Don’t you love food?
Month: April 2009 (page 2 of 5)
I have just deleted a long rant. Turns out that complaining about how craptastic the day has begun doesn’t actually repair it.
It’s violin lesson day. And piano lesson day times two. And there are three dentist appointments at ten. And a quick tutorial at the elementary school for the mom who missed Meet the Masters training last wek. And there’s sunshine, so the weeding should at least be started. And maybe the mowing. And it’s garbage day. And the kitchen floor needs to be mopped. Plus some laundry. And I’m in charge of Family Night (I’m thinking a couple rounds of Curses). Plus it’s short day at school, which means kids 1 and 2 will be home when I’m still doing lunch dishes.
When I was in Junior High, I had the same science teacher for two years. His name was Jack Smith (no names have been changed to protect the innocent – and come on, how many dozens of Jack Smiths teach 7th grade science?) and he had a baffling habit of jiggling the loose change in his pants pockets. Was he bragging that he had loose change and we didn’t? Was he making an obvious distinction between his pleated khakis from Sears and our too-tight eighties jeans?These many, many years later, I must say that the coin jingle is the single most memorable feature about Mr. Jack Smith. I vaguely recall that he was an average-looking, overweight dark haired white guy of lengthening forehead and slight sarcasm (not enough for me to really respect his skills) and that he had a tendency to laugh when he was upset (at the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle, for example). He surely didn’t mean it.
I stayed up two hours past the usual and finished “The Historian” last night. (Husband is out of town, nuff said.) It is an interesting book, written in a different style than I would have thought, considering the subject matter.