Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I'm still alive! I think...

Things have been non-stop here lately, and I've not had the time to even think about the blog!

We got my fabulous husband off on the official deployment, followed by a wonderful visit with family that came for a few days on their way to a trip of a lifetime.  They spent a few weeks driving up the East coast hitting all the beautiful spots they could on the way.  Can you tell I'm envious?

So, hubby off, family in, then... cue the music - dum, da-dum dum, DUM!  Gator Clubs.  No, I'm not a Florida fan.  I do like alligators.  I have a weird thing about alligators, in fact.  They intrigue me.  But no, Gator Clubs is an after school program at my daughter's elementary school.  Somehow, by fluke, misunderstanding, or dastardly deed, I was one of two put in charge of organizing the entire thing.  This means that a fellow volunteer and myself came up with a new record of 14 clubs, consisting of 308 elementary kids.  I've literally been working on Gator Club stuff for the last month, from around 8 a.m. to sometimes 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning.  It's been non-stop, but the kids are all excited by the clubs and having a ball, so it's worth every second.  Or so I keep telling myself.

Hubs had a port call over the weekend, and we got to reconnect via Skype.  It was great to see and talk with him!  He's doing well, but misses the food served on the Roosevelt on his last cruise.  Is it sad that he doesn't miss MY cooking, but that of some random cook from 7 years ago?

Meanwhile, I'm off.  Time to go print out new rosters in preparation for Thursday's clubs.  Oh joy! :-)


  1. Ohhhhh, I've been wondering exactly what Gator Clubs is! I know all those kids are loving all of your efforts, though!

    Glad you got to Skype with Shon!

  2. Yay, Laura! So good to read a little update! Gator Club...I don't know how you manage all those kiddies!


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