On Being An Executive Director
Me (to a co-worker): About 75% of my job is thinking of really clever responses and then letting them die in my brain before I say them out loud. But I’m glad I can still come up with them. It keeps me sane.
Another heartfelt apology
frageelay: I just used the non-word “totes” instead of “totally” while texting with my friend. I deeply regret this choice and will endeavor to do and be better in the future. No promises as to my continued use of ‘bestie.’ Duly noted. :)
Just Putting this Out Here
I just posted an excerpt of a very rough draft of what I’m currently writing on my personal blog, so I thought it was only fair to share it here too. It’s very rough. And I’m not so much asking for feedback as I am appreciation that I actually shared it publicly. Also, it’s a cut and paste so who knows how it’s going to format: Lou looked around the theatre. It looked and felt so much like home...
While everyone else in OKC was watching the Thunder/Heat game, the kids and I watched Deathly Hallows Pts. 1&2 on HBO Family. Our pro basketball team made it to the finals and I’m watching Harry Potter. Something must be wrong with me. I’m OK with that.
A Short Fairy Tale
Once upon a time, there was a museum intern. She got a job at an Oklahoma territorial history museum. Her favorite thing to do was teach field trips. At first, she loved pretending to be the Farmer’s Wife when the kids did their hands-on activities in the Farmhouse. Then, she developed a love for being the One Room Schoolhouse teacher. (It’s still her favorite.) She never loved...
Our manufactured cabin is littered with wet bathing suits and the smell of chlorine, lake water, sunscreen, and campfire smoke lingers in the air. The kids are thoroughly worn out from everything they did today. McCamping wasn’t the worst idea after all.
In Defense of McCamping
My son took one look at the lake and swore he was NOT going into that murky water. But, he’s been off the computer, away from the tv, and in the pool all day today.
ALL of the Fun
We are at one of those cheesy Jellystone camping resorts. I call this McCamping or faux camping at best, but I’m trying to bite my tongue because it’s all my husband wanted for Father’s Day. Also, I’m resisting the urge to drag him and the kids out of bed to get moving on all of the activities here because dammit we paid for this, let’s go have all of the fun RIGHT...
My Husband and I Vacation Separately
So why did we think a family camping trip was a good idea? Sigh.
Dear Person Who Rented the Museum for Your Work...
I’m sorry that, two weeks before the event, you find our parking “insufficient for our needs.” Remember how we strongly suggested several times that you make an appointment to tour the venue BEFORE you booked it, but you ignored us, insisted it was perfect, signed a contract, faxed it to us, AND paid in full? That. I’m glad you noted during today’s tantrum that...
We Leave for the Lake in 8 Hours
So, bring on a puking kid. Welcome to my life.
Conversations with My 8 Year-Old
While I was celebrating with my co-workers and my 8 year-old, not everyone was having as much fun. The following conversation took place after I received several texts from home. (Explanations are in parentheses.) Me: (Looking at my phone) Oh dear. 8 Year-old: What happened? Me: Apparently they posted the cast list at Opera Camp. Natalie (teenaged daughter) got a female lead, Tristan (12...
Conversations with my Teenaged Daughter
Me: Good grief! I am 40 and I have more zits than I did when I was 14. Daughter: I can’t even see these imaginary zits of which you speak. Me: Well, there’s THIS one and THIS one, and don’t forget that HUGE one on my chin. Daughter: Well, that one looks like a blister and I didn’t even see the rest of them. Although, now that you’ve pointed them out… Me:...
A few months ago, I posted about how a family at church had lost their son in a drowning accident in their backyard pool. Of the many ironies in the situation, the worst was that they had bought that particular house just a couple of years ago so that their large family could enjoy having a pool each summer. At the time of the funeral, they decided to keep the pool instead of filling it in and...