Wednesday, April 04, 2007

'Cuz I Know What You Like!

No class tonight...it is snowing. And I have issues. Despite this, I will indulge the fans of the Wednesday Bullet Points Posts. My brain kinds of hurts right now so it's probably a good idea anyway....

*I am still driving the rental. There is some hope that the truck will be ready tomorrow morning. I've stopped caring. We are into the thousands of dollars at this point and caring has just made my tummy ache. And my head. And my spleen. Some things just "are." And there is nothing you can do about it. But I have learned that there are worse things to hear than a description of how something in your vehicle "exploded." There is the early morning phone call to the mechanic that includes the phrase, "Well...the plot thickens." That is worse. Much worse.

*Speaking of mechanics, I should probably clarify for you the overall appearance of mine. Several of you have referred to him as, "hunky." He is not hunky. He is actually rather slight of build and "dreamy." Cute as a bug's ear, but not hunky. He is also probably half my age. This makes for fun at the car fixy place, but not dating material. Sorry all you would be match-makers. I will not be prancing off for a meet 'n greet at the Olive Garden with my mechanic. Even if he can get his mom to give him a ride...
*It was probably a mistake to tell several of the girls on the bus during yesterday's field trip that I am 41 years young. I am now being presented to all the male teachers like a science experiment while the young ladies share the following: Hey, Mr. So 'n So! Can you believe Ms. Sheep is 41 years old? We think she looks younger than that...do you? The ability of fifth graders to discern age is limited. Adults are either 21 or 101. It was awkward.
*Recent developments with my truck, the utter breakdown of the boundaries between myself and the students, some sort of field trip hangover from yesterday and the ongoing issues with hiring new staff left me with an overpowering desire for a black and white cookie. And they happened to have them in the grocery store bakery, by some happy coincidence. This is not in keeping with my strict dieting regiment prior to a doctor's appointment. But I think that recent circumstances have made cookie consumption a necessity. We will be depressed when the doc directs us to the scale on Friday. But we will deal with that when the time comes. Sometimes a Sheepie needs a sweetie.
*The aforementioned developments and issues also dictated the purchase of a turkey sub sandwich while at the store. Purchased, non-diet comfort food is really the best thing for me right now. I'm pretty sure that the doctor will agree once she gets past all the tutting and tsk-ing over my recent weight gain. And if she doesn't, I will show her the bills for truck repair. She'll probably throw a microwave pizza in for me right then and there. And send out for Chinese.
*Did I mention the snow? We are getting hit with a full-on snowstorm at the moment. They said that it wouldn't get really bad until after midnight. I shudder to think what it will look like at that point. However our area is looking at 2-5 inches of accumulation, so I'm predicting a delay in the start of school tomorrow. My principal is of the mind that we will be cancelling. He worked this into the conversation during a break in his ongoing litany regarding what I should be doing about my vehicular woes. He means well, so I'm taking it in the spirit in which it is intended. But he was most distressed to think of one of his staff stranded on the turnpike in the early hours and I fear he may be making a call to my dreamy mechanic on my behalf. This could really "sour" my imaginary relationship with DM. A snow day might calm him down a bit. I might even have the truck again by the time we make it back to school. Then we can all move on.
*And here's a little artsy shot I like to call Desdemona In Repose While The April Snows Blow:





Here's to the middle of the week and the end that follows! May it be as peaceful as a sleeping kitty!

SA

10 comments:

mehitabel said...

Wanna trade? I'll give you one 4:30 am earthquake for a nice blizzard. During a blizzard you can sit home and knit. During an earthquake, you stop breathing and then hyperventilate for the next hour or two. The symptoms get worse with each major quake (this wasn't, it was just a reminder) as the thousands and thousands of $$ get poured into stuff like rebuilding the chimney YET AGAIN.
And I hear you with the truck. Mine got new brakes--necessary and very expensive. Definitely cookie-worthy.

trek said...

We have passed the Vernal Equinox and are officially in spring. You are not supposed to have snow in the spring. This is meterological behavior suitable for winter. Not spring.

Mel said...

You should come see my hunky mechanic sometime. Though there's definitely something to be said for dreamy, too.

kmkat said...

Next time you are chatting with DM, casually ask if he has an older, preferably bigger, brother, also preferably straight, employed, single, and mostly sober. You never know, he might!

April said...

Snow? In April? Did you relocate to Russia and just not tell us?

Anonymous said...

I'm very impressed that you aren't rocking back and forth sucking down Girl Scout cookies by the box. Just hearing that the truck repairs have moved into the thousands is giving me a little twitch. This is actually good since it's keeping my mind off the snow. Snow in April. Geez.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Anne said...

Oh dear. The blizzard, of course, is making up for the relatively nice early winter you had. That'll teach ya.

Sigh - Soooo sorry about the truck. At least it gives you a reason to visit the eye-candy mechanic.

Teri S. said...

I'm beginning to wonder if your truck is turning into a lemon. How old is it? Poor Sheepie. I hope they do cancel school so you don't have to drive in the snow in the toy rental car. Then you can sit inside and knit and spin to your heart's content to work out some of the stress. Good luck!

Julie said...

You definitely deserve some non-diet comfort food after what you've had to deal with!


This weather is just plain wrong!

Bobbi said...

hmmm, it's freaking cold here, but no chance of snow. a snow day to knit and maybe relax, I am jealous, but not of the snow it requires! :) dare I suggest perhaps it is time for new truck?