Happy Friday! This week was short, but a lot of things happened to me; good things and my most embarrassing moment of the year.
Good News #1. When we returned from our long weekend in LA, I had an email from Robin Carlton, the owner of Sweet Shoppe Designs. She asked if I would like to be a Hybrid Babe. Of course I said yes! Sweet Shoppe Designs is a cool online store with the most delicious digi designs (paper packs, images, and brushes). I'm relatively new to the digi world, but I've been wanting to get into it more. You won't see me all of sudden doing digi-scrapping layouts, but you will see me printing their papers and images and using them on my paper crafting designs. Jen Tapler is a Hybrid Babe for Sweet Shoppe Designs. I always love the designs she does. Because of Jen's suggestion, I'm on this team. Mahalo, Jen!
I got the biggest shock this morning when I was registering on the Sweet Shoppe site, Robin announced that both myself and Heather (yes...THE Heather as in "pine is here.") were newest members of the team. I gasped when I saw Heather's name. I love all her work!
Good News #2. I had to be at school super early this morning. Our local newspaper is doing a story about the Parent Volunteer Room we (the PTA) opened this year at my son's elementary school. We were meeting a reporter to talk about the new room. Parents can sign up to help on various projects to help out individual teachers (making copies, transparencies, binding booklets, etc.) or help in the library. In our room, we have a laminating machine, copier, and computer. We have a kid's corner with toys and a TV to keep our kid's occupied while we get some work done. We also have a refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, and microwaves to make the room more welcoming. We have an area where we can sell school t-shirts, pencils, notebooks, and folders, as well as SCRIP (gift cards that earn money for the school). I'm very proud of the work we are doing.
Embarrassing Moment of the Year. On Wednesday, I triggered the fire alarm at school! I was trying to get to the PTA closet, which is next to the stage in our multi-purpose room. The room was pitch dark, so I went in feeling for the light switch. I did think to myself "this is a weird feeling switch, but it is a very huge room so maybe it has a very large switch". Duh! I pressed it and BAM lights were flashing and the noise was very loud. I tried to turn off the "switch", but it was the fire alarm. I rushed to the office, but I could already see teachers leading their students outside. I met up with the principal and confessed my that it was my fault. He and the staff were very nice about it. I emptied a school of almost 700 people in about a minute flat! I was sweating and red for at least an hour after that. I can laugh now, but I was mortified when it happened. It qualified as their September fire drill, so they don't need to have one for the rest of the month.
The Little Guy is sick today. I was up before 1 AM with him since he had a bad sore throat and a weird cough. This morning when I got back from school, I noticed he had a fever. He's currently resting and watching a show.
Have a great weekend!