Sunday, March 25, 2007
The Skies Are Gray and Life is Gay...
Happy, I mean... (but happy didn't rhyme with gray...)
Yeah...April is not nearly as cruel and March is not nearly as bitchy with a few rain clouds to soften all of that brightness. (I may be a color slut now, but given all the romantic poetry I made out with in college, I think the Monet palette might have been my first color-love...)
I met w/about 7 AP students yesterday, fed them pizza and testing techniques, then took 2 of them on a tour of a yarn store that WASN'T Michael's and, all in all, had a good off-duty teacher moment, and am now insufferably proud of myself. The girls were unbearably cute--they bought yarn for matching outfits in complimentary colors--I almost couldn't deal with that much adorability--it's a good thing I've had training with my own little ones:-) It was a fun day.
This morning, my Ladybug is sick, making me feel guilty for not being here yesterday--I swear it's almost uncanny the way they do that to you.
I didn't actually cast on anything new yesterday, but I did find a pair of socks I'd cast on for Kewyn in this amazing yarn called Jitterbug by Colette--it makes my eyeballs dance and my mouth quirk up just looking at it, so I think it will do the trick. Sorry, Julie--your yarn will have to wait...probably 'til June, when fingerless mitts will make no sense at all except as a small project that won't make me hot just thinking about it. I seem to have promised stuff to students I don't remember promising and there's always my TA blanket for my part time TA. (Freakin' prickweenies--if I have to reiterate why I ended up with one TA, working two days a week in my class while she does something different in another class, I may end up gnawing on my computer, and that would be bad. I've eaten enough junk food this weekend.)
But (and this is big news, people!) this morning as I was emerging from the mildew-pit, I mean shower, the Cave Troll came running in, naked from the waist down, and then he (ooooohhhhh booooyyyy!!!) PROCEEDED TO USE THE TOILET!!!!!! He pee-peed, wiped the seat (oh, blessed babysitter--I never would have thought of that) and flushed. Then he washed his hands. Be still my heart--I may still be buying pull-ups for a while, but, DAMN! There is an end in sight!
Wendy's on the phone--she's talking horses which has lost me completely--I think what's happening is the same ol-same ol--she's getting screwed by somone without any lube--it's weird how she manages to attract people who spot how badly she needs their services and then proceed to rip her off and try to make her feel happy about it. All I do know is that the world really does revolve around whether or not a stallion gets off. Don't tell the men--it will only confirm all of their deepest held beliefs.
Oh yeah (as though I haven't been doing the happy dance about this all weekend) I've gotten two new reviews on BOUND--they like it, they really really like it!!! I THINK Lady-In-Red likes it too--I'm hoping!!! And Roxie likes it--I'm styling!!! And I'm about 1/2-1/3 done with BITTERMOON--it may not be out 'til next March, but it will be out!!!
And other than that, I'm planning to write, knit, clean the bathroom and fold the clothes. Who wants to place bets on which of these things actually gets done?