Last week was something of an anomaly. I had sickness, a classroom break-in, assorted tragedies and an honest-to-God earthquake to report on. I don't know whether it is a good thing or a bad thing that all is back to some semblance of normalcy now. I suppose it's good for the nerves. No. That's wrong. I don't "suppose" anything. It is definitely good for the nerves when all is quiet.
It's maybe not so good for the blog, though. I'm just going to forge ahead and see how it goes. Maybe I can take the same old same old and turn it into something kinda-sorta interesting...
*I am pleased to report that I slept lying down last night.
*That is probably not all that interesting to the average person.
*But, to me, it was a little slice of heaven.
*I've been sleeping sitting up for almost two weeks now.
*This requires a plethora of pillows and a true commitment to remaining upright.
*Sitting up in order to sleep is counter intuitive.
*But it is preferable to coughing so hard that it wakes the neighbors and I'm so totally not kidding when I say that.
*The pneumonia and I were at a stalemate for quite a while there, but I think I'm getting the upper hand now.
*I only use the inhaler once a day or so now and I believe I've already mentioned the whole "lying down like a civilized being" thing.
*I'm so giddy about all this that I'm gonna try lying down again tonight!
*It's all I've thought about most of the day!
*And you thought I was kidding when I said that my regular life might not be all that interesting...
*We've had a real problem at school with kids running willy nilly through the double doors with no thought whatsoever towards who might be trying to come the other way.
*So some brilliant individual thought to put green circles over the "in" side and red circles over the "not so much with in" side.
*Keep to the right. That's what we're shooting for here.
*Kids can do it. Adults forget.
*The Boy With The Cutest Lithp EVER was shocked by my doorway behavior as I was taking him down to breakfast the other day.
*I waltzed through the "red" door like it was my right to do so as decreed by the superintendent of schools himself.
*He made me go back and do it right. He chuckled.
*He made me do it again when I forgot at the next door. He chuckled again as I dutifully did as he instructed.
*By the time we hit the third door and I STILL couldn't seem to get the hang of it, he wasn't as amused.
*And I was a little ashamed of myself as I trudged back to repeat the correct procedure yet again.
*After we'd procured his morning meal, we headed back towards the classroom. And then...
Ms. Sheep: Wait. We just went through a door. I did it wrong again didn't I? Just say it. I can take it...
The Boy With The Cutest Lithp EVER: (disgustedly) I don't know. I thtopped trying after the fourth door.
*I don't remember the fourth door.
*Or why the heck we have so many danged doors in that school to begin with!!!
*But I think I can pinpoint exactly when I had to start working harder to earn the respect of a certain cutie with an adorable speech impediment.
*The Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty isn't handling the need to close off certain rooms now that the cold weather is upon us.
*Or perhaps he is.
*He is almost able to turn a doorknob now.
*Which is about fifty kinds of disturbing when I happen to be in the shower...
*It's only a matter of time before I wake up and find my car keys gone and a note saying, "Went out for catnip. Back in an hour."
*There was a time when only the major publishers could decide what we got to read. Independent publishing was something only done for vanity's sake and not anything a "real" author would consider.
*But now, thanks to the digital revolution, we have more options.
*When I was asked to read Generation Z: Birth of the Zompire I was happy to do it.
*Not only do I get to read about zombies, but I get to support an indie author and that's all good no matter how you slice it.
*Be forewarned: These are lighthearted zombies that chat amongst themselves and engage in what can almost be deemed high jinx.
*While they eat your face off...
*They are not the zombies we will face come the apocalypse. Do not try to engage them in lighthearted banter while they eat your face off. You'll just feel rejected.
*But I think it is perfectly OK to play with the genre a bit. We will all need to learn a little flexibility when the dark days dawn and life as we know it comes to an end.
*And pizza delivery costs, like, a billion dollars because only trained ninjas or mercenaries will be able to get anything to you in under thirty minutes or less...
*Oh, and don't try to tell me you never wondered what might happen if an unlucky vampire ever got bitten by a zombie. You know you have.
*I'm not going to tell you, though. You can either keep wondering or read the book yourself.
*Now I'm reading Mort because I've never really read the DiscWorld books in any sort of order and lots of the early ones got past me.
*And also because everything else good was already checked out from the library.
*The commute is being pleasantly passed as I listen to Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson Novels).
*I know I keep saying I'm so totally over the vampires and werewolves, but somehow I keep getting sucked back in.
*Sucked back in..heh-heh.
*You know. It's funny. Because of the vampires.
*Maybe I'm not quite as far past the effects of the pneumonia as I thought...
*Or perhaps the abundance of "normal" in my life has gotten the better of me.
OK. So that maybe wasn't the festival of awesome it might have been, but I did my best. And no matter what anyone says, the part where I sleep lying down now is possibly enough to keep me awake just from the sheer joy of it.
I guess if "normal" is wrong then I don't wanna be right. At least for a little while.
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