Well, it’s Friday, and there is no holiday today, so here are the Fragments from my mind. If you would like to dump yours as well, head on over to Mrs.4444 for the rules and the really neat button, and go to town!
***I am so tired of hearing about Tiger Woods. For one thing, while what he allegedly did is slimy and I certainly would not want to marry or date him, he isn’t any different than quite a few non-famous sleazebags-why is it more our business simply because he is famous? For another thing, why did we decide that sports “stars” needed to be exempt from human emotions and failings? Last, it annoys the shit out of me that sponsors are pulling their endorsements; does the fact that he is a philanderer (and see previous point) actually negate the fact that he is THE greatest golfer? Um, no. Stupid, yes. Unfaithful and power-drunk, absolutely. But a shitty player? No.
***Due to the fact that several members of the class went crazy when they had a substitute this week, Hannah’s class no longer gets to perform anywhere. Needless to say, she is really disappointed, and angry. As am I-she has worked so hard in this class, and grown so much that it is a shame that she isn’t going to be able to showcase all she has learned. It also annoys me that as a whole, these kids are vociferous about their desire to not be seen simply as those kids from the Alternative school, but this kind of behavior certainly does nothing to dispel the idea that they are, in fact, those kids.
***I am so ready for it to be Friday. I know that I was glad to get back into the normal routine, and I am, but at the same time, it seems like it has been a hard week. I have no doubt that next week will be better, now that we have all become acclimated. Really, none of us wanted to get out of bed this morning, and when I asked Eli if he was going to shower, he thought about it for a second and said,”No, I think I’ll just stink today,” and rolled back over in bed.
***Speaking of funny things kids say, Owen was telling me what he had at lunch at daycare one day this week: chicken strings, smushed potatoes, and oranges. And, he says, “It was dreezing (freezing) good!” And speaking of freezing, on Wednesday it was really quite mild so he went to daycare wearing just a sweater over his shirt. It was about 30 degrees colder when I went to pick him up, so yesterday morning he wore a shirt, TWO sweaters, his coat, and a pair of shorts under his jeans. Apparently he does have a bit of his mommy in him; I don’t like to be cold either.
***I get that we are all responsible for taking care of ourselves; emotionally, physically, spiritually…I know that, I believe that I can be as happy or as miserable as I choose to be, and most of the time I work pretty consistently toward giving myself loving self-care. Every once is awhile, though, I want to scream, because sometimes taking care of yourself and standing true to what you believe is really painful.
***Steve and I haven’t had our date night since before the holidays; I think we are going out to eat tonight before the AA meeting, and I am inordinately excited about it. I have really missed that block of time just for the two of us, and I can tell that the relationship has suffered for the lack of it. Not suffered in the sense that either of us is walking around pissed off or unhappy, but suffering in the sense of having gotten mired down in the day-to-day kids/jobs/families/dogs tedium. It will be good to get back into this habit as well.
Okay, I feel like I just blew my nose really hard and cleaned out my sinuses-only this time, it was my head, and now my brain is free of the mental snot that builds up. If you feel the need to do the same, join us all over at Half Past Kissin’ Time; we would love to have you!