Sunday, June 12, 2011

Put on a few years

Today I looked in the mirror and saw a tired old woman staring back at me. Yikes! I suppose allowing my 8 year old to have a sleepover with seven friends for his birthday is enough to age anyone. What in the world was I thinking?!!!!

I'll look again tomorrow and hopefully lose a few years.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Key to A Great Posting

We've been posted to many countries over the last 13 years. There are a lot of factors that go into whether or not we like where we are living. And while a great school for the kids is top consideration, what makes a post wonderful are the friends we make. A few postings have stood out in this regard. And, I am so glad to say that our current posting is one of them. Having friends that make me laugh, and appreciate my quirky sense of humor so that I too can make them laugh, is priceless, truly priceless!!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lucky Raffle Day

So, we had our Spring Fair at T's school. The weather was beautiful, we had some great events (Zorb balls, sumo costumes, pony rides, bouncy castles and the list goes on), we had a wonderful turn-out and the PTO made some pretty good money for next year. All in all a great day. But, it gets even better (for me at least). . . .

At the Fair, we were having a raffle with some really great prizes, so I decided to buy a few tickets. I bought myself 11 tickets (buy 10 get one free). I was working in the Coca-Cola booth when I first heard my name called. I won a cake at the Hilton. Then a few mintues later, I heard my name again. This time, I won dinner for 4 at McD's + coffee. Then a little while later I heard my name AGAIN. This time I won a framed, signed illustration by a published illustrator who had visited our school. Finally, for the last prize, guess whose name they drew. Yes, that's right, I won again. And, this time, it was the IPAD 2 with a one-year free contract. Wow, Wow, Wow. I only bought 11 tickets. I am still in disbelief. Of course, I'm told the I-Pad isn't really mine. Apparently the boys are laying claim to it. We will see about that. . . .I guess I should practice what I preach and share. ;)