Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rainforest Weather

Holy moly, it's been hot around here. Hot and incredibly humid, so much so, that we had an air quality advisory day today. And of course our undersized air conditioner isn't keeping up very well, worrying us with its imminent demise, at the very time when we cannot afford to replace it. So Steve and I had salad for dinner tonight as I couldn't bear the thought of cooking anything. All I really wanted to eat for dinner was frozen yogurt, but I decided to be mature and eat salad instead. I wish I had the energy to make up a bunch of cold grain salads, but really, I'm such a slacker right now.

Last night I met my youngest daughter at the Naro to see the movie, Win Win; I loved it! Such a sweet movie, much better than I expected. See it if you have the chance. Because I had a late night, I had to take a nap after work today. I'm such an old lady these days.

I washed my woolens this weekend in order to pack them away and somehow I have lost the gray Crow Cowl I made. I'm hoping I've simply misplaced it during all of my "organizing", but I really think I've looked everywhere. Hopefully it'll show up eventually.

Our SOL testing season is finally over, leaving us with two weeks of school left with students who are convinced we're done for the year. Not the best of times, to be sure, but I plan on doing a couple of labs with them before starting the exam review in the hopes that we'll all be happy. In addition, I need to pack up my classroom, as we are getting a new principal, which means room and assignment changes may be on the horizon.

As for knitting, I'm mostly working on cotton washcloths, as that seems to be the only thing I can do right now. That, and napping. Hang in there everybody, only two more days left this week!


  1. The humidity blew out of town yesterday. In its wake, the day was gorgeous and very breezy. Hopefully, some of that will make its way to you.

    I wish I was faced with only two more weeks and then the whole summer off. J.E.A.L.O.U.S!

  2. Yet another reason why standardized testing undercuts quality education!

    I know what you mean about being out on school nights; it's exhausting!

    We're getting a new principal, too. I'm terrified. Our current principal is amazing!