And so we come to the end of yet ANOTHER spin around the sun. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll survive another spin. But that’s rather… well… morbid.
As well as a book challenge…. and…
I’m trying to wrap my brain around the fact I return to work Wednesday. I don’t think I’m ready. A) This break seems to have gone faster than Thanksgiving break and B) This Christmas break is the shortest Christmas Break I’ve had since I started teaching. 13 days. Usually they’re 14 – 21 days. Yes, I taught in a school system that had a 21 day Christmas break. The community served a VERY large military base and people went HOME!
On the other hand, we are now officially halfway through the year, 90 days left, between August and December, some pretty awful students left to be awful elsewhere, rumor has it 2 of my more volatile and explosive children are leaving to be volatile and explosive elsewhere and we’re waiting to see if a child sent to alt-school in September (long long long overdue) will return or if his mom will take him elsewhere to test someone else’s patience.
Yes, I’m job hunting. In 2 weeks, we’ll also be allowed to notify the board that we wish to transfer and I have every intention of exercising that right. Lots of schools closer to where I live. I’ve had itchy feet for a while and I would have done this last year, had there not been extenuating circumstance.
I gained some new followers last night. I’m trying to figure out WHERE we crossed paths, but I”m not seeing it. I love new friends. I do I do! About a year and a half ago, I went searching for an old school chum from when I was in elementary school. She had a VERY unusual name so I just searched it. Thought I’d found her. Friended her, perused her blog, looked like life had treated her well. Sent her a long, windy PM, catching up…
Only to find out it wasn’t she. She enjoyed my blog as well and we had a great chat and decided to continue following each other. So see? I made a new friend and we have NOTHING in common, save we’re both divorced with grown kids.
Either way, welcome new peeps! I’m Zee. If you’ve perused my blog here, you’ll see I Love Richard Armitage, Love clothes, Love to read, fight with my diabetes and blood sugar, love Richard Armitage, love shoes, hate to exercise but it’s going to happen anyway, fight with my weight, love my son, love Richard Armitage, love music, teach music, love my kids, love my family, love to take jaunts to strange place, like to post near-naked pictures of beautiful me (to me), love my friends, love my cats, love God, am Conservative, but love my friends from the dark side, and love Richard Armitage. I’m a Southerner, which explains a lot. I also use foul language and have a raunchy sense of humor.
Oh and write. I wrote 5 pages of William Edward last night. I know a few people who will be ecstatic with that news. That was a hard hard wall to break through.
And that’s just scratching the surface. And all that is NOT in any sense of order.
Somewhere, there is a way to see what my top posts were this last year. Damned if I can remember it much less find it. There used to be a link or a widget. I’ve not seen it in 2 years. It was convenient, so of course, WP had to do away with it. I’ve been notified for weeks that there is a new editor coming. Everytime they spring a new anything, it just makes life harder for me.
I have a new reading challenge I will start in 2 days. There will be a separate post tonight with Zee reads regarding it. It’s a doozy and I’m tweaking it to make it doable. 2015, I did a massive challenge, 2016 and 2017 were abysmal reading years for reasons. This year, I simply finished series I began and didn’t do too shabby. I actually read double the books I intended to read (and no, I didn’t plan to read 12 books.)
Right this minute, I’m hungry, church isn’t going to happen this morning, my son is in a dead heavy sleep and snoring so loud, his room is vibrating, and I have the deep need to continue working with William Edward’s very dark dealings. His sons are realizing how deep his darkness goes and rather than being horrified, they are accepting this darkness within themselves.
How far would you go to protect your family?
Ah, dreary thoughts for a dreary day. The shawl sweater came back to the catalog last night, so I bit the bullet and bought it – as well as the duster with no real sizing information.
I’m thinking, I have a bright orange tank that will look very Halloweeny under the black duster and leggings or jeans and boots. Any color would look great, tbh.
I’m waiting for the cute shoes to go on sale. Then those cuties are mine!
I have 2 full shoe racks/sacks, booties under my night table, boots stacked in a corner. I should be ashamed. But I’m not. Choke on that! MWUHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Man Candy Monday will return a week from tomorrow. Sorry Michelle.
So here. Have some Richard.
And how are we all? Plans made for New Years Eve? Going out? Staying in? Normally, I stay in. Drunks on the road, all of that.
I’m rather sad at the moment. My little sister was supposed to come down for 5 days, however weather (flooding and heavy rain) is causing her to rethink and her time with me was cancelled. I”m having painful dental work done MLK weekend and won’t be good company. Oh well. Maybe spring break.
The cute burgundy top was GONE when I finally decided to go and get it. Le sigh. And after careful consideration, I’ve decided against the black duster due to the complete lack of size information. As for the really cute shoes that yeah, at some point I”ll get…
At this point in time, they’re $70.00! So I need to wait for them to go on sale. Dang, those are cute shoes!!! I’ll bet they go cute with my red swing dress!!! Or yeah, the white sheath.
