Live from Labour Day Monday....
We did the inventory at the store today, but thanks to excellent planning and some pre-counting, plus a couple of sisters/boyfriends/new guy, we were done in record time, and so far, the numbers look to be quite good and we aren't finding huge surprises.
We have also now hired the staff we need, and while it's a jumbled up schedule until we all learn it, Mortimer's Dad and I will no longer need to be in 3 places at once and it looks like there will only be one night a week that we can't do family dinner. Hopefully, we can make that the day my parents take the girls and their life will remain essentially the same.
As things at work are calming down, we took a look at the school schedule. In September and October there are so many Jewish Holidays, plus Thanksgiving and early dismissals for parent teacher conferences that the kids have almost as many days off as they have school! If we allow them to miss 2 extra days (it's kindergarten, I think she'll survive!) we can take the Canadian Thanksgiving/Sukkot break and get the heck out of dodge. Since our house should be under renovation at that time, it would indeed be a fantastic time to go away... Great idea, right? Well every thing is booked up! Freaking middle of October, there are NO ROOMS at Disney (well, the wilderness lodge... I am not a cabin person), not a single room at any of the Club Meds, we even tried a real schmancy resort with several beaches, 2 of which are reserved for families with kids (which is a nice way of saying they don't allow kids on the other 5!) and they also had no rooms. Well, they had a private residence on the beach for 8 Grand, but no thanks!
What the hell is up with that? Who knew mid-October was prime vacation season? I thought everyone was in school. Who are all these people on vacation???? We found one cruise with a cabin still available: no windows, tiny beds... yuck! And a 4 day Disney cruise, which is a real possibility.
Finally, Sarah Palin..... I have to say something... I can't help myself! It's not my elections, it's not my country. Frankly, the whole system down there is beyond me. how long are these freaking elections? Our Prime Minister just announced we are going to the polls in the fall, we'll be done before you guys get started! 2 months, top! But yeah, Sarah Palin.... Is it her baby? Is it her daughters? My husband thinks I'm nuts to even entertain the idea that maybe she covered up her daughter's pregnancy, he said there is no way that would have gotten past the vetting... Well lo and behold, the dear 17 y.o. is in fact preganant RIGHT NOW! Yeah for teaching abstinence and pro-life! That really works! (dont' get me started. I do not think 17y.o. should be having kids. I get that it happens, but in my mind, it's too young, plain and simple). The point it, that got past the vetting..... A choice for running mate should have experience. If you ask me, this woman is a prime example of someone who is a fantastic bullshitter: she talked her way from mayor of a small town to Governor and now to running mate.... I once talked my way into a very high level position with very little PR experience under my belt. And the whole time I was thinking: Isn't someone going to realise I'm not qualified? Isn't someone going to stop me? not only did they not stop me, they kept promoting me! So she just got promoted, but really, somene should have stopped her.