Family and Life:
What an odd week...
- When it rains our landline now doesn't work and we've had rain this week. Thursday night our phone dialed 911 at 1:00am... all by itself. We awoke to a sheriff's deputy ringing our doorbell to make sure we were alright.
- The national tour of the Wizard of Oz that my daughter was going to perform in got cancelled (thus freeing up our long weekend)
- I withdrew from doing my National Boards. HUGE decision for me. There was just too much going on and I knew that I wouldn't do a good job to get all the portfolios, student work, 20-page papers, etc done by the end of March. I feel relief at not having to deal with the stress and guilt for having quit. I am not a quitter.
On a positive note, my daughter and I went to a visiting Gem Faire Friday and Saturday with a couple friends of hers. We had so much fun checking out all the amazing beads, gems, and jewelry. I love the textures and colors! Some of it is SO expensive! We went for the bargain stuff then came home and make necklaces. Mine is on the right and is made from turquoise and silver.
We've had rain most of the weekend so we headed to the beach yesterday afternoon at low tide to let the dog run. That was really fun since the beach was virtually empty (except of course for two die-hard surfers!)
Bad news this week. Our School Board has listed the potential cuts to the budget and the Librarians (that's me) and our techs are on the list for 30% reductions. We don't know if that means cutting 2 of the 7 librarians and spreading the rest of us out or if we'd each be reduced to 70% in the library and 30% in the classroom. If they cut us and the techs the libraries will have to close for 30% of each day.
I really enjoy my job and hope that there are no reductions to the library positions. I know that California is in a terrible financial situation, but how deep can these cuts go to all these important programs?!
Books and Reading:
I've got an international give away going on right now:
- Click on the link to enter a chance to win a copy of Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker by Marla Martenson. This one ends Friday, February 25.
Thank you to Kero (I don't have a Russian keyboard to type the name correctly) for giving me the Lovely Blog Award!