It's a parent-cooperative and we are supposed to go twice a year on their Fixer-days and clean. I would rather pay something to have the cleaning staff do more. Apparently they only clean the floors and the bathrooms. Anyway, it didn't last as long as it was scheduled to, thanks to the fact that enough parents showed up and cleaned hard for 2 hours. I made Martin go with me and he was outraged, but I stood firm, because it's HIS SCHOOL. And if I had to be there cleaning up after HIM and his classmates, so did he. He said that he would be the only kid his age there, and I said that if so his classmates AND their parents should be ashamed of themselves. Sure enough, he was.
Anders was fixing and cleaning my car all weekend, so he probably doesn't feel like he had any time off either. :(
We did watch 2 movies this weekend: The Help on Friday night and Remember Me yesterday. The Help was OK but the book was better. I had no idea what Remember Me was about (Karin picked it out) and only knew that Robert Pattinson was in it. He's easy on the eyes and did a good job, actually ACTING. The story was okay but the ending just came out of nowhere and left us rather shocked. That's the 3rd time recently that 9/11 has been used in a book or film that I've been reading/watching and I have very mixed feelings about it being used as a sort of literary device. Maybe that's naive of me since it HAS been over 10 years and it IS a part of our cultural landscape, but it seems cheap and easy somehow.
On another note: I saw snowdrops this weekend and the crocus are up and everywhere I look pairs of birds are chasing each other around in the sky. Vern Al Equinox is coming to town!
Oh! And I signed up for the step competition at work that starts April 10 and goes on for a month. We're participating in teams for work and as a company. If that doesn't get me out walking, nothing will. :)
I did nothing for St. Patrick's Day except think of my friend Becky who lost her son 2 years ago and leave a message for a friend whose birthday it was. I didn't even wear green and the AWC St. Patrick's Day dinner was cancelled because no one signed up, so apparently I am not the only boring person around here.
Now, if you don't mind, I'll get back to my exciting life: playing DrawSomething, badgering my children to take their Sunday night baths and feeling guilty because with all the cleaning around here I still didn't manage to get the refrigerator done.
Bodacious Belated Birthday Wishes to brief_therapy!