What an interesting and somewhat exhausting week. As it turned out I did not get to meet with my favorite frog. He was three quarters of the way up and into my state, when he got called into work on a new job. In construction, you have to work when there is work. I understand that. So he pulled into a motel to get some sleep before he had to turn around to get back in time for work.
My work week was pretty good. I didn't damage any children this week. No one cried. We had a sub one day in Special Ed... and that makes the kids go bonkers. But the sub was happy to let them and even joined in a bit.
One of the coolest things about my job is when a student has an ah-ha moment. Today one of the kids that I am helping to learn how to print clicked on how to write a "g". He got so excited that he was jumping up and down saying "I did it!" over and over. We let him and everyone clapped. Remember when drawing a "g" right could make your day?
I have been making plans with DH to go there for the weekend. Last night he asked me when I'd come down. I said Friday after school. Then as a joke I said unless I have a day off... I did not think so, but I'd check. It turned out that I don't work on Friday. So I'm off tomorrow as soon as school gets out and heading south. The weather is even cooperating this trip. I haven't been there since New Years. Almost a month. Sanctuary is sounding great to me.
So tonight was a cookie baking marathon. I find that I cannot bake DH cookies and not make some for the boy-os. They protest loudly now that they know I can make cookies. The last batch of macaroons is in the oven as I type.
Squeaky is mad about the oatmeal cookies. I simply did not have enough time to bake all six dozen. Their half went into the fridge as dough. They can bake them. Besides, I made Squeaky's shish-ka-bobs and pilaf for diner. I shopped for all their favorite foods and snackers earlier. They will not starve or want.
I have to wait for the dryer to finish before I can complete my packing. I am always afraid that I will forget something... here and there. I ususally take too much stuff too.
DH will work on Friday, so I'll have the run of his home to myself. I enjoy that. I'll probably go out for a walk if it does not rain there. I can get some writing done that I have not had time to do. Maybe a long hot soak in the tub free from phones and kids. We have the same taste in music, so I have tons of that there too and a great sound system. It really is like a vacation for me when I go there.
I still have stuff to do yet. I'd like to say that I am usually more organized than this... but I'm not. My plans tend to be thwarted by my brood. Squeaky's clothes were in the washer when I went to do mine. Things like that happen. But I am excited and won't sleep worth a darn anyway.
I will not post tomorrow. I want to spend the evening with DH. But look for one by about 10:00 AM on Friday.
Hey does anyone else have yahoo? My mail has been freaking out. I keep getting delayed emails. I just got one that DH sent last Monday. How weird is that? Does anyone know how to fix it? Is it my mail or is it his computer? I don't know.