Sunday Night Blues

6 1/2 days off from school plus 4 weekend days is a good break, but I am never ready to go back to school.

I always wish for one more day.  One more day to clean up the house.  One more day to get back into my sleep routine.  One more day to play out side with Tumblebug.  One more day to craft.  One more day to do laundry.

But then Sunday night comes and I realize I don’t have one more day.

Unfortunately I took a nap today, so here it is 11:00 and I am blogging instead of sleeping.  I am not ready for class tomorrow.  I didn’t bring anything home because I knew I wouldn’t look at it.  My third graders are hoping for a word round-up puzzle and I haven’t finished one for them yet (see my previous post about perfectionism).  I am going back to the start of the unit with my second graders, so I am planned for that.  Everything else I am going to wing and plan for the rest of the week tomorrow afternoon.

And what the heck am I going to wear?  I just hope it isn’t too cold tomorrow.  As long as I have clean clothes for Tumblebug, I’ll find something for myself.

Sunday night blues

Today was a very long day.

This morning was rehearsal for next week’s Children’s Sunday program.  Bug and I watched the rehearsal and then ate pancakes with the girls.  It is hard to believe I have been there Sunday School teacher for 3 years.  I have known all of the girls since they were babies.  Now they are young women.  They are all so beautiful and strong.

We only stayed for the start of church.  A young friend sang the prelude (and several solos throughout the service).  As soon as the piano started Bug looked up and fought to see what was going on.  We were in the back and she was standing in the front.  I stood him up on my lap and he moved and clapped through the whole song.  I tried to keep him from yelling out, but that is like trying to catch the wind.  He gets so caught up in music.  He wiggles and dances.  He claps and tries to sing along.

We slipped out after the children’s sermon to have time to go to Wal*Mart to pick up photos and baby stuff.  Bug is teething again, but this time it actually seems to hurt him.  He is getting his bottom right 2nd tooth and probably his bottom right canine and bicuspid and something on the left.  He didn’t cry at all for the first 6 teeth (bottom two front in November and top four front in January) and now he is miserable.  I got him some chewy teething rings and numbing gel.  He hates the numbing gel to the point that he won’t even take his pacifier after because he thinks it is more yucky stuff, but the instant relief is palpable.  I also ended up buying a laminating machine for the book I am working on for his classroom.

Then it was back in the car for the 2 hour -that we thought would be 1.5- trip north to have lunch with our cousin.  She is actually our second cousin, but does it really matter? She is the oldest of our generation and my sister is the youngest.  They are 30 years apart!  She is a retired video editor from California and she only gets to Vermont once a year.  She graduated from Middlebury 40 years ago and teaches a course in video editing there every J-term.  This year she took a break from that, but came east for her reunion.  She is a fabulously brilliant woman and we always have a great time visiting with her.  Bug was smitten with her and she with him.  We had lunch at a lovely little place and the food was magnificent.  Then we just sat around and talked forever.  Soon enough it was time to head home.  Bug slept all the way home and was only awake long enough for some food and a bath.

And that is about how long I will last.

It has been too long

So I think the last time I posted was September. I sort of fell out of blogging due to exteme sleepiness. I also couldn’t think of anything interesting to write.

Of course, looking back, I could have written about being pregnant. But everyone was doing that and I am just not that interesting.

So now I have a baby and an iPod Touch. Maybe I will blog more with those two items in my hands.

Sunday Night Blues

Well, here it is, Sunday night.  I should be heading for bed, but instead I am up blogging and playing PackRat on Facebook.  I just gotta finish that set!

Friday night we went out to dinner at Top of the Hill Grill.  They will be closing in the next few weeks for the winter, and it isn’t as much fun when it is cold out anyway.  Then we came home and watched TV.  Saturday we did some shopping and Best Lady came and did my hair.  Saturday night we were supposed to go to a staged reading, but I didn’t feel up to it.  Today we slept late, had a very late breakfast at The Chelsea and went to pick out a tree to replace the one we lost.  We will plant it this week.  Tonight I went to see Mama Mia with my mom and sister.  It was pretty good.

I am so not in the mood to go back to school.  My house is in even worse shape than it was at the start of the summer and I didn’t get anything on my list done.  What the heck do I do all day?  I know I should go to bed.  Tomorrow I will do another installment of “my days at Star Island”.  I am sure you are all waiting on baited bated pins and needles.

Monday and Tuesday on Star

On the porch Monday included a lot of porch sitting, as usual. We took our places at the west end of the porch and staked our claim for the week.  I went to chapel to check out the minister of the week.  While there I worked on my dishcloths and a prayer shawl.

A storm blows inEarth, wind, and seaTechnicolor promiseRainbow and rays
Most of Monday afternoon included storm watching beginner basket making, and Happy Hour Fellowship Time.

