2010: the year that lost the spring in its step.

May 25, 2010

We didn’t have a real spring this year.  Last week the gallant band of my fellow playground guardian angels were flustered and embarrassed when offering excuses for wearing their winter jackets for work.  But on Saturday you could nearly hear a sizzling as the temperature began a quick countdown before blasting off upwards to a heat wave August would be proud to own.  Bodies Midwestern-bred over the course of generations for moderation in all things and characters prone to perseverence instead of quick reaction time reeled with the impact of a 30 degree rise in temperature.  Collapse came quickly;  six p.m. naps were enjoyed by young and old alike.

It’s Monday evening now, just past nap-time as my computer’s clock tells it.  I’m going to hold out until a more normal bedtime tonight.  The house is just too miserably hot to let me get any sleep until way past sunset anyway.

Happy Freakin’ Sweaty Summer, everyone.  (You just couldn’t wait another month, could you?)

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Hello world!

January 3, 2006

My child is on suspension from school.  I can't bear to step into the school where I work;  I've always tried to take a good attitude to work with me and having his school being (to the mom's mind) bullying and stupid makes my going into my school with an open heart impossible.   As usual, it's not the kids who are the problem for me, it's the adults.

I've been firm and reasonable when I talk to his school people.  I call to check in and cover my bases twice over.  But I'm more of a quivering mess when I'm at home.  I wish it weren't so, but it's true.

So I've got a few days off from the job.  I would have thought I'd be more cheerful about that.