of news. I have been too tired this past week to blog. Too tired to go to a free piano concert Wednesday night. Too tired to work on my genealogy. Too tired to read the novel I started. Too tired to walk on the treadmill Wednesday and Thursday. I hope this is a temporary situation that will be alleviated by a week off.
I have to backtrack a little and tell you that Monday I started off with a warning from a very polite officer that I was going 44mph in a 35mph zone. Yes, I admit that I was. I was listening to my Bible CD and failed to slow down sufficiently when I went through this wide spot in the road that has fewer residents than my own hometown. I have to actually watch my speedometer and concentrate to convince my little car to go that slow! However, the irritating part was that a fellow traveler who blows past me each day was right behind me. The next day at the gas station he grinned wickedly as he announced that he’d seen me on the side of the road. At least he had the decency to tell me that he’s also gotten a warning this year.
We’ve been busy at school with last minute tests and projects and such. Lots to do before letting these little ones off for a whole week! And our circus children are leaving so that means lots of “homework” packs for their tutors. And I was so shocked to get an “end of the year activities” list in my mailbox. End of the year??? I still have nine weeks left to accomplish my goals for this year!!
I was too tired to do more than a couple this week, but I’ve become addicted to those silly Sudoku puzzles. If you haven’t tried one, don’t. You won’t be able to stop! LOL
I still have a hacking cough that catches me off guard when I’m in the middle of reading a story or singing a song. I had recess duty this week and there is a huge pile of new wood mulch at one corner of the playground. It’s going to be spread during the break. I’m allergic to about a dozen trees and wet mulch always makes me wheeze. It rained this week, so each time I got near the pile I started coughing and wheezing. One little girl finally came up and said, “Are you all right?” No, but I lied.
We did get two rainstorms this week! Much needed moisture, but also some tremendous wind and hail. Everything is turning green and the trees are blossoming. The little daffodils I planted at church, and the DQ, and next to the theater, all look so cheerful. The tulips are peeking out of the ground. The poppies have sprouted. Thinking of creating a new flowerbed at the community center. I’m talking to our committee chairman about it, but it will entail some manpower and time. It will require more digging than I’m capable of doing, and it has clay soil that will have to be amended.
Watched Survivor Thursday. Each season I say I’m not going to watch, but I do. It’s the one reality show that I like. The people still seem greedy, stupid, manipulating, and far too naked (why can’t they have Survivor-Alaska??), but the challenges are creative. The relationships that form are intriguing. And I always come away with a feeling that “hey, I’m nicer than I thought!”
Friday I proudly watched four of my students stand at our weekly assembly and be recognized for their reading accomplishments. They have learned so much this year. They’ve grown and matured into good students.
Today is the beginning of spring break and I have a long “to do” list. Many of my colleagues are going on mini-vacations or just “doing as little as possible”. I’ve spent previous breaks like that. However, this year I just ended up with a lot of personal things I haven’t done because I’ve been so sick. I hope to stay well and do them this week. Checking things off my list gives me a sense of satisfaction. And when we return to school it will be the first official day of spring. Yeah! (Did we have a winter? I think I wore my coat about six times.)
Anyway, off to WalMart, Lowe’s, and the library. Have a great day!