I try to believe that most events in our lives are learning experiences(some of them VERY HARD lessons), so this post will be random. In real life, I'm extremely concrete sequential, but also abstract random about many things; my blogging persona reflects that, doesn't it? :)
- I am wrong. When Patt first brought back cabbage/kale to plant for winter, I made FUN of him! Now I'm a huge fan of how the colder weather brings out the color(they were drab when I bought them!), how hardy they are and how big they grow with very little attention. Patt wasn't a winter person, unless it snowed(he loved that!), but I think I'm more of one; the stormy weather, like today, gives me an excuse to turn on the fire, grab a book and relax. Otherwise, I'm usually out in the yard or doing chores outside.
- I need to celebrate the positives: my classes were wonderful for my sub/friend on Monday when I visited one of our other high schools to observe their new French teacher. He is Senegalese and incredibly nice, but hasn't ever taught high school before. Thus, the American teenager is a bit of a mystery to him and he is most comfortable lecturing from the front of the room with a Power Point, while calling on only a select few students to participate.(the ones who know it already!) He's also showing one of my favorite French movies of all time, but it's rated R; I don't know if he understands that that rating makes it a NON NON.
- I get overconfident, like when I decided to replace one of Mari's soft claws that fell off, instead of spending $25 for the vet tech to do it. The first time a few weeks ago went great, but the dew claw is trickier; I also used too much glue which caused the claw to be stuck to the hair. Poor Mari licked and licked and her little tongue kept getting stuck to her fur. I felt like the world's WORST cat mama!!
- I'm so thankful for my friends and my Book Club, even though our last book was dreadful. The discussion, the socializing and the pumpkin bars were the highlight of my day! I'm hoping for future reads with at least ONE sympathetic character.
- Although I work at being a supportive and caring person, I get SO TIRED of the Facebook BS and can hardly wait to call people out about ebola and some of their wackadoodle statements/predictions about it.
- I live for e-mails and skype or phone chats with my daughters. And Ashley (and b/f Dylan) are coming home for Thanksgiving! They are also taking the White Car back to LA, which makes me a bit nervous. Dylan is Irish and has no driver's license in any country, so Ashley will have to do all the driving. They will also be staying in the "Cat Apartment" (bonus room) with Mari. That should be interesting!!
- I think back with nostalgia to when Patt and Alison went down to look for a car and found the Ford Focus(a real lemon at times!); Patt plunked down $8000 cash, which freaked out the salesmen. He loved paying with cash and disliked credit cards. But oh, the look on those guys' faces when they saw all that actual money!! LOL