You know what else is cool?
School started today for my former colleagues -- a thing called pre-planning, which Dante happened to leave out of his levels of hell, only because it hadn't been invented yet.
Anyway, at 11, I called Dr. P, a recent retiree, and asked her if she was thinking about what she was missing?
Edie: Nope, I'm waiting to see Obama on The View.
Me: You know, you couldn't do that if you were in a meeting hearing about the new evaluation tool for teachers, or Georgia's new power standards, or how to fill out a field trip form, or sign out your receipt book, or being issued three rubber gloves, or going through your 84 emails, or testing your spanking, new four pens and eight file folders, or registering for your parking permit, or memorizing the school's mission statement, or wondering if you have lunch duty -- for shame, or, after thirty years of teaching, seeing that your lesson plans have the right components. Ya know?
Edie: I gotta go - -it's coming on now.
What did I do today?
I walked three miles at Kennesaw Mountain, bought myself a caramel frappé from McDonald's, went to Target, stopped by my sister's for a tomato sandwich, watched the Young and the Restless, and then pinched a cutting from a friend's oak-leaf hydrangea for rooting. And, I had to get my neighbor's mail....
I'm worn out.
Nan -- Brendan -- Phillip -- Tawn --- Angela -- Trudy -- Ashlynn -- Melissa -- Mike -- etal:
PS. I know that frappé needs that little thingy over the "e," but I gotta go --- looks like the birds need a few cubes in their "cocktail" hour water.