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Friday, October 24

It's hard going back to sleep when...

when your 11 year old, very excited, very self-confident middle school daughter boards a bus at 2:15am with 75 kids and chaperones, to spend an entire weekend exploring Catalina Island with the Catalina Island Marine Institute of Toyon Bay, and doesn't kiss you goodbye, or even look out the bus window as you are frantically jumping up and down like a freak in your pajamas, to get her attention to wave goodbye, because she is too busy talking with most everyone on the bus, because she is a goof ball and is friends with most of the them and is already having a good time even though it is the middle of the night and we both have gotten, at most, 2 1/2 hours of sleep, and she doesn't care that her mother is still jumping up and down and waving her hands left and right and remembers that she didn't label her name on the duffel bag or sleeping bag, and thinking that texting is actually a good thing because that is the only way she will be able to contact me and that I can't believe I actually forgot to bring the camera to take going-away pictures and as I am thinking that the silly parents taking pictures with their cell phones are nuts because how good could that picture actually come out but hey, I've got my cell and why not give it a shot and the bus is slowing starting to pull away...........
and there she goes.
For three days.
To this beautiful place....
So what's a parent to do at 3:15am now.
I logged on to Hannah's school's website and here is what I saw, much to my horror:
ParentLink
We are temporarily experiencing some technical difficulties with parentlink. As a result, grade and attendance information is not being displayed for any student. We are working closely with technical support at parentlink to rectify the situation. We expect to be able to display grades and attendance by the end of the day on Friday, October 24th. Thank you for your patience as we work through these difficulties.
Who the heck can sleep now!

9 comments:

Tutta la Storia said...

Wow--she will have so much fun! I was hooked on a show on PBS called The Voyage of the Mimi when I was her age--and it SO made me want to be a marine biologist! Hey, maybe Hannah will save the whales!

Jerolyn said...

YOU acting CRAZY?....nooooo!

p.s. I make sure my volume is turned all the way down BEFORE checking your blog as of late. I don't need to think Jason is lurking around every corner all day!

Gini said...

six more days of the music, only. I promise!!

Denise said...

Oh MY! She is going to have a blast but no wave???? I couldnt hack it.

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

oh girrrrrrl!
that is just hard! it IS... BUT she'll be safe & have a ton of fun!
darn parentlink... that is funny! :)

she could have atleast waved at the crazy lady in her jammies taking pics with her cell phone! :)

lol

iVegasFamily said...

I'm so jealous. I grew up with a view of that island and made frequent trips on the ferry to visit my aunt that lived there. I miss it. I need to book a trip.

Kim said...

She's gonna have such a great experience. I can't wait to hear about the night dive.

When I went on her school's website last night, I saw that message and knew you'd go crazy!

n said...

okay, so you are my blogging guru!! Can you give me some tips. How are you... well... I guess I can read all about it.
love to you and yours!
n

Chris said...

I always wanted to go to Catalina Island when we lived out in Vegas. I thought it was so cool that there were no cars on the island... have fun Hannah!