Things rattling around my brain this weekend | Overstuffed Overstuffed

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Things rattling around my brain this weekend

Today I have to judge a music festival. Sure, I do that quite often, but this time I'm totally freaked out about it. Because they want me to judge violins. What on earth? I normally judge vocal solos, duets or choral groups. I can do that. But violin? When I talked to the director, she said they were desperate for judges (obviously) and she felt that I would do well considering I am at least a musician, have experience adjudicating, and I have a daughter that plays violin and she knows I help her and attend her lessons. So, she's not giving me anyone that plays on a higher level than Bria, but still! Wish me luck.

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There is a little girl in our neighborhood that is driving me crazy. She used to come over every day, multiple times to see if my kids could play. I always tell her that our rule is that they can't have friends over or play with friends until Friday and Saturday. I know that seems strict, but we have so much going on during the week, that I can't possibly keep track of friends on top of my own kids while making sure they get homework and practicing done, not to mention lessons and other activities that are constantly happening. That's what works for us.

Anyway, this little girl finally stopped coming by every day, but Bria gave her my cell phone number (which is normally fine with me, most kids are pretty reasonable), and she calls all the time. All. The. Time. I often just ignore it when I see her number pop up, but I'm not a total wicked witch, so I answer it when I know my girls can play. Half the time when I answer, she won't talk.

The final straw, though? She called yesterday at 1:30 in the morning. What the heck is that? When you get a call at that hour all kinds of thoughts go through your head: Somebody had an accident, somebody died, somebody had a baby. So, I groggily got up to go find my phone, but didn't get there in time. When I came back in the bedroom, Joel was up, worried about what the news might be and we both just groaned when I saw who it was.

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Going to Vegas on Monday to do family pictures for a Phoenix friend who will be there picking up her sister from the airport. Kind of excited about that. It will be a nice little mini-getaway for me.

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The other day, while I was cleaning out my desk, I found an uncashed check of mine from the University. It was my December 15 payment and I never cashed it? Crazy. While I can't believe I didn't notice I never cashed it, hooray for a little extra money (especially when you just gave your life savings to the mechanic)!

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My brother is getting married at the end of this month. While I love his fiancee and am just thrilled for them, I'm even more thrilled that she is from the Phoenix area. Which means they're getting married in the Mesa temple. Which means I get to go down to my old stomping grounds. I don't know how much time we'll have, but I really want to see everyone, and I know Joel does, too. So if anyone has any great ideas, let me know.

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It's March already? I just realized I am more than halfway finished with my lesson commitment this semester at the University. Where did that come from?

Oh yeah.

I've been in hibernation. That would do it.

Anyway, I think I'm starting to wake up.

Have a wonderful weekend!

25 comments :

  1. I feel like I've been awake the whole winter but no where to go... Have fun in NV and AZ! :-)

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  2. About the little girl calling you -- that would make me nuts. I get cranky about that sort of thing and 1am doesn't cut it. "Nice" stops after 9pm!

    Mikelle had a friend in 1st grade who would call in the morning before school and then after school. I finally had to send a note to the mom telling her not to call before 7am! I think the mom didn't realize she was even on the phone because then the calls stopped completely. Thank goodness! (because you know how much I LOVE the phone)

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  3. We had some old neighborhood boys that just came in our house when ever. After having Mckenna I was up at all hours of the night.and yes I hear a tap tap tap at the door at 12:30 at night. After that I had a long talk with him and his parents in the morning.
    Have fun in Vegas and Phoenix.

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  4. Oh i would be MAD!! I would be talking to that little girls parents.. I wouldnt happen to know em? :) JK i dont wanna know... Yeah for your brother getting married. THats really exciting.. My brother is getting married in October so we are goin to Ca for a few days.. We are hoping a week BUT who knows what we can afford. HAHA Take care

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  5. I agree, talk to the parents. That's NOT OK. Do you know the parents?
    And I as I said, you're plenty judgemental -- just let it shine today. :)

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  6. We had 2 rings at our doorbell at 11:30pm last week. Yep...a doorbell ditcher. I can tell you right now that our new neighbors are not my favorite right now!
    Oh...my Bria gives out my cell number too! Why do they do that to us!? And what the heck was that girl doing up at 1:30 in the morning?

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  7. Oh...good luck today! I'm sure you'll do great!!!

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  9. Good thing I never have my cell phone charged. Ellie is always telling me her friend's mom texted me and I'm like, "Did you tell her never have my phone on?"

    Have fun with all your trips!!! Dang nab it, I wish I was one of your AZ friends so I could see you while you were in town, but I totally understand between family and friends it's a tight trip!

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  10. That's insane about that girl! I bet her parents were sound asleep. I wonder what they would have done if you had called right back!?!?

    Good luck with the violins. You'll do great. :)

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  11. I was glad to read the mini-vacation thing amid everything else--you've earned it. and isn't finding money the best thing ever? You must be paying your tithing :-)

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  12. Good luck judging! Being out of your element is always a bit scary.

    You almost need to block that girl's number. 1:30 am?!

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  13. Ok, at first I was a little worried because I am in your neighborhood and our girls are friends, but the more I read I realized that it's not my girl. Thankfully! I imposed a moratorium on play dates, 24 hours advance planning and only on weekends or Wednesdays, I'm too busy for last minute play plans.

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  14. Good luck with the judging! I am an excellent judger. I wonder if I could someday get paid for my judging skills?

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  15. I would be talking to that girls mother. What the crap is she doing calling at 1:30 in the morning!!!
    Good luck judging the violin competition.

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  16. One of my son's friends always calls about 2 minutes after my son gets in the door from school. Also, he asks, "Who is this?" when I answer. I finally told him it was bad manners to ask that and he has stopped. I am SOOO craving a mini-trip, I can't stand it! Have fun!

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  17. Have a great weekend. And I think it's the girl's parents that actually drive you crazy. Who would let their daughter use the phone, (even a cell phone) at 1:30 a.m.?

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  18. I enjoyed reading your scattered thoughts, since mine tend to wend that way, too. Have a good weekend, too, you!

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  19. Oh my gosh!! We should totally do a park day. Just send out a mass email, everyone show up and just hang out!! How exciting if we get to see you! AND, the weather is absolutely STUNNING right now!!

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  20. uuuum, 1:30 in the morning? I totally don't get it. WOW.

    I'm sure you'll do great with the judging of the violins. I have a hunch you're a musical genius. IT'S TRUE!

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  21. What could that child be doing up at 1:30 and where are her parents?? Maybe you should pay her parents a little visit or call them because that is RIDICULOUS!

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  22. The winter has flown by so fast I've hardly had time to whine about the cold.

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  23. 1:30?! I would be livid. Absolutely angry!

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  24. Sorry if this is a repeat idea but I would seriously change my cell phone number. That poor girl has no boundaries and I doubt you will be able to get through to her. After that, I would start packing my bags and move. I might even consider cutting and dying my hair and that of my children. Ah heck, just start with the number and see how that goes . .

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  25. I think I am just waking up too. Great news about your brother and enjoy your little trip tomorrow.

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