Hello all. Tonight is one of those nights where I don’t have any particular ideas in mind, or things I really want to talk about, so I’m just going to start typing and see where the road leads. I apologize in advance for the loss of the next few minutes of your life, but gratefully thank you for reading!
My son cracked me up this morning. I was still on my own bed, but I was yelling at him, asking if he was up yet. He didn’t answer, so I yelled his first and middle name, and I heard this exasperated, sighing, more than a little annoyed voice answer, “YES, MOTHER!” 🙂 Then again, he always cracks me up. He prides himself on his funny little antics and absolutely loves making people laugh.
Great thing today- we got rain. I mean real rain, not one of those that’s just enough drizzle to make the grass strain upward desperately and beg. It sprinkled a few days ago, which was good, but it wasn’t enough. We hadn’t had rain in so long, I turned on my windshield wipers and they looked at me with puppy-dog eyes like they didn’t know what to do!
I was reading some other blogs this morning. I should never do that. It just gives me a complex and makes me feel like I should give up writing and apply to clown college. Some of the writers out there seem soooo talented. Some of them just like to say f*ck a lot.
My 20-year class reunion is coming up next month. I absolutely deny that I am old enough to have been out of school for TWENTY years! I was a child prodigy who graduated from high school at age 10. That’s what it is. Yeah, that’s my story. What do you mean I’m full of crap!? Well who needs you, anyway? Oh that’s right- I do, or this thing would be non-existent! Ok, so the reunion is coming up and I don’t have a thing to wear! It’s not a fancy-schmancy, la-di-da affair- just a catered dinner and dance at the Elks’ Lodge. (Boy, does that sound Small Town!) The dress code isn’t too demanding- it’s just business casual. The problem is that everything I own is either 3 sizes too big or looks like an old lady, or both!! I bought a dress a while back, that I actually love, but I don’t have the proper undergarments to wear with it. It’s a halter top dress, and since I don’t have a strapless or halter top bra, I could either wear a tank top under it or some kind of shirt over it, but I don’t really think it would look right. So I’m stuck either wearing something I already have that is all baggy and old lady-ish, or borrowing something from I-know-not-whom! Guess I’ll just have to keep working on it. The date is Sept. 18, so I have a little less than a month to get this problem solved!
Daughter S. is taking Spanish this year, and I think it’s going to be really fun to re-learn it along with her. My poor Spanish teacher in high school only lasted one year because she was not accustomed to what rotten little beasties high school kids can be. She found out quick when one little punk made a hairspray can torch in the back of the classroom. Miss Rosa was much better suited to teaching elementary school, I think. I was showing off to Daughter S. this morning the only things I learned in that class: the words to La Bamba, and the Pledge of Allegience in Spanish. (Which I can never recall the first phrase of- arguably the most important part- the ‘I pledge allegience’ part!) Just for the halibut, I’ll show it off again, minus appropriate punctuation marks:
(I pledge allegience)
a la bandera
de los Ustados Unidos de America.
y a la Republica que representa
Una nacion, bajo Dios, indivisible
con libertad y justicia para todos.
This post is dying on the vine, so I guess I’m going to give it up for now. The Boy was working on his homework and he decided he was going to “take a break.” Only now it’s after 9:30 p.m. and he’s not doing homework and he’s not getting ready for bed either, so it’s time to provide some gentle guidance: GET READY FOR BED, YOU LITTLE CRUMB-CRUNCHER!
Maybe for the next entry I’ll translate the meaning of the words to La Bamba. You guys totally better run for the hills!
Until next time,
(ETA: MILESTONE!!! Apparently this is my 100th post! I know it’s just a beginning compared to some of the blogs that have been out there for a while, but wow! I can’t believe I’ve already gotten this far! I’m also pushing 2700 total views since I started this thing. Thanks again to everyone who has taken the time to read me, and super thanks to those who keep coming back! Hugs to you!)