*I have reached a conclusion.
*Not going to work in the morning is a far better thing than going to work in the morning.
*Oh, and I am also starting to think that people who expect other people to get up at 5:00 in the morning and leave to go to work before 6:00 are mean.
*That is just a theory, but I think I'm onto something here...
*The first Tuesday of the month is Staff Meeting Day. All the teachers gather together to hear pearls of wisdom and interesting tid-bits from our fearless administrators.
*This is an unpleasant state of affairs when you are trying to get back into the routine.
*And when said routine includes wrangling middle school students who are no more pleased to be there than you are after a two week vacation.
*I didn't bring my knitting.
*I didn't miss it. I knit a lot for the holidays.
*People commented on my missing knitting.
*Felt like I'd somehow let them down...
*Hey! Guess what!!!!
*I finally got it!!
|Pictures of cats playing with their Christmas toys!!!|
|For once, they decided to cooperate! Actual pictures of frivolity and merriment!!!|
|This is the look that says, "My mommy has way too much time on her hands..."|
*OK. So it's probably a good thing that I went back to work.
*I finally broke down and replaced my tethered ereader with a wireless one.
*Wireless is better. You can buy books from the bathtub.
*You probably didn't want to know that. You might even want to take a minute to clear that mental image from your head.
*But it's really cool to buy books from the tub, right?
*I read a lot over vacation what with the whole bathtub-book-buying thing working for me.
*I've been meaning to read Magyk (Septimus Heap, Book 1) for a while now.
*Had to go on a waiting list at the school library for it, though.
*Finally just bought it.
*Love it! Had to get Flyte (Septimus Heap, Book 2) right away!!!
*Hence, the aquatic purchase.
*I knew that Simon R Green's new series wasn't getting great reviews, but I love most of his stuff.
*So I went ahead and snagged Ghost of a Chance (A Ghost Finders Novel).
*Not his best, but I like to support the arts.
*Plus Mr. Green makes me giggle.
*And The Forest of Hands and Teeth? Dudes...
*Yes, there are zombies.
*No. They aren't anything unusual.
*They occasionally bumble into one another.
*And savagely devour the flesh of those hapless individuals unfortunate or unwise enough to stray beyond the fence.
*It's not really about the walking dead. They are scary, sure.
*But what's really scary is what happens to the breathing types when all systems break down.
*This is a beautifully written book and not because of the zombies. Zombies aren't beautiful and nothing is ever going to make me think that.
*It's a beautifully written book in spite of the zombies.
*Now I'm reading Under the Dome: A Novel.
*Because I am ashamed to have not read it yet.
*Not my favorite Stephen King novel. But good, all the same.
*Best Classroom Conversation Of The Week Thus Far:
Ms. Sheep: You know, when I adopted The Very Complicated Kitty he had a different name.
Cheerful Teaching Assistant: Really? What was it?
MS: It was Bob. (fake name used for blogging purposes)
(The Boy Who Is) Dark And Disturbed: Hey! That's my name!!!
MS: Yes. And "Bob" really suited him. But I still had to change it.
D&D: How come? It's a great name!
MS: Because I didn't want to ever, EVER have to say, "I am going to spend tonight snuggled up on the couch with Bob."
D&D: (burying his head in his hands) OH MY GOD!!! WHY? WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT? WHY??? NOW I HAVE TO GO TO THERAPY UNTIL I'M THIRTY!!!!
MS: Think back. You are the one who decided to announce to the class that you want to go around wearing a loincloth all the time. Now you know how I feel every, single, stupid day.
*This conversation took place yesterday.
*For the record, D&D was absent today.
*I felt badly because yesterday was his birthday and I gave him the gift of long-term mental anguish and trauma.
*Didn't tell him about the bathtub shopping.
*I'll save that for Arbor Day or something...
Well, that's about it. I'm all tuckered out from the reading and staff meetings, not to mention how much disturbing the delicate mental balance of teenage boys will take out of a gal. I'm going to sign off and see about mentally preparing myself for the last couple of work days. I'd also like to check the calendar so I can tally up the number of days until the next long weekend.
And try to see if I can come up with a more regular blogging schedule...