Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Saying Thank You

As a way of saying Thank You For The Many Hours Dedicated To Parent/Teacher Conferences (and please don't sue us for making you work five billion hours), my school district closes early for Thanksgiving.  All I have to do is survive two days and then it's all about me not being at work.  That is a fair exchange except for the times when it's not.  But I am choosing to ignore the crazy that makes up my working life these days and enjoy my extra-long Thanksgiving Break.

Let's kick it off with the Wednesday Night Bullet Points!

*Last week was not a great week at the Learn-a-matorium.

*It was, in fact, a horrible week.

*At least up to the part where I took Friday off and then things got quite delightful.

*Doctor's appointment.

*It was awesome!!!

*I mentioned my overwhelming obsession with pandemic disease and the impending horror that is the coming apocalypse.

*Like I do every time I go see Dr. Judy.

*She then spent half an hour drawing charts and graphs based on the workshops she's attended that support my predictions of doom 'n gloom.

*We get our respective giddy-girl-giggles on as we revel in how "right" we are about what's really lurking out there in the world of germs.

*We do this every third appointment or so and it soothes me.

*This time, she even let me take home the graphs she drew that show the patterns of pandemics since the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1917.

*Then she scheduled way more blood work than I really think is necessary given my current symptoms and gave me a flu shot.

*The latter made sense after the graph presentation.

*It also gave me a rash, but that is a small price to pay...

*Thankful to have a doctor who indulges (and maybe even shares) my occasional paranoia.

*Although the suggestion that I consider taking a little something for the anxiety seemed a bit presumptuous.

*Wanna hear something funny?

*I started this last night.

*I could lie and say I was being proactive, but I was really just confused about what day it was.

*Thank heavens for TV.  TV tells me what day it is before I post the WNBP on a Tuesday.

*Today is really Wednesday and I've been baking.

*I started baking last night and maybe that is where I got confused.

Evidence of oven usage.

*I am very thankful that the cheesy bread has not collapsed in upon itself yet.

*I'm sure it will since this is what the last few loaves have done, but I got a picture first so that makes me look good.

*I found some other pictures on the camera, too!

*Apparently, everyone likes napping on the back of the recliner these days...

*Can't honestly say when I took these, though.

*While the pix were uploading, I did a very scientific test of the cheesy bread.

*The family will have to be thankful for two loaves tomorrow.

*I need to keep "testing" the third.

*Here's the email I really wish I'd sent yesterday:

Dear Person Who Is So Totally Not The Boss Of Me,

I have received your latest message and would like to respond with a hearty, "you're welcome!"  I'm certain that, in spite of the actual wording, what you really meant to say was something along the lines of the following:

 "Thank you so very much for all the work you put in yesterday fixing the five million mistakes that were not yours.  You have successfully resolve the situation as best as was possible and I can't help but think it was rather nice of you to give up a day of teaching to do that.  You and everyone else to whom I have cc'd this message are a credit to the profession and I am certainly not trying to absolve my utter blame for this horrific incident in any way by sending out an email demanding information one hour before the end of school and the holiday break.  Your having already spent four hours taking care of this situation on my behalf was plenty."

Yes.  That is surely what you meant.  So, again, you are most welcome.


A Very Tired Ms. Sheep

*That is not the email I sent.

*Instead, I sent one off to the person who really is the boss of me asking if she might address the situation instead.

*She is a tad more diplomatic than I.

*Thank you, Actual Boss Of Me!

*I'd save her some of the bread, but that is looking less and less likely at this point.

*I got a late start with the baking today.  Not my fault.

*Computer games and reading got the better of me until the afternoon rolled around.

*I finished Toil And Trouble: Book 2 of the Jolie Wilkins Series (Volume 2)

*Can never remember just where I left off on the book reports so forgive me if I already said that.

*Then I downloaded To Kill A Warlock: Dulcie O'Neil Series

*And A Tale of Two Goblins: A Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy (Dulcie O'Neil Series #2) (Volume 2)

*Fun reads, if not exactly fine literature. Also good for lighthearted weekend story-time.

*Now I'm reading Trick of the Light (Trickster, Book 1).

*Not lighthearted reading.

*Darker.  Much darker.

*Good for a rainy day before Thanksgiving when you are trying to avoid baking bread.

*Also good for reading after you've baked bread and don't care if you get cheesy smears all over your ereader.

*Thankful for instant reading gratification!

*And for not having anyone around to witness me licking cheese off the ereader.

So, to recap, it seems that I've gotten my sense of time back, not to mention the will to bake.  Furthermore, I am prepared for any and all pandemic outbreaks that might occur in the next few days and did not send any emails that might get me fired should that apocalyptic scenario fail to manifest itself.  I think I'm in pretty good shape over here!  I've got my Thankful Hat on and am wearing it proudly!

For those of you celebrating along with me tomorrow, I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and an extra helping of whatever you find pleasing upon your table of plenty!



kmkat said...

Feast well, Sheepie, and stay away from malls on Black Friday. I have heard of sheep being trampled in the rush to purchase electronic gee-gaws.

Julia G said...

Mmmmm, fresh-baked cheesy bread.... Have a great Thanksgiving, Ms. Sheep!

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Knitting Linguist said...

It sounds like your Thanksgiving holiday was exceedingly well-deserved! Glad you made it through the school days and into the bread-baking part of the proceedings. (mmmm...)

Sister Vegetarian said...

I can't get enough of your blog! I have been following it for 5 years! Love it!!!! Have an awesome rest of the week! ~ Donna Beaudoin, Author, Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living (Lantern Books)