Wow this week was a whirlwind. Most of it was spent trying to settle a case with a trial setting on Monday that was never supposed to go to trial in the first place. The opposing party (the client, not the attorney) made things unnecessarily difficult, and I spent more time on this settlement agreement that I have on cases with 20 times the value. All the while, having to continue with trial prep. Fortunately, I was far more confident in my ability to go to trial with 1 week's preparation that my opponent, and in the end, we got it done. But the moral of this story: don't count on your agreed motions until signed by the court.
I also managed to settle another case and have continued to wage battle with the school district. They refuse to put a hazardous weather policy revision on the agenda for the next school board meeting. But I can speak as a member of the community. And so I will, and I will continue to pursue this until the policy is modified, but this is far more difficult than I anticipated. What exactly is more important than ensuring that kids aren't released to go home alone in the middle of tornadic storms? This shouldn't be a controversial subject.
And PS went to the ortho, who said that her break was slightly more serious than the ER led us to believe, so she was put in a real cast that she has to keep for 6 weeks. (We paid an extra $25 for a waterproof cast that she can swim in or wear in the shower--I had no idea there was such a thing!) TT was sent home sick on Tuesday and stayed home Wednesday, too. SS started feeling bad on Thursday and stayed home Friday. I felt like crap on Friday and wanted to stay home, but I had to settle my damn case.
The weekend hasn't been much more restful. We were up at 8 yesterday to make sure PS got to volunteer orientation at the library at 9. But the library wasn't even open at 9. At 10 TT had soccer and I took PS back by the library for orientation, to learn that it wasn't until 1. Back to soccer fields until 11, quick unhealthy lunch, back at soccer fields at 12 for my game. And we only had 7 players! We are supposed to have 10 on the field! PS is out and two others told me that they would be out, but we still should have had a full team plus 1 sub. We had to borrow TT and a girl from the other team just to start. (Rec league, I've never seen a forfeit.) Two others eventually showed up, and it worked out ok.We lost, again, but we are getting so much better, and we took lots of shots on their goal. And a couple of our girls got great self-esteem boosts, which is all I really care about. By this age range, all of the really good players have moved on to club soccer.)
DH left at 12:45 to take PS back to the library (3rd time today!), while I finished up the game. Then I went to buy supplies for PS bottle cap fundraiser project. Holy cow those supplies were pricey! We would have been much better off if we had more notice and could have ordered online. I told her that I would donate the supplies, and I hope she earns enough to clear what I've spent.
Then to Target for necessaries and swimsuit shopping for the twins because they have a camping trip next week for which they insist they need new swimsuits. Finally back home at 4 and spent the rest of the day with my girlies working on the bottle caps.
Hopefully today is a little more relaxing. But PS is supposed to have friends over to work on the bottle cap project, so we'll see.