Thursday, September 13, 2007

As Promised...

I'm too tired to be really creative with the titles, here. I promised you some random, bullet-type posting and, by gum, I'm gonna do it for ya! Quickly, before I doze off...

*Open House night at school is always a long one. And, when you are a special ed. teacher with a small caseload, the likelihood is that you will have little to do and no one with whom to play.

*When your small caseload has dropped markedly over the summer and you are still waiting for the influx of new kiddies, there is even less of the doables and playmates. I did my best to stay in the hallways and try to look like I was available to direct people to classrooms and stuff. But, after the first 45 minutes, I gave up. Apparently, I do not have the general air of one who can get you where you need to be on Open House Night.

*I played Mancala on my computer for a while before a kindly custodian took pity on me and pretended to be an interested parent who was fascinated by my thoughts on education and the wonders of our particular school.

*The computer is really, really good at Mancala. It is also very good at checkers, chess and connect four. My self-esteem suffered...

*I have decided that I am going to knit or spin this weekend, no matter what. It has to be done. I am going to knit or spin and I am going to post pictures of whatever it is. I suspect that there will be a great deal of gasping and fainting from the shock out there in the blogosphere...but I'm going for it anyway.

*My furniture and carpets have all dried out nicely from the soaking they took the other day when I mistakenly left the windows open during the driving rains. I prefer to think of the whole process as "cleaning the furniture and carpets." This sounds better than admitting that I forgot to close the windows.

*Does anyone else remember when the Fall TV Season started just after Labor Day? Maybe I'm crazy...I also seem to remember when the number of pennies required to purchase a postage stamp was in the single digits. And dinosaurs. I remember those, too.

*There is nothing on TV. I need TV. TV makes me happy and helps me to discern what day of the week it is.

*The kitties were super glad to see me when I finally managed to make it home tonight. I have decided to pretend that it was more than their just wanting to see their food bowls filled.

*Is tomorrow Friday? I'm not sure. The TV viewing is all messed up... I would very, very much like for it to be Friday.

*If it is not Friday tomorrow, then I'd like to ask you all to consider lying to me about the whole thing. It is for the best, really. Why shatter a Sheep's illusions of a weekend to come after she's had a long day at school?

I'm off to watch some oddly scheduled and somewhat repetitive television, then turn in for the evening. With Open House Night behind me, dry furniture, fed kitties and a few losses to the Mancala game guru that is my computer, I feel like I have earned a good night's rest!

SA

14 comments:

catsmum said...

sleep well sweetness

Beth said...

Oh yes, tomorrow is Friday. I keep looking at the calendar, just to be sure. :)

Ronni said...

Tomorrow is definitely Friday. In my universe anyway. You're welcome to join me.

Kris said...

Yes, tomorrow is Friday. Not sure what is says about me that upon reading that you played mancala on the computer, I immediately googled "mancala online" and started to play. BTW - I like the AFL-CIO version. Glad to see the union dues are well spent.

Mel said...

Yeah, it's Friday. Now if only someone could find me a weekend. I seem to have misplaced those altogether these last several months.

trek said...

Yes, you have earned that good night's rest - and given the email you sent me, I think you will need that rest and doubt that you will actually be posting pictures this weekend. ;o)

Anonymous said...

YES FRIDAY IS HERE!!!! You must be thrilled.
I do remember starting school and having the new fall tv schedule start then too. TV was so bad recently that we signed up for Blockbuster Total Access. It's worth every penny!
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Mia said...

Yup.. it's Friday :) Have a good weekend sheepie.

And like kris, I'm gonna go google Mancala now :)

(wondering what the Sheepie is gonna be doing this weekend) Darn that Trek for making us wonder :)

Julie said...

It is definitely Friday, and it's a good thing too; I don't think I could make it through another work day. I'll be lucky to make it through this one (as you can tell, I'm working very, very hard).

You should be grateful that you were at Open House last night and didn't have to watch the idiot's speech which was the reason for the screwed up t.v. schedule!

Teri S. said...

Yes, today is Friday. Thanks goodness. I don't use TV to determine the day of the week, but it does make a pretty darned good clock. If Alton Brown is on, then it must be somewhere between 8:00 and 8:30. Heaven forbid if the Food Network changes up the programming anytime soon.

kmkat said...

We used to get a free dinosaur with every stamp :) At least that's how I remember it...

holly said...

Yeah, it's Friday alright, could tell by the kids in school today, what a day! TGIF!! Now I can knit on my sock. Don't worry, Sheep, I think Brothers&Sisters starts next Wednesday and Gray's soon after that--those are about the only shows I make time to watch. Have a good weekend.

Donna Lee said...

I remember going to the store for my mother to buy her cigarettes (when children were allowed to purchase tobacco products) and begging for a nickel or a DIME to spend on candy at the drug store. I could get a big candy bar with the dime. God, I'm old.

Leigh said...

Well, after a frantically busy week I'm getting caught up on blog reading. Yours is always a highlight. Thanks for making me smile!