Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Problems communicating

Yesterday my favorite ladies in the library called me to see if I could fill in today. I said yes, of course. I am really enjoying my "job" in the library. I know if I were working at a job somewhere other than the school, I wouldn't want to be there, because I would constantly be worried as to whether or not the kids might need me. When I am at the school, I am more comfortable knowing that I am already there if they need me! I worked from 9:30a-3p. It was a busy day with all of the 2nd grade classes and 2 first grade classes each having 30 minutes of library time. Gage seems to like having me there, but I'm sure that will eventually change. It will be sooner than I like, that he'll be embarrassed to be seen with me. I had to ask Mrs. Hocking today how often they get paid, and when the date is, as I haven't gotten a paycheck yet. I know it's going to be piddly, but I am excited to get it. I don't even know how much they are paying me! You would think I would be smart enough to ask, but honestly, I don't even care. I was enjoying the volunteering and they probably could have gotten away with me doing what I'm doing for free! They told me the first check would not be direct deposited and that I would need to come and get it, and if I didn't, they would just mail it to me. I have been planning on them just mailing it to me, as I'm sure it won't be worth the drive to go get it. However, that may not be the case now that gas is a little cheaper! It's going to be a fun surprise when (and if) it finally shows up!

I was scared to mention in my post last night about a funny thing that happened, because I know this friend reads my blog, and I didn't want to make her feel bad or mad, or anything else that she could feel. However, since she posted a comment on my post from yesterday, I think it's safe to tell about it.

I am apparently having difficulties communicating with my friends lately. I have friends that I have either offended, or said the wrong things to lately and once again, I was involved in a "communication gap" causing quite a mix-up. Here's the story. On Nov. 1, when we were at the Spooghetti Supper at the school, we met up with my friend Sherry and her family. During our visit, she asked if we had any plans for Thanksgiving, and I told her we didn't. They usually spend Thanksgiving with some family/friends that have moved away, and since they weren't around this year, Sherry asked if we would like to come over for Thanksgiving dinner. I can't remember exactly how the conversation went, but I recall saying yes. However, I apparently said a questionable "yes". Anyway, yesterday when Sherry was here to pick up Garret, I had asked her if anyone else was coming to her Thanksgiving dinner and she looked at me funny and said, "No, are you?" I then was confused and Sherry said that I hadn't said that we were coming, and had made plans with her sister. I was feeling really bad because I didn't want to make her feel bad. I thought I had said yes, and she didn't understand my yes, as I thought I had stated it. It was quite a funny mixup, and I wasn't upset in the least. In fact, I was mostly relieved because I was worried about what we should bring and that it wasn't really fair if she had to make the turkey, etc, etc. Sherry, I am totally "GOOD" and so thankful that you are too! It's a funny story and I am so thankful that it came up in conversation yesterday because I'm sure you would have been in complete surprise when we showed up on your doorstep for Thanksgiving dinner! LOL!

Scott went out last night and bought a turkey, as I am sure the kids (mostly Gage) would be sad if I didn't fix a turkey for Thanksgiving. He started learning all about Thanksgiving when he started Preschool and has realized that's the only time of the year that we have it, unless of course it's shaved turkey from the deli department at the grocery store. He also insists that we use the china in our china closet because he says he doesn't know why we even have it if we're never going to use it. So, for the past couple years, we have had turkey and have eaten on our china that was handed down to us from Scott's Dad, from his Mom. Since I wasn't able to get to the store today, I plan to get everything we need tomorrow and get organized!

Sherry, you wanna come over for Thanksgiving dinner? :-)


Sherry said...

Hi Stacy,
I am so glad we are "GOOD". I am also happy for you and your job... it's a perfect fit! Have a great weekend!

Emily Jennings said...

The one thing I wish could be different for us this year is that the Stephens were eating with US!! We had so much fun last year. And then shopping on black friday...I'm super disappointed to NOT be doing it with one of my favorite people in the whole world! I don't even know if I'll do it this year. Are you?