This week was filled with highs and lows. This past weekend we celebrated the family's March birthdays and I got to see my sister and my brother and his family. Tuesday after school, Magoo ran out the back door barefoot to play in our yard. No sooner did we get out the door than she fell to the ground crying that she stepped on something. Sure enough, she actually stepped on a bee and got stung. I carried her inside and treated the sting. Before long she was up and dancing around. Then after dinner we went out to play before bed and Magoo jumped off the swing only to land on her hand. All that force traveled up her little arm and that girl let out a wail. Seriously, we were outside for 5 minutes. I talked her into sitting on my lap so I could hold her and assess her injury. She said to me, "I wish today had never happened." It broke my heart. So I called my mom and dad to come sit for Junior. They were on their way out to dinner for Dad's birthday. We were out way too late at Urgent Care to find out that it was indeed a fracture right at the top of the Radius. I put my poor, achy, tired girl to bed as soon as we got home. While I was out, my Mom did all the dishes.
Wednesday evening, my parents came over to watch the kids so I could attend another all-school meeting. Our little Waldorf school is in serious financial trouble. We're at the point where we need to raise $50,000 just to make it through the year. So bring on the fund raising. After we reach that goal, we (the board, the staff, and the parent community) need to determine whether or not we'll stay in our current building, put the building on the market and search for a new home, or say good-bye to Waldorf education in our area. No one involved wants to give up on this school so we have some hard work ahead of us. I defiantly had a hard time sleeping that night. My mind just wouldn't shut down.
Thursday evening the girls and I participated in Pinwheels for Prevention to kick off National Child Abuse Prevention Month. I've taken the girls for the past few years and I think it's a good tradition. This year the volunteers planted 3,163 pinwheels. That number equals the number of reported child abuse cases in our county. The pinwheels are a beautiful reminder of such a horrible reality. I hope it gets some attention.
Last night as the hubby and I were relaxing we caught up on the DVR. Then, to my surprise, on Grimm I spotted one of the guys I went to college with. It was bound to happen sooner or later. I did theater with some really talented people. Some are in LA, some are in New York, some are making movies, and some are running theaters. It's just cool to see someone I got to work with succeed. Love it.
Today our school had a huge rummage sale to help raise funds. They hubby was there all morning doing some heavy lifting. He even picked up some treasures. He came home with three toy dinosaurs for the girls. My girls love dinosaurs. This afternoon, Junior actually napped and Magoo and I had some time for just the two of us. I took her out on an adventure to get coffee for her dad. It was good to have Mommy/Magoo time. When we got home we got to work making some cupcakes. Mom and Dad came over and the hubby grilled steaks to celebrate his birthday. After dinner and delicious cupcakes Grandma and I helped the girls string beads for Spring necklaces. It was so thoughtful of my mom to bring this crafty project over for the girls. They had so much fun. I had so much fun.
*sigh* And so this night and this week comes to a close and I wonder what next week will bring. *sigh* This Mom Loves the up and powers through the downs. I can do this.
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