Wednesday is upon us once again and it is time for the Wednesday Night Bullet Post. I think we can dispense with my usual commentary on how hard it is to remember the day of the week and the gratitude I feel on those days when I can post in random bullet form. I think we all know that by now, right?
Let's get straight to the highlights:
*It was raining this morning.
*And by "raining," I do not mean a gentle patter of soft drops that made the morning sparkle like it was taking a diamond shower.
*I mean a pelting, harsh punishment from the sky that caused rivers to form on all surfaces.
*I had to take out the trash and get some gas this morning.
*The Boy For Whom All The World's A Stage took one look at me, sighed happily and said:
I just love it when Ms. Sheep gets caught in the rain. It makes her hair dark and that looks so much better on her, don't you think?
*I spent the rest of the day in a dither because I am way too invested in what the average middle school student thinks of my hair coloring choices...
*Yesterday was a short work day for me. I had a doctor's appointment.
*What follows is what I consider an appropriate response to a greeting that includes the words, "how are you today?"
*I apparently feel it is perfectly rational to throw my hands in the air and announce, "I am going to write the story of my life and it will be titled: I Used To Be Smart But Then Menopause Came And Made Me Stoopit."
*The doctor assures me that this state of affairs is temporary and that I will one day be the witty, brilliant gal I used to was.
*If you are ever tempted to tell someone this, please know...
*IT DOES NOT HELP.
*I went on to describe how stoopit I have become.
*I also put forth my theory that women who are thrown into this horrific state of affairs at the tender age of 40 thanks to a poorly-timed illness should be given some sort of reduced symptoms benefit.
*Then I informed her that a time limit should be established and some order instilled in the process. You start, you deal with it for a predetermined period of time, then you are done.
*IF YOU WANT TO BE HELPFUL, WHY DON'T YOU GET ON THAT, M'KAY???
*Then she shook her head sadly and asked me a lot of questions about how I was functioning at work. She also reviewed my file and the state of my bone density, which is getting neither better nor worse but is still depressing to think about.
*Next visit, I plan on just saying, "Hello, Doc. I'm fine today. How are you?"
*I think I was just grumpy because I forgot my knitting.
*And haz the menopause...
*In spite of all that, I'm still making decent progress on the mitts I'm knitting for the World's Greatest Stylist And Life Coach.
*I had to explain what the word "maven" meant to (the boy who is) Dark And Disturbed during the last class today.
*Then he stood up, threw out his chest, put his hands on his hips and loudly proclaimed, "I'm the MAVEN, that's how I know!!!!!"
*This somehow devolved into our someday going into business together and selling t-shirts that read: Quoth The MAVEN, "That's How I Know!!!"
*Why this was so funny, I have no idea. But we darned near had to call the nurse before we died of mirth.
*I finished Heroes of the Valley over the weekend. I know I said I really liked it before.
*Now I'm saying that I looooove it!!!
*I'm really glad that my cousin brought The Little Stranger with her when she came to visit my parents last summer.
*I'm sorry that she couldn't get into it. Or that my mom couldn't either.
*But I'm giddy that it found its way to me because I thought it rather good!
*Sort of an updated version of a classic, Gothic ghost story. Slow in places, granted. But nicely done.
*When I was at the school book fair last week I sort of got overwhelmed and panicked a bit. I couldn't decide what I wanted!!!
*Then I ended up buying something I probably didn't really want. But it was too late and I was stuck with it.
*Turns out I am kind of fascinated by The Everafter. It's like The Lovely Bones only less with the murder and more with the "what does it all mean?"
*Way more compelling than I thought it was going to be.
*I'm saving the best one for last. It's the reason I went to the book fair. I was only going to buy one book. But then I got all the others because that is sometimes the way these things go...
*I'll tell you all about it later. I'm treating myself to it over Thanksgiving break.
*I really wanted Scumble (the sequel to Savvy) but it was kind of spendy in hardcover.
*I'll wait for My Other Favorite Librarian to get it for the school library and read it for free.
*Much more sensible way to go about it, right?
*If I'm going to be selling super-cool MAVEN t-shirts, I should probably start acting smarter.
*Even if I am not exactly biologically capable of that right now...
That's about it for this week's bullet points, I think. I'm assuming I could come up with more if I tried, but I think I've wound down for the moment. I'll just kick back and enjoy the evening (especially now that it's not pouring buckets down upon me). I trust that your Wednesday went well for you and wish you all the joys of an impending Thursday.
I may be a stoopit kind of MAVEN, but even I know that Thursday is just a heartbeat away from the weekend. And that's a joyful thing, indeed!
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