It's one of those days when I feel a bit overwhelmed by all the things I'm supposed to be doing. I've prepared for my art class this afternoon, as much as I can, and I'm on top of math for tomorrow.
Art and math. No wonder I feel disjointed. On the annoying bureaucratic front, I am in the midst of creating a ballot initiative so our younger son can go to kindergarten in the more racially diverse public school 2.5 miles from our home rather than the less racially diverse public school 8 miles from our home. "It's always been this way," is the answer one invariably gets when one asks why kids in our tiny bare-bones village are bussed to the next town over for school, rather than using the school in our own town.
I won't go into the details, but it's frustrating, to say the least. I wrote the initiative, now I need to go to the next school board meeting and hope that the board ok's what I wrote and allow it to go to the next stage. If so, then I need to get enough signatures on a petition by April 20th to allow it on the ballot in May. If that happens, I need to get people to actually come and vote. We live in a tiny village, where very few people come out and vote unless it's a well-publicized issue.
I should have started all this much earlier, I know. But I had no idea that it would be so bureaucratic. I thought I could petition the board of ed and that a contract could be signed with the closer, desired school and Lire could continue to attend. Because he is attending that school this year. He's in Pre-k, and we're paying the tuition, which for Pre-K is quite reasonable. Once you hit kindergarten, however, it gets a bit too high for our slim wallets.
The real estate market is quite still these days, as you can imagine. We may not rent our house out, after all, which means no moving for us. Which -- good or bad, I don't even know anymore.
All I know is, I wish it were at least 10 degrees warmer.