All of a sudden, I am enthralled with shiny bling. Not that I’ll wear shiny bling because I have plenty of shiny bling I don’t wear as it is. But I’m enjoying looking at it.
If HE bought me shiny bling, I’d wear it. All. The. Time.
Spawn and I were going to take Little Sister to Charleston today. There are some things I want to get at the City Market that you can’t get anywhere else. Things for me. Things for Flat Richie when he arrives…. probably this summer. Sadly, it’s going to rain – oh, in case I didn’t mention, the South is being inundated with massive amounts of Water From The Sky – and going anywhere is a joke! So we then decided to go on Monday, since I don’t return to work until Wednesday, and then we realized that Monday is New Years Eve and folks, I am NOT going out in that mess at all. So we’ve decided to go the next weekend.
More Le Sigh.
Yesterday’s high was 75. Let that sink in. December 29th and the high was 75. We had the air off (still off) and the doors were open all day. Anything to lower the bill when it finally gets cold – next Friday. Tuesday it will be 78! Sheesh. So much for winter!
But hey, Friday will be 55!
We went out (sorta. Starbucks. That’s as out as I go anymore.) I wanted to wear my snowflake tunic but…
I’m off to write. I think. I’m soothing my inner pagan today.
Here. You put up with this, have some Richard.
There ya go! You’re welcome.
I should stay out of places.
No, neither have been purchased. IF I purchased, it would be the black. Although the burgundy shawl wrap is gorgeous….
Sheesh. I’m pathetic. How about some Sir Guy?????
Guy, honey, please, Marian is stupid…
Really, he should be illegal.
First things first – we are home. We skirted just ahead of the rain most of the way, did deal with some misting. Got out later than planned, but still got home – after dark. Boohisss. The cats are ecstatic to be home. BooYAh!
As I mentioned to Michelle earlier, I got up this morning to an email from one of my favorite online places that the new early spring fashions were online. I’m like… it’s 2 days AFTER Christmas! Y’all are having BIG ASS CLEARANCE sale and my card is topped out and I simply am NOT doing this. I have enough clothes. My closet clothes bar is weighted down. But I looked…
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Did we survive?
My son, God love him, bought me something I’ll be hard-pressed NOT to wear to work next week!
They have pig tails on the back!
We have no left overs. I wonder why???
I spent birthday money… and things I used birthday money before came in just before we came down…
I bought those for Spawn. Rumor has it we’re in for an ugly January.
That will probably look like crap on me, but I like it.
These aren’t scheduled to arrive until late January. Oh well, it’s not like I have NO clothes!
I love this and it does look nice on. I’m hoping I’ll get winter wear out of it besides Christmas. I will wear it regardless!!!
(I really like this one too! I’ll probably wear it the first week of school.)
We are going home tomorrow and it’s gonna RAIN oh lawd is it gonna rain! My sister will be coming down later in the day. Here’s praying we can get the cats packed up with relative little fuss.
(nope. not happening!)
We are breakfasting on holiday ham and cheese sandwiches. I’m going to make turkey stew tonight.
I’m also kinda tossed about a reading challenge next year. I did challenges the previous 2 years, this year I worked on finishing series I’d started. I need something for next year besides – I want to read 24 books next year. Hmmmm.
Here. Have some leftover Christmas Richard.
Have a great day today!
And how are we all?
Almost the entire family is here – just missing one. Much food was eaten, much laughter around the table, much enjoyment of the opening of gifts. I have new flying pig house slippers. Pictures will be forthcoming.
My mom’s tree had kittens…
There’s 8 trees there. She put them up and decided NOT to move them – just squished them together and decorated.
She forgot to put lights on. Ooops.
My grandmother made an ornament for my son when he was born. It’s been on mom’s tree and I hunted everywhere for it and couldn’t find it.
And then I took a closeup of my favorite ornament… and found it. Can you???
I hope and pray everyone has had a wonderful Christmas. We’ve eaten way too much ham, so it’s getting ready to be quite musical here.
First off, God Help Me. Please… I’m doomed.
And second – how the Christmas story SHOULD be told
We are getting ready to do some last minute shopping (food) and then some Christmas wrapping. I was nerdy and bought Spawn a Mario Cart Monopoly game (He LOVES monopoly!) and a Bob Ross Pez dispenser.
I escalated a political war on a friend’s facebook last night. My friend is Conservative like myself and I watched as someone (hereafter known as ‘heifer’) who took what was supposed to be an uplifting post, belittle it and call out everyone’s integrity. I very happily took the heifer off at the knees. My year is complete.
And now, what you’ve all come for…