In the well housePletziesCan you see him?Seagull perch

Monday evening we played a game with the youth conference.  They had to collect candy (in actuality, balloons) from four different spots around the front yard and then get it safely back to Brookfield.  Of course, also in the front yard were Oompa loompas (the youth leaders, several of the young adults and a hoard of little kids) hoping to pop these balloons before they were safe at Brookfield.  Tony and I stood out by the pier.  I made the kids answer Isles of Shoals trivia for balloons.  They do not know much about our islands.  Other than getting bug bitten, it was kind of fun.

Our evening activity was Trivial Pursuit in the snack bar.

Tuesday's schedule Relaxed Ocean Wave Tuesday brought blue skies and clouds.  It also brought Robby’s schedule.  We were invited to attend any or all the activities that Robby planned for his day.

I went to chapel Tuesday morning, so I had to scurry to catch up with the group as they left for the Billy Goat Walk.
I made that climbClimbing downRounding the bendBilly Goaters

Not having grown up on the island, I am not sure I have ever done a billy goat walk.  You must walk around the entire island without stepping on grass.  This means a lot of climbing up over, jumping across, and lowering oneself down. It took us about an hour to traverse the mile or so of rocky island, but it was worth it to say I had done it.

The afternoon included more crafty time.  I worked on a new dishcloth and two baskets.

Knittin' on the porchMaking a basketWine basketStart of a star

Tuesday evening was gorgeous, and I took pictures during the clam bake to prove it.

Spiritual glowParsonageNewton
Morning blushRosa rugosaRuby

Baseball boysPart of the fun of being out on the island is spending time with old friends (and their offspring).  This summer Robby and Kris were the only ones with kids, so those little boys had many “aunts” and “uncles” to keep them busy and safe. There was no end to the entertainment those boys (one big, two little) provided.

And of course, the evening ended, once again, with Trivial Pursuit in the snack bar.

Sunday Night Blues

It is Sunday evening and it is raining – again!  We lucked out and had good weather yesterday, but the rain is back.

Thursday evening neither of us was really very hungry for dinner so we called Jayman and asked if he wanted to go for french fries and ice cream with us.   We went to our favorite place, The Chelsea Royal Diner, and sat outside.  We gossiped and talked movies.  They mocked me for not watching all the Indiana Jones movies and when we dropped Jayman off he loaned us his boxed set.

Friday was gorgeous!  It was warm and sunny without even a hint of rain.  I took my morning walk and just admired the brilliant blue sky.  My neighborhood is so beautiful.  I hardly saw any cars and only a handful of people.  I also had my “annual exam” Friday.  I love my gyno.  She has seen me through a lot, and I haven’t even had babies yet.  Then I ran a bunch of errands, including getting a new cable modem from Comcast (we totally noticed the speed difference).  Friday night we did our favorite date night activities…Keene for dinner at Margaritas, a quick run through Target (okay, only I like that) and then browsing at Borders.  I bought my friend Hillary (who is starting college in a month) two books.  I saw How to Survive Your Freshman Year in the college section (it is across from graphic novels) and sat down to thumb through it.  It actually has some good advice and is written in an easy to read way.  It’s not like whole chapters of text, but little anecdotes that you can read a few at a time.  The other book I got her is one of the best books I have ever read.  Every woman in the English speaking world should get this book the day she gets her period. The V Book by Elizabeth Stewart was an Amazon recommendation when I bought another book about women’s health.  It answered nearly every question I have ever had about “down there”.

Saturday I weighed in and stayed for the meeting.  Actually I stayed for the meeting and then weighed in.  Best Lady cut my hair and Hill-the-Pill and I went out to lunch.  In the afternoon T worked on the new pond filtration system and I marinated mushrooms, squash, zucchini, and asparagus.  We had my parents over for dinner and Trivial Pursuit.

Today I did virtually nothing.  Well, except write this entry.  My first in weeks.

Brought to you by the letter S

as in snow on the ground when I woke up this morning.

as in sucks to find snow on the ground on April 4.

as in shoes which I sorely need to buy.

as in shopping which is what I needed to do, but instead I watched TV.

as in stupid which is what I am for forgetting to take the calibration, book the stage, and bring the books home for Sunday.

as in Sunday School which I should be preparing for.

as in sex which is what my husband and I should be having, but we aren’t.

as in sorry for not having sex with my husband.

as in sleepy.

Ways to waste time on a Saturday

I don’t feel like doing much of anything today. I also don’t have much to write about. My life is terribly boring.

  1. weigh in
  2. get breakfast at Dunkin Donuts
  3. read blogs
  4. write blogs
  5. read blogs
  6. play games online
  7. watch TV shows you watched last week, because your husband didn’t see them
  8. fall asleep
  9. wake up
  10. move to other couch
  11. fall asleep
  12. shower
  13. watch your husband rock the world in a play he joined 4 days ago

1976 Nicole Marie born in Bennington, Vermont.