Thursday, August 02, 2007

Head Cold and Trivia

I keep thinking that this cold has to let up some. I came down with it on Saturday night, and the snot is still taking up so much room in my head, that I haven't thought coherently in days. Add in three little girls at varying stages of the same cold, a week tardy, but finally arrived set of menses, and regular life STILL happening? It's a freeping party, I tell ya.

Ummm.... hence it's been a little light on the posting around here.

I have a series of posts about "art" that I have planned, but before I can even dig in, I have to declare myself unable to complete any and all memes I have been tagged with. Can't do 'em. Don't know why. Mental block? Sorry.

Finally got Birdie signed up for Kindygarten, which is great on one level, and sort of a joke on another.... two and a half hours a day? Puh-leeeeze.

We got to meet her teacher yesterday. Once again, it was great on one level, but I wasn't planning on meeting anyone.... I just had to run in the to office and pick up some paperwork that I had accidentally left the day before. This was yesterday. Please to envision: no shower, sick, bleeding, no make-up, ratty clothes, kids with ratty hair and outfits they had chosen themselves (think clown princess). Ah well. At least her teacher will have no over-inflated expectations to disappoint.

Am a little sad that there is no "school supply list" to fill, just a $20.00 fee to pay. Reminder to self: go buy supplies anyway, nothing compares to scent of Elmers paste and a Big Chief tablet, and perhaps a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils.

Dadguy got his birthday present a few weeks early this year... a GPS. We have been Geo Cache-ing a bunch this past week. I think we might, sorta, maybe suck at it. We have not, in any case, experienced much beginners luck. Pretty fun anyway, just need to remember to wear good shoes. There are a few drawbacks to Geo-Caching with little kids in a van... strappy IN, strappy OUT, strappy IN strappy OUT, ad infinitum.

According to Dadguy, this past month was the hottest in recorded Utah history. I have felt every last blistering degree of it. Or yeah, I would have, except I have been cowering in my house, hovering over the AC vents and snacking from my hoard of Otterpops.

tired. must nap.


Jennifer said...

I was a little sad that our school has no supply list either. I bought pencils and a erasers anyways. I'm sure we'll have a chance to get prettier supplies next year.

We geo-cache, too. And the strappy situation? Drives us up the wall.

Nobody™ said...

I haven't geocached in ages. This is a crappy time of year to do it, other than urban caches. Too many bugs and weeds out in nature this time of year. Plus it's too hot. I'm not a fan of hot weather.

Amber said...

I go a little crazy at school supply time. I buy piles and piles of crayons at .20 a box of 24. I LOVE the little scissors and the glue and the notebooks...

I think I have a problem...

Amber said...

Oh- and feel better soon!

Mama D said...

I think Peter caught your cold. And he has been absolutely miserable with it. Summer colds are the worst.

Kindergarten. Crap. That's crazy.

Must go smile now at the thought of clown princess'.


shoeaddict said...

I've had 104 colds this summer. (Have I mentioned that I'm a bit dramatic?) And it's been soooooo hot here in Louisiana. Day, night, whenever... I love school supplies. I hve no children and I'm not in school but, I loved them when I was.

Jessica G. said...

Hey, I didn't know you were a cacher! We're leaving on vacation in a couple days with the intent of getting in a couple dozen caches. Should be fun!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

Heh. You should see our school supply list - all $67 worth of it - and hardly any of it fun stuff. It's all paper cups and plates and spoons and stuff.