Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Get Your Umbrella

It's a Rainy Day WNBP!  I've also run out of clever ways to introduce the Wednesday Night Bullet Post so why don't we just take a look at today's highlights?  

*Like I said...it was a very, very rainy day.  Yesterday was hot and humid and the kids didn't want to do any work because of the sweltering condition of the classroom.

*Today they were all grumpy and logy from the lack of sunlight.  I was tired, too.  But the students were not exceptionally interested in my feelings today.  They just wanted to share theirs.  Loudly.  And Repeatedly.  While they lay on any available surface.

*8.5 days left.  

*Things have taken an ugly turn in the AeroGarden.  It seems that, even with a fool-proof "plug 'n grow" contraption that comes with its own system for watering and feeding, I can still kill growing things.

*Let's all observe a moment of silence for the Savory.  It never had a chance...

*I've got Basil and Mint coming out of my ears, though.  That's good enough.  I was never really too sure just what Savory was to begin with.

*Today, I stopped off at The Convenience Store Where They Call You Honey Or Sweetie And You Sort Of Like That because there was a deep resonating need for a gigantic bottle of Mountain Dew stirring within me.  

*I have a new purse.  We blame this on my Cheerful Teaching Assistant because she was talking about getting a new purse and then I couldn't stop thinking about purses and it all fell apart from there.

*But things balanced out because she had to go out and buy new Crocs after she saw the cool, new sandals that I got myself for my birthday.  She spent more than I did...

*My new purse has a well-placed outer pocket right in the front where I might keep my wallet so I can get to it easily.  Very convenient...

*Except when you are all tired and it's raining.  And you don't remember that this is where you keep the wallet and you look all stupid at The Convenience Store Where They Call You Honey And Sweetie And You Kind Of Like That.  

*Then you just look sort of stupid.  

*But they know me there and let me take my soda with me while I went to find my wallet.  Which I located in that well-placed pocket when I got out to the car.  

*Then I had to weigh my options.  Would I look more stupid if I ran back in and paid them?  Or would it be completely unreasonable to just pretend it had been stolen and go file a police report?  Maybe sit through a few line-ups...

*I'll let you sit and think on that one...

*I finished some of The Index Cards Of Summer Organization today while I was pedaling the little exercise bike this afternoon.  I now have knitting, spinning, self-improvement and household tasks all organized for my upcoming summer vacation.

*I've already crossed off three things.  Not because I did them, but because I had a Moment Of Clarity.

*I'm not really gonna do all that.  We all know it.  Let's just stop pretending.  Honesty between us is a good thing.  

*I'll probably add more stuff I won't do tomorrow.  I like making lists.  I like it a lot.

*I just don't like doing things, is all.  I'm more of a "sit and ponder it" type of gal.  

*I am, however, going to schedule in a few Wallet Location Role Playing Exercises.  You know, pretend I'm at the store and reach for my wallet like a real, live grown-up who knows where all her stuff is.  That could be a helpful sort of thing to do rather that just cross it off the list without even really doing it.  


And so ends another Wednesday here in Sheepie Land.  I've no Savory with which to season my dinners, I can't find my wallet without a map and a guide dog and my lists are mocking me.  Or, as I like to call it:  The Norm.  Happy Mid-Week to all and may your wallets fairly leap into your hands when you call them.  

SA

11 comments:

Anne said...

I routinely lose my wallet in the last week or two of school. It's just a fact. I could almost put it on an index card!

Julie said...

So, did you pick anyone out of the lineups? Did you write the police report on an index card?

Mia said...

All that and you give us no picture of the new purse???

Shameful! *grin*

sophanne said...

Sheepish Annie- seriously- you have become one of my favorite bloggers of all time.

Won't you share the contents of your index cards?

I so recognize my planet twin that if you do it then I won't have to.

trek said...

What exactly did you cross off the Index Cards of Summer?

Just wondering what I should neglect to add to my own summer plans...

Karen said...

What happened to last summers index cards? Did you finish everything on them?

MathIsBeauty said...

I love me the lists. I make lots of them and rarely do anything on them. I even make lists of what I am going to wear each day when I go out of town and then forget to pack those things.

April said...

Sheepie, please to check your snail mail box on Friday. There are meltables. That is all.

Ronni said...

That's what I'll do while I wait not so patiently for my mum to finish her grocery shopping! I'll start my own Index Cards of Summer.

I'm thinking an outside pocket isn't the safest place for a wallet myself. If it makes you feel any better, today I lost my keys for a minute. Until I finally patted my hind end as well the front pocket where I normally stash them and discovered I had cleverly put them in the back pocket of my jeans so that carrying in the computer wouldn't knock them to the ground. It took me something less than 45 seconds to forget where I had put them. I believe I shall blame a late spring cold which I may or may not actually have. Possibly I need an index card for where I am putting things. But then I'd have to remember to carry around a pen to change the location of my keys every time I move them.

=Tamar said...

Ditto on the unsafe outer pocket, unless it's very deep and covered by a flap or something.

I just found a nail clipper I "lost" two weeks ago, in a knitting bag. I think I "lost" it about 10 seconds after I put it there. Maybe I'm just losing it...

catsmum said...

my comparable moment today would have been when I drove from the Doctors, pausing to pick up David on the way but not getting out of the car, and thence to the Pharmacy AND COULDN'T FIND THE BLOODY PRESCRIPTION.
Eventually it was located trying to hide between the pages of an old Better Homes & Gardens I'd snaffled from the waiting room [ knitting patterns y'know ]