Speaking of four-year-olds and sugar and "best ever" and "orbiting patterns," I feel like I should tell you all about the game I played once with my 27-yr-old bro-in-law and several young nieces and nephews. (The BIL is not the dad of these kids.) (Or any kids, for that matter.) It consisted of one of us sitting in the middle of the room and the others running in a circle, or, shall we say, "orbiting pattern," around them, chanting "ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow."
You should get rid of your TV so that you, too, can create treasured family memories like this one.
1. It is TOTALLY okay that I ate chocolatey-chip cookies for breakfast, because they contained oatmeal, which everyone knows is a breakfast food.
2. Ankle socks are so called because they leave your ankles UNcovered. They are thus probably not the best way to keep said body part warm.
3. That one house that is painted bright yellow with a really bright green striped roof...shouldn't be.
4. One of my roommates moved out today. She moved to a city that is far away. I am NOT happy about this. Some roommates we are glad to see go, but not this one. :(
5. I put in a good, solid work day at my second job today and it felt good. :)
6. Little kids know about love - Laylee wants to marry Magoo, and my 6-year-old nephew said to me the other day, "If you aren't married by the time I'm grown up, we could get married." Well, no, but I do love you, kiddo. :)
7. It really IS all about love. I was reminded recently of a comment made about a language teaching seminar that I worked on almost 2 years ago in a very far away part of the world. One of the participants, in his end-of-the-seminar report, wrote that the seminar was really about creating bonds of love between individuals. I agree. I think most of what we do is, or should be, about creating bonds of love between individuals. Happy day-after-Valentine's Day, I guess. :)
And I'm trying to avoid LOTS of really cheesy cliches right now, about time...and how it passes...and how we grow...and change...and even tho I mean it and it is important, to me and in general, I don't really know how to say it right now without it all coming out sounding like blah-dy blah-dy blah, so we'll just go on to thing...
#2 - I REALLY like BOTH of my jobs! How stinkin' COOL is THAT!?! Seriously, I had a GREAT day at the junior high today, and as I was wrapping up my day and getting ready to go home I thought, "YAY! Tomorrow I get to go to that other job!" I like that. :) I like that I feel prepared and well-placed in BOTH of my jobs. I like that I feel like I can contribute in both my jobs. I like that they are different and so I have a break from each one every other day and so I am still excited to go to each one. :) I like that I get 3 paychecks a month. :) :) It just feels down-to-my-bones GOOD to really ENJOY my work.
Sometimes late at night I break into song. And in recognition of that whole it's - really - too - late - for - anyone - to - expect - me - to - be - rational thing, I typically preface my musical rendition with, "That reminds me of a song...and it goes a little something like this."
And so, when the mood strikes me, or the hour is late enough ;) , here is where I'll break into the silly songs of my childhood, the pseudo-intellectual ramblings of my grad student-hood, the haphazard mutterings of my single-hood, the philosophical musings of my female-hood, the inspirational babblings of my human-hood, the frazzled sputterings of my junior high French teacher-hood.
So world, this is me. These are my thoughts, this is my life. And it goes a little something like this...