Sunday, August 03, 2008

Gearing Up

Went to Walmart today and spent my Sonny Money. If you're not from Georgia, Sonny Money is $100 given to teachers for the last three years so that we could better equip our classrooms at the beginning of the school year. I got LOTS of school glue at $0.17 each, and lots of colored paper which is HARD to get at school, and things like scissors, rulers and colored pencils. They'll all help as things go on.

I've also been tackling a mountain of laundry that I allowed to build up. I needed some clothes to wear tomorrow. I'm also trying to tidy up a bit since I don't want my cleaning goddess to know what an incredible slob that I really am.

Tomorrow I have to once again be a responsible adult. I have the alarm set, and clothing laid out, and I'm psyching myself up to be excited about the new school year starting. I get to sling on the boobs in the morning, put on make-up and act like a grown up. I've had a chance to preview what retirement is like, and I rather like it! With luck, in six more years I get to actually retire!

Point taken from Amber. I will not let the whippersnappers intimidate me. Much. I feel kind of bad for little Jewel tomorrow when instead of hanging out with Grammy, she gets to be introduced to daycare. I got to see how she interacted with them there on Friday though, and she'll do fine. She's such a joy to be around. When I get out of school tomorrow, if there is any umph left in me at all, I can go get her and Liam if I think I can manage them. We'll have to see how much umph is left in me at 3:30.

We'll see how things go tomorrow and if I have the energy to blog tomorrow! Peace.


vennersd said...

I read the post from your friend befor you deleted it. I am pecking on a key board without leters.Also I know I am a bad speller. Oh well,but I would like for her to know is that I think the VETS get the worst deal and god bless her husband for his service.She can also know that I have already been knocked on my knees a few times in my life. Other than that she can kiss my ass.

Joann said...

I don't delete posts. They're all still there.

I think you're right about Vets not getting adequate care and respect.

Everyone here, myself included is just surprised at your anger. When you feel ready, I'm ready to hear why you're upset. I'm really at a loss to understand what has upset you so. Pick up a phone or e-mail me privately so we can figure out what the problem is, because right now, I don't know.

Susan said...

Good luck on your first day of school! I know you are excited. I hope you found your glasses!

Calypso said...

Isn't it crazy in the first place that teacher have to buy their own supplies? $100 isn't nearly enough!!
I wish you a wonderful 'first day back at school, Ann. I am sure everyone is going to be thrilled to see you again!
As for Derrick, I am sorry you are so angry. Something bad must have happened to you to not communicate with your sister and explain what the matter is.
I deleted my post myself. I took your rant way too seriously and too personal, and this is not MY blog.
I hope you will get some relief from that anger soon.
And yes, VETS get a raw deal. Old ones and young ones.
When we came back to Georgia my husband who had been in the VA system for years, couldn't get transferred to the VA system here, was put at the bottom of the list. So we had to find alternative health care.
I wish you well, I mean that.
And Ann, have a super day!!!