Thursday, September 23, 2010

Oh What?... You Thought I'd Have Something More Interesting To Report Than My Cats Eating A Hot Dog?

Well... I do. But this is the first week of all of our activities, and as any parent out there knows... I'm busy.

I will say that (and please check this out for coincidence/fate/magic) I had three classes this week (two Baby, one Kid) with the same woman and her kids.

The woman... is the president of the school board.

She is also a trouble maker like myself, and completely down with my M.O.

She has seen us in our safety vests (who hasn't... and FYI on that front we've got a 50% increase in cars stopping at the crosswalk)

She will see about the crossing guard (although she estimates it to be a $20K request and not likely for this school year).

She's also invited me over for coffee.


I'm just saying that we've been here only a month and I've managed to meet and address my complaints to the School Board President and District Superintendent. That's pretty amazing, seeing as I haven't met ANYONE else. I mean for real... the only two people to talk to me... are the two people I needed to talk to most.

The world is a mysterious place.

Oh, and also...

The other day when Kid and I were walking/scootering home from school, a girl leaned out of a bus window and yelled...

"Hey Safety People!"

And when I turned, she gave me a...

Thumbs Up.

And that, my friends, might have been the greatest moment of my life.


Kelly said...

Glad things are going well. Fate is a curious thing. Oh, and the thumbs up from the girl on the bus? Awesome. It's nice to know that some kids are still good kids!!

Shirls said...

hey safety people!! too funny, I love it!

So do you think its more challenging to meet new people in a new place or new people in a place you've been at for a long time? curious cause I need some friends (not just on-line ones) and I'm kind of lost on how to go about it

malpas said...

I relate your blog to my wife ( age 70) -we both are taken with what a young married woman does in America.
My but you sound dynamic. Mr F must have an interesting life.

julie said...

Shirls, I think you should get a Safety Vest. Soon everyone in town will know who you are.

Mr Furious said...

"Mr F must have an interesting life."

You could say that.

trifitmom said...

maybe you need to change the blog name from mrs. f to safety people !!!!

Mrs Furious said...

In some ways it was easier in Asheville. I didn't know anyone so I had to put myself out there more. I also, while not making a ton of friends, happened to meet people I related with more than I had before. I think in part because I approached meeting people a little differently and didn't compromise myself as much for people to *like* me. I had a more "this is me, love it or leave it" attitude. Which is somewhat harder to foster when you know you are sticking in a place and may have cross contacts all around town.... that you need to maintain for one reason or another. I so suffer from a horrible mix of social anxiety/shyness coupled with a strong personality. I tend to either not talk at all or dominate a conversation. I don't know how to just be casually friendly. It's rather unfortunate. And I often feel that I don't fit in.
I try not to ever turn down an invitation, and I try to be open minded and let a friendship develop more than I used to... which I used to look at more like dating... if I didn't feel an immediate intense bond I wasn't interested in working on it.
As for meeting people in real life... if I didn't have kids I don't know how I'd do it. They are great social pawns. I might not be able to ask someone over for coffee but I can invite them for a playdate for the kids ;)

Oh I wanted to adopt that girl!

I see Mr F already responded. I think it's safe to say that I make his life more entertaining than it would otherwise be :) I'm glad you and your wife are looking in on our journey.

Rob said...

I say, we can dance, we can dance
Everything out of control
We can dance, we can dance
We're doing it from wall to wall
We can dance, we can dance
Everybody look at your hands
We can dance, we can dance
Everybody takin' the cha-a-a-ance

Safety dance
Is it safe to dance
Is it safe to dance

S-s-s-s A-a-a-a F-f-f-f E-e-e-e T-t-t-t Y-y-y-y
Safe, dance!

julie said...

Safety dance
Is it safe to dance
Is it safe to dance

Rob, you beat me to it. That song has been stuck in my head since I read the post this morning.

Mrs Furious said...

ha! Well, I am always acting like I come from out of this world...

Deb said...

See? Activist.

CM said...

I told you before. Six years to Mayor.

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