Saturday, August 25, 2007

To Do List for fall

Gearing up to fall...

1) WARNING: About to Overshare...

Manage my newfound facial hair (I'm 42). I'm "loving" my new hormone profile. I am a natural blonde, and this soft furry mustache has sort of snuck up on me. I wonder if people have noticed! I've begun plucking the obvious ones, and I have to figure out the pros and cons to waxing. At least it's blonde though. I have a few long hairs that pop up now and then on my chin, I call them my witch hairs. They freak me out! Advice needed!

2) Figure out how to make an income that will support the kids in the event that disaster strikes. I can't even type the scenarios I'm thinking of! A friend's husband, at 43, died suddenly, and I consider it a wake-up call. I need skills people! I had a career in marketing which was quite lucrative before kids, but I'm basically worthless in that field now. My teacher salary barely pays for food, so I'll have to think of something. I am studying homeopathy on my own, but that would be a long shot and years from now as something to support a family.

3) Continue my obsession with High Schools. For starters, I began perusing the Newsweek High School Ranker. The cool part of this, is that if you click on "state" or one of the other columns, one can see the info that way. I don't particularly agree with the criteria, but it's gotten me to start thinking about criteria that's important to US.

Do we move? If so, probably middle school. Will our current town be appropriate for Leo and Sydney as teenagers? Our town is quite conservative, religious (many Catholics live here and we aren't Catholic). I don't want them to feel left out - it's already hard enough to be that age. Perhaps a place exists where being an individual is easier. We need a bigger house anyway - we are growing out of it, and the kids will soon no longer be able to share a room....

4 comments:

mcewen said...

So many dilemmas. What a good sharer you are.
Best wishes

Ashley loves Leo said...

Indeed, sharing is one of my finer points! ha ha

Laura said...

I have a little electric razor that comes out every now and then for certain masculine looking hairy areas. And I have brown hair. Not good. Most of the time the tweezers do the job.

I don't have any skills, either. I mean, I could get a minimum wage job, but that wouldn't cover cost of living.

That list was interesting. I saw schools in Nashville and Pensacola, where our families live, on the list. Bellevue, WA has lots of top-rated schools, too, but is out of our price range for even tiny houses, I'm sure. I'm going to stick to worrying about kindergarten, preschool and finding a new home therapist to take over when our current one goes on maternity leave soon!

Ashley loves Leo said...

Right, Bellevue. But pricey for sure. I wish I could stop worrying and just get through 3rd grade - the big marker year for Leo...

I hope the 2 teacher thing works out, maybe you need to buy the bitchy teacher some of that Bach's Flower Remedy at the HFS. ha ha!