Friday, March 20, 2009

Miscellaneous thoughts

A cub scout mother approached Steve at this week's meeting to let him know that you can request teachers in Sam's elementary school and we should really request Mrs. Gray for second grade, "because Sam is very intelligent and needs challenged." While I'm grateful for the information, I'm wondering exactly what prompted this sharing. We don't really know her at all so she must be somehow otherwise aware of our current first grade nightmare...which makes me nervous.
I found a "new loss blog" the other day and the author was talking about her latest visit to her OB. Trying to be reassuring, he apparently told her "lightning doesn't strike in the same place twice." I felt like I'd been doused with a bucket of ice water. I wanted to scream...I still want to scream.
I haven't been to the cemetery in a very long time.
Myles has new shoes and will be visiting the toddler room for the first time today.
I was invited to join the Animal Protective League Board of Directors a couple months ago. I became a member on my birthday. Since then, there has been some drama. Old school versus new school kind of stuff...or so I was told. Some people resigned and one person was voted off (I abstained because I had no clue what was going on). Now it seems there are some organizational problems (you know, little things, like following the law)...and my appointment may not hold up.

This comes on the heels of last week's drama involving Sam's t-ball coach. There was a disagreement between coaches last year. It was quiet and did not disturb anyone. Then one coach lies about Sam's coach, saying there was cursing and screaming and yelling...and since he's a member of the Little League Board of Directors, he proposes not allowing Sam's coach to coach at all this year. Now, if it weren't for this guy, Sam would have lasted exactly one practice. So there were review forms to fill out and a meeting to attend...blah, blah, blah.

You know what I would like? For just one freaking thing to be EASY! This is why people get tired of other people and move to a compound in the woods to write their manifesto.
Myles' first word, not quite properly enunciated...kitty-cat. He is also toying with...uh-oh and doggy (or Daisy...which is the name of one of the dogs...I can't tell which it will end up being).
Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby Saturday. Please keep your fingers crossed that Sam has a good time and doesn't pitch a fit when he doesn't win. That boy has such unrealistic expectations sometimes...combined with my's a lethal combination.
The Spring Interweave Crochet magazine is out! As is the new Crochet! Must get to the store to buy these ASAP!
What should I plant in my garden this year? I want fresh veggies.
Is it too late to sow seeds indoors?
I've got to get moving!
Ever see the 1984 Michael Crichton movie, Runaway, with Tom Selleck?

This creeps me out.
I've read Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse. I enjoyed them and I am anxious to read Breaking Dawn. it's not like I'm reading classics...but I'm READING that's something. And there is still a part of me that wants to believe in fairy tales...true love...happily ever after...

Stop laughing!


kate said...

I haven't sowed seeds yet, and i do suspect it is too late. I am thinking i will have to buy tomato plants this year. BOO, i suck.

Yeah, my OB told me that too ath my 6-week followup. Dh & i looked at each other and back at him, dumbfounded, and said at the same time -- "but they are *independent* events". And to clarify i told him about whoever was in my online group who had lost 2 babies to cord accidents. He seemed surprised. I was REALLY ANNOYED. Dumbass. He was the head of the OB dep't at that hospital, too. And this was before we had research that indicates that in fact they are NOT independent events -- one stillbirth makes the likelihood of another higher. (statistically speaking, i mean)

In any case, i came to the conclusion about OB's that it is simply a human failing -- they do see so many successful births that the percentage of dead babies seems "very small" to them.

kate said...

Oh, PS -- i suspect that mother just volunteers in the classroom it is obvious to her what is going on. You should definitely request Mrs. Gray.

Rosepetal said...

I REread two John Grishams already this year. I'm not proud, but hey, as you said, sometimes you need for it to be easy.