stay out late...I pay for it big time the next day!

hulagirlatheart said...

Once a year our bunco group has a sleepover with karoke. It is bliss, but I pay dearly for it the next day.