I had a brief and happy moment upon arriving home where I thought it was Thursday. You can only imagine my emotional decline when I realized that it is Wednesday. On the positive side, it is the day of the Wednesday Night Bullet Post and those always make me happy. Let's see if we can't come up with some fun-filled tidbits from the Sheepish Files for you...
*The Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty has discovered a way to get into that cupboard I duct taped shut.
*He squiggles in through the little gap between the dishwasher and the cupboard.
*Of course, once he's in there he can't escape because he's used up all his squiggle and the cupboard won't open.
*Lots of pathetic thumping sounds that make the Big Fluffy Kitty roll her eyes in disgust.
*The Cheerful Teaching Assistant was out sick today.
*She was out on Monday and had no business coming in yesterday.
*Very sick CTA.
*I hugged the unfinished sock in my bag four times today because that is what one does when one needs comfort in a short-staffed situation.
*I don't seem to knit anymore, but I'm getting wicked good at sock hugging.
*When I expressed concern over the CTA's upcoming wedding and her need to get better really, really fast, one of my students said:
*"Well, can't they just do it a different day?"
*He's a boy. He doesn't know from weddings. Not his fault...
*I did a twenty minute lecture on caterers and venue reservations. And florists.
*When their eyes were done glazing over, someone had the brilliant idea of planning a back-up wedding for the CTA.
*Just in case...
*It might have been me who thought of it, but I can't say for certain. It's kind of a blur.
*We worked up quite a plan.
*We've sort of reserved the hallway outside the library because it's really long and would make an awesome Bride Walk.
*The Boy Who Needs A Nicotine Patch By Noon is going to give her away.
*He promised to wear his clean black hoodie for the occasion.
*Spunky Girl did the invitations and availed herself of the copier in the main office so we'd have them ready to go if needed.
*She's new. Don't worry, though. She's only in 5th grade so you've got years to get to know her.
*The Great Debater, when asked about the cake, declared that he wanted a purple one.
*He has no idea where to get a purple cake or the actual flavor of such a confection but he was very clear on this point.
*The Tortured Artist (also new to the group) enthusiastically volunteered to costume the event.
*"Costume" was his word, not mine. I think we might all be wearing capes...
*Not everyone was as quick to come up with ideas.
*The kid who is Gauged And Aerodynamic looked confused when I asked for his suggestions regarding what we might need.
*The best he could come up with for our list was a hesitant pause followed by:
*Later he clarified this and explained that we would be needing something to hold our beers.
*This is going to be a classy event with beer in plastic cups rather than tacky cans.
*I do not anticipate remaining employed by this school district when it is over but I think I can live with that.
*Still need to check with the librarian about the reception.
*I'll get that on the list for tomorrow...
*It was a busy day and I've got a cat duct taped in the cupboard.
*It's not like I can do everything, for crying out loud!!!
As you can see, I've got a lot on my plate right now. I can barely find the time to not knit a sock. Hugging it is taking up precious minutes that could be used for wedding planning and cat rescuing. But I carry on because that is what I do. If I don't, who will? There would be no back-up plan for anything!
You have no idea how much I wish it was Thursday. There is no back-up plan for Wednesday. Even if you make a list and put it up on the white board for all to see.
Should probably add "explain that list to the CTA" to tomorrow's tasks...
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