Then on to my 1PM panel on women in traditional ballads.
Then onto tea and dinner and the TOTU party tonight.
Mirrored from Marsha Sisolak.
So it’s been another rough week. Kinders pulled fire alarms and (finger)shot teachers while being corrected.
This is in addition to the usual wiggles and tattling. I’m so tired of the tattling that I’m making the kids write their tattles on paper and stuff them in the tattle box next week so I can read them after school.
If nothing else, they’ll be asking me how to spell words instead, and the worst tattlers will most likely give up. Writing takes a lot more time, after all.
I also might get a few laughs out of it.
he seb he wont b mi fren
X (name redacted) bibn lisn tu miz lu
And of course, the all encompassing sentences because spaces, no matter what Mrs. Sisolak says, are for sissies:
(Where the definition of mean is ‘won’t give me a sticker.’)
Eleven more days and we’re all tired.
The saddest story of the week was my student who said wistfully, “I wish I was still in preschool.” That was after yet another piece of assessment, which is all this time of year is about.
The Eldest and his father drove all the way to WA, got the bed and the couch into the house last night, set up internet (because that’s of course what you do to Skype with your fiancee and future mother-in-law to consult on furniture placement) and collapsed. Despite their best efforts, they did not drive all the way through Thursday as they’d planned. They stopped for a few hours in Salem to sleep. I’m grateful, seeing that stopping for gas before you’re actually wafting along on fumes for these guys is verboten. Only sissies stop when the low gas light goes on.
(No, they didn’t run out of gas. That would have been poetic justice and that doesn’t happen to them. Ever. :P)
I’m all to myself until Tuesday when the daughter returns. Wednesday, we’ll have Sophie, a visiting dog. Thursday, the spouse returns. Because I’m alone, I find myself regretting the fact that I am not actually at Wiscon. Again.
Maybe next year. Surely it won’t be as horrible as this year has been. (And mind you, it’s not because of the children. At all.)
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- Fri, 21:00: The amazing view from my amazing downtown Chicago hotel room. http://t.co/yDhivQvC8N
- Sat, 01:33: Great hotel room. Amazing magic show at Palmer House. Seeing friends. Late-night burritos. Chicago has already been worth the traffic.
- Sat, 11:02: Chicago dining request from @fesworks. #NoDunkinDonutsInMN (at @DunkinDonuts) http://t.co/QmR390m7E3
If I should feed the world, heal all the wounds man's smoldering industries have made, what would he do? Would he renounce the wealth his sawmills bring, step gently on the flowers instead, and pluck each apple with respect for this abundant world in all its providence?
He would pump more poisons, build more mines, safe in the knowledge that I stood on hand to mend the biosphere, endlessly covering the scars he could now endlessly inflict.
Somewhere the Parliament stand rooted, inert and omnipotent, while tiny spiders drape their ribs in silk.
After this night of reverie, at last I comprehend their stance."
Alan Moore, Swamp Thing #64, p. 17.
[Parliament of Trees: the previous incarnations of Swamp Things]
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