Thursday, July 28, 2011

drat.

The phone kept ringing, interrupting my rainy day plans with one wretched piece of news after another. The second phone call was from the new PTA president who was supposed to lug home the files and obligations after I explained it all. After getting a promotion at work and learning she is pregnant with #3, she doesn't feel she's able to take over the responsibility of leading the Happyland Elementary PTA.

A few phone calls later, no one else is stepping into the gap.

I conceded to do all the beginning of the year stuff, so as not to leave the organization in the lurch. But at the first meeting I'll announce the seat is still open and as I'm sending all 3 of Team Testosterone to parochial school, someone else has to take the reins.

The day continued in a downward fashion after that. Except for my hair. That continued to frizz and spiral outward from my scalp in a weird, witchlike sort of way.

Rainy day bliss?

Nevermind.


22 comments:

  1. But...dear friend....today is pedicure and frappuchino day!

    There is joy on the horizon! :)

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  2. I saw this coming . . . it's so hard to every let these jobs go. I would let them sweat a while longer. Or let her know that she was welcome not to take over the reins--as long as SHE finds someone else.

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  3. Jayne... Make sure GG gets a color on those toes. Light pink doesn't count. Have fun!

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  4. I agree with Jenn---tell her sorry honey, it's your baby now! (She volunteered, she should find her replacement) I ran our church cafe forever, everyone was just ehhh, we can help if we can...but amazingly, once I stepped down those same wishy washy people stepped it up and are doing a great job! Sometimes, our super awesomeness hinders others from thinking they could help. (Or they realize what a huge time sucking pain in the butt it is!). Regardless, it's not really your problem ;)

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  5. Sorry--our internet is down from the all night storm and blogger and my blackberry are no longer bff's.

    The annon was mine ;)
    Have a great day G.G.

    Shelly :)

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  6. I suspect when your replacement saw all the work involved, she got scared. I agree with the others - if the woman who backed out won't find a replacement, turn the files over to another PTA officer or the elementary school office.

    The staff will put out the word that there's a PTA emergency and someone will step forward. Cross it off your list!!

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  7. Hope someone steps up fast.

    It happens in all organizations my hubs has been the president of t-ball for about 3 years now and we don't even have kids in t-ball this year.

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  8. You are a far nicer person than I am. There is no way I would even show up to that first meeting. Personally, I would drop off all the information to the VP or the school office and let them figure out the next step!

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  9. The fact that you're even willing to do that, especially given that you won't even have any kids at the school this year, is far more than I would have done. Frankly, I'd put the onus on her. She accepted the responsibility, so it's also her job to get the year started and find a replacement.

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  10. Umm, yeah. This is how I ended up with an extra year as UMW president even though we had moved and were trying to go to a new church AND as PTSA president at the high school.

    My deepest sympathy.

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  11. All three are going parochial now? Wow. Happyland PTA will miss you! It may be time to call the new and newly resigned president and tell her SHE needs to recruit her replacement.

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  12. Girl, you need to leave them in the lurch. It's not your problem if the incoming officers flaked. Seriously. Why should this be your responsibility?

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  13. This is what Vice Presidents are for.

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  14. This isn't a comment, but a question. Do you know Carolyn Richardson Fennell who has twins Dean and Caden and lives in SC? If so, I am her aunt and just happened on your blog. I see your name on her blog.

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  15. I hope someone steps up to take this on for you. What a headache.

    Love the pic! I used to get so grossed out when she'd talk about having hairs in her food.

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  16. I'm with Jenn. LOL

    We've been so dry that the fire danger is severe. Send some more rain our way!!

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  17. I'm with Jenn. LOL

    We've been so dry that the fire danger is severe. Send some more rain our way!!

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  18. Leter'haveit! It's no longer your chore...you're doing the right thing by letting them know the Seat IS still open, not your baby anymore.
    BlessYourSpunkyHeart

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  19. Yeahbut, pie, woman. PIE. Any day with pie is good.

    As for the PTA, does the word "vice-president" mean anything to you? Isn't that like the runner-up at the Miss America pageant?

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  20. Ut oh. That doesn't sound good. Hopefully someone takes the reins soon!

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  21. It is so hard to walk away from your baby. But walk you must! Especially with those new colorful toes...

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