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Please Feed Her and other stuff…

Yesterday was the first day of school. My daughter is going into 1st grade and my son is entering the 6th grade. Last year she had the daycare folks help her buy lunch, etc. This year she is on her own and my son has a different lunch period so he can’t help her either.

So yesterday, in preparation for this, I sent her with the following:

  • A snack for her backpack.
  • A baggie with her lunch money in it because I could not find the lunch lady to add money to her lunch account.
  • I gave her verbal reminders. Make sure you get your money. Make sure you BUY your lunch because they have this “play first” rule and I could totally see her forgetting to get her lunch.

My husband said I was making a big deal out of it. So…what do you think happened? Any guesses?

Yep, she forgot to take her money out of her backpack and went to lunch! Somehow she got a lunch, probably because they thought she was a charity case or that her Mommy was a slacker and did not give her any cold hard cash. In other words, they probably felt sorry for her.

Did she get her PIN # for her lunch account?? Yes! She wrote it down and then promptly left it on the counter. So today, I was tempted to pin a note to her shirt saying something like “please feed this child.” Instead, I sent my son with a check and he is going to deposit it to her account and get the PIN #.

So at the end of the day she was crabby. VERY crabby and I had a ton of “back to school” paperwork to complete so then I was crabby too. I hope today goes better.

On a book note, because there is always a book note… I finished two great books but I promised to review them closer to their release date so I am “review-less” for the week unless I read something between now and Sunday that is not an ARC.

I also wanted to say “Thank You” for nominating me for Book Blogger Appreciation Week’s Most Chatty category. Yeah I talk, and talk and talk but I’ll make a sincere effort to tighten things up a bit. I just cannot believe I was nominated for anything so thanks!

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Random Thoughts

The other day, my daughter had an accident in her bed. She has one of those, big, puffy beds piled high with linens…so I pulled them all off and then realized that the comforter did not come away unscathed. There was no way I could fit that thing into my washer at home so I decided to take it to the nearest laundry facility which is at the bottom of my hill.

Let me tell you. It has been a LONG time since I’ve visited a Laundromat. That last time I needed one, was wayyyyy back in the ’90s. You had to have coinage (and lots of it) to buy those little boxes of soap and to pay for 10 cycles of drying because let’s face it, nothing ever dried in the 15 minutes that your 25 cents bought you. They had those ridiculous carts with that bar at the top to hang your clothes.. like anyone ever did that. They never had a sink around either and the restroom.. ugh… don’t even want to go there. It was a linty, dusty little hole.

When I stumbled into the Laundromat by my house..I was amazed. It was pretty and clean and had tables and a snack bar. It had free WiFi and an arcade and a clean restroom. The horrid change machines were gone and replaced with refillable Laundry Cards that you purchase with your credit/debit card. The most amazing thing though, were the washing machines that washed 8 loads AT ONCE. Yes, at once. Can you believe that? You could wash an entire week’s worth of clothes and not spend the entire day there. Then came the dryers. I thought..this is where they get you, but no..the dryers actually worked in the 20 minutes that my $1 bought me.

I took a look around.. young people using their laptops, reading while sipping their coffee. I could not believe how much had changed since the 90s. Now if only I could buy a commercial washer like the one above, my life would be so much easier.