That’s three, right?
Drama Number One is mostly anticipated. Let’s face it funerals/deaths don’t bring out the best in family members. Already my brother is complaining that my uncles are planning a catered picnic. “What when we’re all in our funeral clothes? Some of us will have to change!” (he does have two small children) I offered him our house as a changing location. I haven’t heard much else, but you know I will before the week is out. Especially since the entire family will be doing a walk through of the apartment between the service and the picnic to grab and nab.
Drama Number Two is the issues I’m having with Justin being in daycare and absolutely loving it. I’m happy that he’s happy, but I’m so upset that I don’t get to play with him as much (he passes out as soon as he gets home) and that he can be so fussy around me. The parents’ board I belong to was very supportive today and even pointed out that perhaps even babies let themselves vent when they’re around someone they feel comfortable with. As I said, I’m glad that he’s adjusted well, and it reinforces my belief that he’s in a good place and being well taken care of. I had a bit of a breakdown this morning, but I’m doing much better now.
Drama Number Three is that my women’s group is voting tonight whether or not we want to disassociate from the state organization and become a more informal group. Someone in another chapter learned of this and sent harried phone calls to our members. The Patchwork Princess spoke with her and got information to be brought up at our meeting tonight. I don’t think it will change anything, but PP will try to present this point of view as neutrally as she can. This whole idea of breaking off came from conversations that she and I have had over the past year or so. We slowly approached the other members and learned that we weren’t alone in how we saw things. For example, most of our money goes to the state, very little remains in our community. We haven’t really seen what our state dues get us. The first answer to that question is that there is a paid employee who serves as an Executive Director. But the only time we contact her is ton the rare occasion when we need help in completing forms/registrations that we only do because the state organization requires them. There is supposedly a new member who is transferring in from another chapter. We’re told that she is very excited to be a part of our group. But no one’s heard from her. And if she did show up, we’d welcome her, but that doesn’t really change how we feel about things. Our number one gripe is the 7 under 40 rule. We must have 7 members under the age of 40 in order to exist. We have struggled with this–getting 7 members. We have a very active member over the age of 40, but she doesn’t count. The woman who came to one meeting and had someone else write a check for her counts (and will renew again because she doesn’t have to write the check) but our friend doesn’t. We’re all offended on her behalf (and frankly, it’s fun to watch her bring this issue up when “visitors” from the state/district come to our meetings).
And if those three things weren’t enough, we have a house showing tomorrow night!