Monthly Archives: November 2009

Monday Mission 11/23/09

What was I

Even thinking

Back when I said

Everyone should

Learn the Art Badge at

Our house?

This week’s mission was to make your post in the form of an acrostic poem.  For much better examples of the breed, check out Painted Maypole

For those not in the know, a Webelo is a Cub Scout, usually in fourth or fifth grade, who is making the transition to Boy Scouts.  There are many of them at my house right now.  At this moment, they are taking a break on the trampoline.  Perhaps I should end this before they break each other…


An Ode to Bejeweled Blitz

This wondrous game, what can I say?
It helps me pass the time away.
Far too much time now one would think
Is now spent watching these jewels blink.
If only I had a dollar for
Each time that I said “Just one more.”
Trying to learn the high score trick
Has made me into an addict.
So now I must find a way to end
This terrible time wasting trend.
But the lights they shine so prettily
It feeds upon my ADD.
Oh, cursed game, I so do rue
The day that I discovered you.

Thankyou, thannkyouverymuch.


I totally forgot yesterday. Crap.

At some point, I’ll have more original content…

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But not today. I am about ready to go to bed after watching my beloved Houston Dynamo get eliminated from the playoffs. And, if you follow soccer at all, this was a messed up game. It’s now 1:30 am and I have to be somewhere at 8. Bright eyed. Bushy tailed. Ready to deal with a passel of gifted children. There is not enough coffee for that one…

I’m in a better place today!

funny pictures of cats with captions

And this picture helped put me there. So I thought I’d share. 🙂

Sorry, I’m just a little ball of annoyance today…

Hard to be positive today. Just had a total blow up with Thing 1 over homework. So much for that. Sigh…But we have our eval appointment next week, so I’m hoping for some answers. I’m annoyed because there are people on my street who already have their Christmas lights up. I’m annoyed because I botched playing for my conductor tonight. I’m annoyed that I let Thing 1 push my buttons. Basically, this day has just not gone well.

So, can I salvage the day? I’m not sure. There’s a whole hour of it left. We’ll see…

Playing Chicken

I’ve noticed a trend recently with parents in our circle.   When it comes to volunteering, we’ve all started playing chicken.

Take this week, for example.  Yesterday, we got an email from the GT teacher at our school saying that the Destination Imagination team my son is on lost its manager.  The original manager was another teacher at the school and she realized that there was no way she could take this on.  Fair enough.  So the email went out saying that unless we got another manager, the team would have to fold.

And here is where the chicken starts.  Which parent is going to blink?  The responses start coming in.  One parent has three other children all under the age of 6, so she can’t possibly do this.  Another parent works from 8-6, so she can’t do it.  One just had a baby (ok, this one gets a free pass in my book).  So, with the very real possibility of the team folding on the line, it came down to me and one other parent.


It just struck me as odd that each of these parents said in their email how important it was for them to have their child participate in this program, and gosh wouldn’t it be a shame if no one could do this, and yet none of them would step up.  Granted, I don’t have a “job”, but I am plenty busy right now thankyouverymuch.  This really makes my plate so much fuller than it should be.  I’m barely managing as it is.  But it is important for me to have Thing 2 participate in this, so I’ll figure it out. I always do.  I’m just tired of being the one who always blinks.



Good things:

1.  THE COKE ZERO CRAVING IS GONE!  I may have finally gotten off of soda.  Yay me!  Of course, now I’m drinking coffee and tea like a fiend.  Baby steps.  Baby steps.

2.  I have gotten a handle on the new music.  I don’t think I’ll totally embarrass myself tomorrow at rehearsal.  I hope.

3.  Did some great work today.  Very pleased with myself.

4.  Going to try kickboxing tomorrow.  But don’t worry, I plan on taking it very easy.  Don’t want to push it, but I want to get back in the habit of working out again.