Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday, I'm already frazzeled.

     My posts will be short and sweet for the next couple of weeks.  Just too much to do.  I have to be very careful with money also.  I have spent so much time traveling and that is expensive.  Our gas bill alone for last month is awful.  I also try to take only cash with me to spend so I am not going into debt, but that takes it tole.  I just have so much to do in the shop and costumes coming out my ears.   I also have to create a paper for each student that outlines their charges for costumes and what acts the have to rehearse.  Some students have three costumes and are in all three acts.  Parents are starting to pay costume fees incorrectly and then they argue that they paid.  Yes but your child takes two subjects there for had two costumes.  Every year the same old crap.  I try hard to reuse and pull from our stock, but that is also hard on me and I don't get compensated for this.  I find it easier to just order new and have them pay for them.  I also try so hard to keep costs down at my expense and parents do not appreciate it, okay I am getting grouchy and I have three more weeks left of this.  I need to be positive.

     Out My Window:  Beautiful yesterday.  I walked a 5 mile loop with daughter.  So nice.  Lilacs are blooming. The dogwoods are ready to burst.

     Well off  to the salt mines!  I can't even think of what I have to do, too overwhelming....  This to shall pass.

Have a great and productive day!



  1. You do sound a bit stressed out. Time for a time-out! I think that giving the parents a sheet with all the *possible* charges (as in, "if your child is in one play, this is what you can expect to pay; if they're in two plays, this is what you can expect") may make it easier on you and on the parents. Nothin quite as challenging as misunderstandings with money! Best of luck. Kick up for a few minutes and remember to breathe. It too shall pass, and hopefully sooner rather than later!

  2. That's a whole lot of stuff to stay organized...Yikes! I remember when my older daughters were in dance...the costumes were so expensive...and that was at least 20 years ago..

    Try to take some time out for you Kim, you deserve it!

  3. Wow, you have a lot on your plate right now! Take care, dear, and takes some breaks too.

  4. The fact that you can handle all that you do ( and you do always handle it you know) shows what an amazingly strong and capable person you are. Keep on truckin'!!