Wednesday, May 30, 2007

WNBP!!!!

Well, I seem to have gotten my "what-the-heck-day-is-this?" syndrome under control and am ready to do my regular Wednesday Night Bullet Post. If it isn't Wednesday and I'm not back on anything resembling a schedule that fits in with the rest of the world, please don't tell me. Just nod, smile and talk about me after I leave. Let me cling to the belief that I have some semblance of control, here...

*I set the alarm ten minutes earlier today. I decided that I needed the extra time in the morning to prepare myself for the day. It would have been a good idea. But, for some reason, those extra ten minutes seemed far greater than the sum of their parts as I strolled about my home, blithely assuming that I had all the time in the world. Ten extra minutes is naught but ten extra minutes. Used well, they can ensure that you leave the house with your cell phone, a healthy lunch and wearing shoes. Spent lolling about on the couch checking your email and congratulating yourself on getting up so much earlier simply makes you later than you would have been had you just gotten up at the usual time. And also seems to lead to a great deal of bad language accompanied by arm flapping. (for the record, this doesn't help matters, but it often seems like the thing to do under these types of circumstances)

*I am beginning to accept that, perhaps, starting back on the workouts might have been something of a judgement error on my part. I was feeling like something of a big, fat, whiny baby over the whole pneumonia thing and wondering if I wasn't just looking for attention and an excuse to lay around eating bon bons. Well...I am a big, fat whiny baby, that's true. But, I probably should have waited another week. I did thirty minutes on the bike and fifteen minutes with the weights tonight (this is a bit less than my usual routine) after I realized that I had an opening in my busy schedule today. Now I'm all achy and had a low fever earlier tonight.. It was a very, very low fever and nothing to worry about. But it seems odd to have any type of fever when you are taking antibiotics. Thankfully, it went back down but I guess I should maybe take it easy for the rest of the week...

*The past couple of days have been just lovely. Nice warm weather...and I'm so very glad it is going to rain tomorrow. My students are just itching for summer vacation and have lost all patience with me and my attempts at educating them per state and federal law. They do not care that I am contractually obligated to provide them with a certain number of days filled with all that I have to teach them. They would rather be outside playing Kick The Can or torturing hapless wildlife. Rainy days tend to go a bit better. It sort of takes the sting out of being stuck with me for six straight hours. Frankly, I can see their point. I'm not all that thrilled to be stuck there with me either.

*For the record, I have twelve more days of school left. This is a good thing. And I refuse to allow the fact that I have about ten million things to get done before the closing bell take away a single ounce of my joy. The workload may impact on the blogging just a little bit, though. Bear with me for the next few weeks, 'kay?

*The good thing about summer vacation is that I will have more time for the knitting and spinning. Those of you who have just about had it with the endless parade of socks and scarves that I've been posting about with all the pride of a practiced lace knitter can look forward to more variety in your blog viewing options. I'm not saying that they will be "good" projects. There will be an endless parade of poorly executed dishcloths and vests. But it will be a change in the scenery and everybody needs a change every now and again, right?

*The Very Scary Automatic Air Freshener seems to have finally died a natural death. No more will I have to watch the Smaller, Less Fluffy Kitty shoot five feet in the air every nine minutes when it lets loose its blast of chemical freshness. I never did muster up the courage to face it head on and risk a cloud of air freshener in the face in order that I might simply shut it off. It was just too intimidating. But, come on! An air freshener that frightens the household pets to the point where you actually need an air freshener seems like something of a sinister plot to me. I wasn't going to tangle with this tool of the devil!


And there you have it: your weekly dose of the random. Now I must bid you all good evening and go ponder tomorrow's alarm clock setting. Do I go with earlier or later? Which would result in more of the morning efficiency?

For the record, this will not be an issue 13 school days from now.

SA

11 comments:

Ronni said...

I envy you your summer vacation, being one of the parents who will be left holding the "entertain the young'un" bag in... OMG! 11 days.
::faints::

trek said...

I almost spit apple bits onto my monitor here.

brenda said...

I'm with you on the alarm clock thing. If I have a few extra minutes, I sometimes will sit down at the computer to "check my email". After getting sucked into blog reading for 20 minutes, I'm LATE!

Julie said...

I forgot all about your air freshener; was the smaller, less fluffy kitty still jumping every 9 minutes?

Beth said...

E will be relieved to know the air freshener situation is under control. And I agree that it's a good idea to lay off the exercising for a bit longer.

Mel said...

I encounter the same problem with getting up early, though I typically do so spontaneously without help from the alarm clock - much to my dismay.

In fact, today was one such day, though I did have a bit of an excuse in that the first spring cria was born on the farm today. I left the house early, but then lingered watching the new baby too long.

catsmum said...

Do you know I have not set the alarm ONCE in the two and a half years since I went bush? NOT ONCE
oh it's a hard life but someone has to do it :]

Mia said...

12 more days sheepie.. imagine it *grin*

I actually have trouble staying asleep till the alarm clock goes off!

Debby said...

Ah, a WNBP and all is right with the world. Well, almost.

I envy your having summers off! But all those other seasons full of teaching middle schoolers seems like a huge price to pay...hope you are feeling better and getting all those last minute chores done.

Anonymous said...

Vacation can't come soon enough.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Cursing Mama said...

poorly executed knits are truly the best kind - it makes everyone feel good.