Wednesday, March 26, 2008

If Ever I Needed It...

That's what I like about the Wednesday Night Bullet Post.  It comes around right when I need it.  Night One of Parent/Teacher Conferences is behind me and only one more looms.  But, I'm pretty brain-dead at the moment so it's awfully nice to know that I can just blurt out some stuff tonight and not try to make it all sensible.  

*I am required to to twelve hours of conference time each time they roll around.  Six are now behind me.  

*From 12:30 to 6:30, I sat and waited for someone to come and listen to my pearls of wisdom.  Surely someone out there must be yearning to hear my thoughts on their child's educational progress.  

*There wasn't.  I sat.  I read a book and downloaded free knitting patterns.  

*Maine taxpayers who are helplessly watching their school districts being consolidated and their kids' teachers being laid off left 'n right may feel free to wail, weep, gnash their teeth and rend garments as they see fit.

*It's probably just as well I was left to my own devices.  Those stupid vegetables I bought the other day are wreaking havoc with my system.  It's not pretty.  I've created my own "atmosphere."

*Sheepie's poppin' floppies!

*Oh now that was just crude and uncalled for!  I apologize.  I don't know what came over me.

*But it would have been worse for any hapless parent who happened to wander in seeking educational enlightenment.  I blame the onion.  It had a "surly" look about it.  I thought I was imagining its unsavory nature at the grocery store and bought it anyway.  I got me a mean one.

*It's like I always say:  No good can come from vegetables.

*Which is why I was forced to break into the school secretary's snack stash that she keeps for the staff.  I'm hoping that the crunchy chips and caramel thingie that I scrounged up will fight the good fight in my digestive system and put things back in their natural order.

*Aren't you glad you stopped by this evening?  Such a highbrow sort of post...

*Lest you think it was all thumb twiddling and memos from my gastrointestinal system, I did manage to take time out of my busy evening to exchange witty banter with the custodian and rinse out the coffee pot.  I also played some Mancala on the computer.

*I remembered that I have a dentist appointment next week.  When I'm sitting there tomorrow night for another endless round of waiting, I should really pencil in some time to freak out.

*I spent a great deal of time looking at my feet today and forcing others to do the same.  I really like my new boots.  

*No shoe picture tonight, though.  Sorry.  I am tired.  I will get to it.  I promise.  I love nothing more than sharing new shoe pictures and want to do right by them.  

And now I must bid you all goodnight.  I am wiped out.  And I must rest up to do it again tomorrow.  I suspect that things will go a little better then.  You see, I was running a bit late this morning and forgot to bring one little thing along with me for Parent/Teacher conferences.

So I had no knitting.



trek said...

Vegetables can be that way. Especially onions. And broccoli. And let us not forget the beans.

Try to remember the knitting tomorrow!

Catherine said...

You keep teasing. Please, please post a picture of the boots!!!

Mel said...

Beans, beans the magical fruit?

I'm more impressed that you have mancala on your computer.

Donna Lee said...

I thought you were going to say that they told you not to knit. So, tomorrow you'll remember it. I take mine to meetings but the folks around me stop paying attention to the meeting and watch my hands so I put it away. I feel some resentment at this. Is it my fault they have such short attention spans and are fascinated by the flashing of my needles?

Beth said...

No knitting?! It's a terrible feeling to forget one's knitting. I hope tomorrow is better for you.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering why you were reading a books doing whatever else it was. "Why wasn't she knitting?" I asked myself.

Now I know. Better luck tomorrow.

Kath said...

Ummm, yeah - jumpin' back on the healthy veggie wagon after you've been off it for awhile can have temporary issues. Because really, your system isn't used to all that stuff and doesn't know how to handle it!

catsmum said...

you seriously expect us to believe that you sat there for 6 hours and NO ONE came to see you and you had NOTHING to knit ? really? truly?
that's it!
the world as we know it is about to end.

Mia said...

Ahhh! Now you know what I go thru every single day (minus the part about the onion *grin*)

Karen said...

I hope you brought your knitting today. You could get a lot done in 6 hours.

Cursing Mama said...

I had homemade French Onion Soup for dinner last night, and thusly I feel fully capable of concurring with your assessment of the onion. They are a dangerous vegetable with strange powers.

If you find yourself with little to do at conferences once again, may I point you in the direction of Free Rice (heck you could use it in the classroom to do something new! and different! like a game! to kill time between breaks)
Its full of vocabulary and does not create its own atmosphere.

April said...

Hot Pockets.

'Nuff said.

Yarnhog said...

No one came?! No one? That's crazy! What's the matter with those people? Especially since I infer that you work with kids who are maybe not doing all that well in school to begin with. No one came?!

Excuse me. I'm about to have my traditional and ever-more-frequent rants about irresponsible parents and what's wrong with society. It won't be pretty, so I'll try to wait until I'm done here.

And I almost missed the bit about the no knitting (because my rant jumped the gun and sort of got the better of me). That is just unreasonable. In every possible way.

Ronni said...

Isn't that always the way.