But, it is what it is. If nothing else, heat means that summer is upon us and I might eventually be on vacation if we can ever get past making up all these snow days. Even better, it is Wednesday and I can do the Wednesday Night Bullet Post. This is always something of a picker-upper.
Let's have at it!
*Ice cream for dinner tonight. Don't judge.
*I am eternally grateful that someone finally figured out how to turn off the heat in my classroom.
*They still haven't gotten around to fixing that window they had to board over last spring so we aren't getting much in the way of air circulation these days.
*We are, however, getting many, many hornets. They seem to be coming at us from above.
*The angry buzzing creatures are doing wonders for keeping the kids focused and working hard during these last few weeks of school.
*That was sarcasm, in case you missed it.
*Last week, we were dismissed half an hour early due to tornado warnings.
*Yesterday, we had to be evacuated for over an hour due to a weird odor in the hallways.
*Which smelled a lot like propane, but no one could find a leak.
*Three fire trucks and an ambulance.
*I like firemen. I like them a lot.
*I didn't get to appreciate them because I was standing in a hot parking lot with kids who blamed me for everything from the heat to the stench of cooking asphalt radiating around us.
*At the staff meeting that afternoon, someone mentioned that a propane truck drove by while we were all standing around out there.
*It is now being theorized that an entire school was evacuated due to a propane delivery down the street.
*I still got the blame as far as my students were concerned.
*They do not like being taken away from their lunches.
*Next week, we have scheduled a plague of locusts.
*The lady next to me at the staff meeting was knitting a dishcloth.
*This made me think of summer vacation because I knit dishcloths during summer vacation.
*I am so totally OVER this school year.
*But it is not done with me.
*It is just heating up!
*Da Boyz were pretty pleased to hear about the upcoming car repair bills.
*It means they get to postpone their visit with The Cat Whisperer until the end of July as opposed to the beginning.
|They sit in the window and stare gratefully down upon the ailing vehicle. I think I hear them singing its praises...|
*I'm including this one for no reason other than I think it is sweet how they do the cuddly-snuggle-umpkins thing.
|Seriously...can you STAND it????|
*I had a rather horrible time last month on the anniversary of the day we lost the Big Fluffy Kitty and it makes me smile to see that the Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty is so happy with his new baby brother.
*Sue me. I'm sappy like that...
*I am less sappy and sentimental regarding the new Wake Mommy Up At 4:45 In The Morning Routine, though.
*Fat Siamese in my face.
*Loud, fat Siamese in my face.
*Loud, fat Siamese with an agenda in my face.
*He has not processed that the heat means summer and that this is the time to start thinking about easing off on the early morning wake-up calls.
*We shall be working on this.
*I know. You don't have to say it.
*I do not control this situation. I never have.
*I just like to pretend, is all...
*I finished up with Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, Book 2).
*Honestly don't recall if I told you that already so I'm doing it again just in case.
*Then I cranked through Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, Book 3).
*Then, as if that weren't enough, I started Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville, Book 4).
*When I start a series, I take it seriously. I need to power through it.
*Fortunately, this is a fun read. Not great literature. Not dark literature, not really.
*It has mood lighting. Low lighting.
*It's just plain fun because when you have a werewolf named Kitty, there is really not much else to do but chuckle.
*I'm enjoying this series immensely, if only for the playlist at the beginning of each book.
*When not losing myself in the trials and tribulations of a werewolf/late night DJ, I'm in the car.
*And now I'm listening to something other than free content podiobooks.
*I sprang for Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 11) on audio.
*I figure I got my Urban Fantasy Chick Lit thing going on right now so I might as well go for broke.
*Apparently, the steamy weather has inspired some slightly steamy reading...
And so ends another Wednesday, complete with heat, humidity and a few good books. Eventually, I'll get to the place where this school year finally ends. For now, though, I'm hanging in and riding it out. It could be worse. The heater in the classroom could still be blasting. The car could be actually dead rather than possibly dying and the heat wave could be predicted to last longer than I can stand.
That said, tomorrow promises to be just as hot and steamy. Let's see how my sunny attitude is holding up after another day in the classroom with the cranky teens!