Mississippi Moments

Sunday, April 29, 2007






Little Wonders...
It's been that kind of week. Time for a list.
1. Went to see the children's version of Oklahoma! at the Magnolia Children's Theater. They couldn't top our very own Maura doing "I cain't say NO", but it was delightful. And on my birthday.
2. Which was quiet and delightful. 45 is a golden time. I am officially "middle-aged". I'm all for belonging to the Middle Ages. even though they didn't have hot running water.
3. An amazing walk with Squishy Jr. on Saturday at Shilshole and Golden Gardens to celebrate finishing my class and doing great on my final! Another step on the way to not being a teacher-dinosaur and having more tools in my teacher-kit so I could be a resource specialist or an MSL specialist or a reading teacher if I want to.
4. Riding the O'Dea bus! With 3rd graders who mostly have never been on a bus.
5. Going to O'Dea for chemistry and biology.
6. Dad-even when he was grey with pain and fatigue, he still facilitated a quality lesson with great guys for my OLF students. The parents werevery impressed. The kids down in the biology lab were dissecting frogs--I didn't appreciate it when I announced that we weren't bringing any frog gall bladders back to OLF in our pockets, and the enthusiastic biology teacher threw in, Oh, not a problem, we have ziplocs!"...I gave him THE LOOK (a.k.a. as Ms. R's stink eye) and the gall bladders remained at O'Dea.
7. I put the kabosh on only one song (99 bottles of beer-had to use my whistle) and switched it to "milk"...being 3rd graders, it became "bilk" because technically...well, you get it, they are being the lawyer-head, Moses-types that they are in the spring of 3rd grade.
8. Had a lovely coffee and pie visit with the Western law prof. He's very nice. Got his priorities straight. We shall see.
9. Managed to study a wee bit and not fret too much about not being perfect on my exams or assignments. The only thing that was imperfect with my notebook was that I put loops on my cursive o's. I like them that way. That is how my mother taught me and I am not going to switch for a bitchy now dead teacher-lady named Romalda who didn't like loops. She obviously never met my mother.
10. I made it to the faculty meeting on time this week. Squishy Jr made it to daycare sort of on time this week.
11. I did laundry today- 3 loads, took three naps, sat in the sun with my dog and my coffee, and read about half of a great Civil War book that is centered around the Battle of Franklin, TN.
12. There was a mom at my solo parenting for adoptive parents group tonight with her 9 month old baby girl just home from Vietnam. The baby's name is Audrey and she is precious. It is becoming very real. More paperwork and fingerprinting this week. MAde friends with a single to be mom named Theresa who is in process for a little boy from Vietnam. We are with the same agency and have the same adoption counselor.
13. I like white wine. when I study is nice, too.
14. There were too many little wonders this week and synchronicitous events to list here...the magic, the power, the flow of what's in place now is...wonderful.
15. I had the best sleep I've had in over 3 years this past week. Because I had a male in my bed. A hairy one. I am going to package this and make my million...then I enjoyed reaping the results of "I am no longer bottom dog because we are sleeping together"...so I'm still in the bed...and he's not. Sounds like a pattern I need to look at...hee-hee. NOT!
Looking foward to Sisters'Night on Tuesday after dance. A sweet time to come............
16. I plan to have the lavendar room cleared out by the end of this week. That is one achievable target I can do...
17. Prayers and healing love and energy to all who need it and desire it....

5 Comments:

  • At 9:39 PM, Blogger The Freewaydiva said…

    Your Birfday was not on my calendar, and I missed it. :(

    I am Teh Sad.

    I hope very, very much that it was fabulous. :)

     
  • At 11:08 PM, Anonymous col said…

    Emr likes her birfday to last a few weeks - I like to call and holler "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" on her machine every few days so she can enjoy it longer. :)

     
  • At 5:43 AM, Blogger MihErn said…

    t'anks, girlz! it was fab and quiet and yup, yup, I like it to last awhile--there's a bonfire in teh works. I'll let ya know!:)

     
  • At 8:04 AM, Blogger The Freewaydiva said…

    Well, that's a notion that I can get behind. Mine lasts an entire month! They even celebrate it in Germany and Austria! ;)

     
  • At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That is some serious DOG SMILE! I love it! He's looking good! :)

    brigie

     

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