* In ten more posts, I will have 400–I”m thinking about having a Random Stash Dive contest…something like, “If you can guess how many boxes I have of GOOD yarn (my acryllic doesn’t count!) I’ll dive into a box and produce a random couple of skeins of fibery goodness!”
* Ladybug has the eye-goop. Two days of anti-biotics, and she still looks like a mole in the mornings…I feel so bad for her–she’s not very happy at the moment, and after two days at home, I had to send her to day care. Bummer.
* 1/3 of my 6th period left yesterday–there was a meeting for continuation school that they were obligated to attend. It didn’t matter–the climate of the other 2/3s of the class is so damaged that after 10 minutes of trying to get their attention, I gave up, gave them their assignment, and let them piss away their time while I entered grades. *mutter*
* I had a small moment of triumph–today, 4 kids would NOT shut up during a movie. Instead of sending them out, I got my knitting and sat down. On the desk of the kid in the center. *sweet*!!!
* The Cave Troll spent the weekend chewing on a the rope of one of our cat toys…the result is a rope-burn coming out of the corners of his mouth–*snork* He looks like the Joker from Batman!!!
* (We’re watching Pride and Prejudice right now–Colin Firth, Mreowr! And my 3rd period is actually getting into it!!!! Yeeehaaa!)
* The Raven–would you believe that Poe actually wrote lines 85-90 of this poem first? Brilliance is frequently odd and syncopated to watch, isn’t it? I love it!
* In a stunning bid for independence, yesterday, after I got home and took off my shoes, I was standing in the kitchen being inundated with questions by the older kids when Ladybug threw a shoe at me. “Here, mama–catch!” And then she threw another. “Put them on!” I did. (They were loafers.) Then she grabbed my hand, hauled me to the door, said “Go for a walk!” And proceeded to trot around the block in the chill wind with the eagerness of a scottie dog. Then we got home and she sat on me for an hour, totally tuckered out. Adorable little shit, ain’t she?
* And here, let it be known, that Big T, the master of the unfunny joke, and hapless follower of all things political with no real comprehension (he watches the Daily Show, well, daily, and REALLY wants to be John Stewart when he grows up. *sigh*) has finally made a funny political joke. I won’t tell you what it is–it won’t be that funny to you, but the fact that it was a little funny to me is, without a doubt, a breakthrough.
* And, really, I could go on like this for days. I won’t, but I will finish by saying the following: I posted yesterday that I had fingering weight yarn that needed to be untangled, and two of you popped immediately up to offer your services. (I”m taking you both up on it.) As I told Mate yesterday as I was reading my comments, I hang with a sick bunch of people on the internet. Goddess, I loves you all:-)