Thursday, December 11, 2008

Two things you don't want to have happen when working late.

1. "Mom, that blue cup of pop you left in your room just fell over onto the floor." ??? How does a cup fall off the back of the desk when it is two inches from the edge unless someone knocks it over?

2. Getting home, having an urgent need to visit the necessary facilities, and discovering that the water level is low before sitting down. Flush quick (luckily before using said facility), and HOLY FUCK THE FUCKING TOILET IS HOLY SHIT OVERFUCKINGFLOWING!!!!! OMG THE PLUNGER ISN'T WORKING!!!!! BRING ME THE TOWELS!!!! NOT THE FUCKING PAPER TOWELS?!?!?!? THE BASKET!!!!! OH SHITTTTT!!!!! I'M NOT SWEARING AT YOU, I'M SWEARING AT THE FUCKING TOILET!!!!!!!

Yes, it stopped. Yes, I used half of the clean towels I just washed, but hadn't yet folded. They are now back in the wash, and I spent the next 30 minutes cleaning up the bathroom, including disinfecting EVERYTHING, while still having that urgent need.

I wish to GOD I had some margaritas right here, right now.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

He he he hehhe

I just thought of the PERFECT present for that person I was having problems shopping for!!!!!! This is going to take some serious shopping to pull together...

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Trying to keep my head above water

It's that time of year again. The week when I have to be at work every evening to run a special program designed to help relieve stress for our students. Unfortunately, it usually ends up generating stress for me, in by the end of the week, I am wiped out from not having any down time in the evenings.

So, in order to make this week run smoothly, I worked like crazy this weekend to get ahead in all of the daily chores, so that all I have to do when I get home is make a quick dinner, relax in bubble bath, and go to sleep. All of the grocery shopping is done (d'oh! I forgot to pick up the milk!), the laundry is done, the refrigerator is cleaned out, the dishes are in the dishwasher, and the dishwasher is running (even though it isn't full. Funny how long it takes to realize that you can run it half empty!). I made a big pot of spicy chicken soup this afternoon, which should last us a couple of days. I have a crockpot meal that can be made later this week. This should keep us from having to eat fast food this week. I feel so much better when we eat real food rather than going out. I have, however, promised my son that we'll go to Hickory Park on Saturday, after we are done Christmas shopping. (I have ONE present under the tree. ONE. And one in the closet, which I saw is on sale at Target for $10 less that what I paid for it on Black Friday. And I have no idea what to get a certain hard-to-shop-for friend, who shall remain nameless.)

So, I am as prepared for this week as I can be. Only two weeks left in the semester.

Longest two weeks ever...

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Poor guy...

Icy school sidewalks and overly heavy backpacks do not mix with a 14-year-old who is growing an inch a month...

My son is fine, nothing broken, just scraped up, and he's going to really hurt by tomorrow. He fell face forward, and did a chin plant on the sidewalk. He's missing a silver dollar sized piece of skin from under his chin, and has a couple of wicked looking scrapes on his left wrist. His knees are a little scraped up as well. But, nothing broken! I repeat, nothing broken! He could have so easily broken his jaw or arm...