Thursday, June 3, 2010

This Little Light of Mine

Taken May 20, 2010.

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  1. One last day with the kiddos. Jim, you lucky dog are a day ahead of me on that.
    Frigging teachers still sending me exams and project to count as the exam YESTERDAY.
    Will see if I can juggle all the last minute cries for help.

    So Andi, thanks for a peaceful moment in the woods to start my day.

    Think I'd prefer a visit from Cary Grant in one of those screwball comedies (Sorry Ruby) today. That is more in tune with my life.

    Cyberhugs to cyberbuddies.

  2. Oh I'm with you, Lisa. Gary Grant is the king of the screwball comedy -- Bringing Up Baby, Topper, My Favorite Wife, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, His Girl Friday, The Awful Truth, I Was Male War Bride, Monkey Business, Arsenic and Old Lace. I love 'em all.

  3. Heading out for a day of record keeping and cleaning a year's worth of classroom detritus. Hope you have great day.

  4. Morning, all.... ::yawns mightily::

    So, uhm, whoever lost the insomnia wand? Can you come pick it up, please? ktxbai

    Trying to prop my eyelids open so I can be effective at the mimes today.

    Lisa, w00t, one more day!!!

    Jim, your day sounds rather ambitious.

    Andi, thanks for the soothing cool greens of the pretty woods. I think my brain needs that today.

    ::stifles another yawn::

    Cheers, all!

  5. Working at home today. The Boy decided to get some of his community service stuff done today, and Snippet went with (and took Mason) because he's working at one of the county parks. She's planning to stroller him around the walking path and hang out in the air-conditioned gym/community center otherwise.

    Jim, this is your last day before break, right? Congrats!

    Lisa, good luck with the late-arriving exams. "You pass." ;-) Hmmmm… an idea to keep in your desk for next year: when a kiddo arrives, take him/her aside and say in a conspiratorial tone, "Hey… if you don't give me a lot of grief while you're here, if your regular teacher screws up and sends your exams late, I'll cut you some slack." In some ways, it sounds almost like you've been fighting the regular staff as much as they do; if they see you as an ally they might be less prone to act up.

    Mrs. Fetched briefly dragged me to the chicken houses this morning… I find it hard to believe that neither she nor Panda have any clue how to work a voltmeter, but whatever. Back to work work. I managed to overlook a deadline and now I have to have a 300+ page manual ready by tomorrow. Maybe I'll be able to cut & paste my way out of this jam…

  6. Morning, all! Sorry about the wand, Maria - send it this way. I'm sleeping so much, I could use a few extra hours in my day. I'll try and send my extra to you.

    Chicken houses - haven't heard that term for a while, Farf. So either you've been shirking your responsibilities, or no chickies in the houses...

    Another relaxing day. A little antsy about not working, but I guess I could be writing, huh? Two more days in Chicagoland - enforced idleness when you're visiting.

    Summer's almost here, teachers - woo hoo!

    Have a great day, y'all - I'm off to do repack my suitcase...

  7. Maybe if you imagine those soothing greens at night, Maria, it will help you sleep.

    So did you teach her how to use a voltmeter, Farf?

    Have you been to any of the museums, Beth? I especially love the Art Institute and the Shedd.

  8. So it's okay just to leave the new perennials in their green plastic pots in the front yard, right? I mean, I'll arrange them attractively. No one will ever notice they aren't actually in the, you know, ground. I'm sure they'll winter fine in plastic.

  9. We're an hour and a half from Chicago, andi. We were supposed to go into town and do lots of stuff, but my friend adopted a dog last week, and it can't be left alone. So we're hanging out in this tiny farm town instead of playing in the big city. Oh well, maybe next time...

  10. And NP, I think they'll be gorgeous in those little green pots...maybe it'll stop raining in July...

  11. Nancy, sounds like our annuals. I think the violets are still in the multi-packs, though we've gotten all the perennials and the rest of the annuals in.

    Just discovered I have an 8:00 a.c. Transit Commission meeting tomorrow. Turns out I'm on the commission. Good thing I found out before the meeting, huh.

    Still need to get writing done today, and haven't even had a chance to start yet. Commences headless chicken dance.

    Gotta run.

  12. Heh Nancy, I got a little potted plant almost a month ago and set it out on the porch railing until I decided what to do with it and look at it now [LINK].

    Beth, I think you and your friend are just swell folks to put that newly adopted doggie first. The museums will be there next time.

    I would pay big bucks to see you do a headless chicken dance, Kelly. :)