TGIF squared! Not that things will slow down any this weekend, but I have high hopes that next week will be much slower paced. However between now and then, there is a swim meet tonight and a volleyball tournament the rest of the weekend.
One activity has been checked off the list this week, Drama Teen's school science fair was yesterday. Thankfully DT has a science teacher that actually requires that parts of the project be turned in at regular intervals well in advance of the fair, which means that the periods of frantic and panicked work are well spaced throughout the first and second second semester. By Christmas all the work, except for putting the board together was done. However, no matter how much I nagged, DT wouldn't just get that part done. Finally, last Sunday, she finally consented to at least start getting the information into the right format ready to print out. Tuesday night, she fixed all the errors on her report and slides for the poster and printed all that out. But decided to wait on printing out the photos-all two of them.
Wednesday night was crunch time. All her evidence cards had to be organized, pictures printed, and everything glued down to the poster. All was well until she went to print the pictures at about 9 PM, the color printer finally choose to give up the ghost. After one scene in which DT showed that I'd chosen her "teen" name appropriately, she realized that it was black and white photos or nothing. Poster done and we were in bed by 11. (One mother confided last night that they were up with their daughter until 3 AM).
Was it worth it?
See the big smile on DT's face? She finished 1st in the chemistry division for her grade.
So what's my favorite thing this week? It's that my kitchen table no longer holds 6 lasagna pans with soaking and drying knives. It's that there is no more running back to school to pick up the science notebook the night before an assignment is due. It's that there are no more 5:30 PM on Sunday runs to Staples for whatever because that part has to be done before Monday morning. It's that my job as copy editor and printer operator is over for one more year. The biggest favorite is seeing the big smile on DT's face when she realized that all the work had paid off and she'd won a blue ribbon.
Have a wonderful weekend. Hook up with Shay over at Quilting in my Pyjamas for more favorite things.