Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Weekend at the End of the Tunnel

Wow...this week seems like the LONGEST week ever.

Exaggerate much? 

It could have something to do with the fact that I am looking forward to the four day weekend (we have Friday off and Martin Luther King Day off too).  It might have something to do with the fact that I have proctored two finals in which I have to sit quietly for two hours and watch students fret and worry over AP yada yada

yeah, not my strong suit

It could also have something to do with the fact that I have been doing fun stuff like filing, stamping music, and general housekeeping chores this week in preparation for the new semester

yeah, not my strong suit

It could have something to do with the fact that my Bella is feeling very blue today and I hate seeing her so sad.  Why is she so sad you ask? 

Just pretend you asked...K?
  1. Two of her most favorite people are going through a very hard time right now, and she wants to help, but can't.
  2. Rich is going back to Iowa and will be gone for a week and even though this means that she gets to have snuggle cuddle time with mama in bed it also means that she will be missing a guy that means a lot to her.
  3. She got a bad grade on a math test today due to her inability to tackle word problems with any consistency...join the club sistah.  Now mind you she got 100% on a vocab test, 96% on a noun test, was the star player on her soccer team, and finished an exceptional oil painting.  Perspective does not come easy to a 10 year old.
  4. The straw that broke the camels back was the fact that her math homework for today was having to divide fractions...yeah, not my strong suit. But we called in the Calvary (Andrew), shed a few tears, cursed the day fractions were invented, and eventually divided and conquered (ha ha get it DIVIDED and conquered). this thing on??

So I think that since Rich is headed out of town this weekend Bella and I might have to go see a movie and have a girls night out.

Maybe we will work on dividing fractions with a box of Junior Mints.

Eating Junior that's my strong suit.

More Later

- A Ro


  1. Oh, poor Bella! Junior Mints sounds like a great way to work on dividing fractions! Enjoy the girls' night out!

  2. One of my boys had a blue day last week, but SINCE HE'S NOT A GIRL, he couldn't articulate what it was all about.

    Of course, I stewed and fretted and hovered.

    And bought Dunkin' Donuts.

  3. Mmm - I could eat some Junior Mints. But I always get Milk Duds at the movies. Sorry Bella's blue - hopefully the movie does the trick!

  4. Math is my strong suit so ask me if you need help. I work for Jr. Mints by the way.

  5. a girls night out, indeed. poor bella. my girl is conquering division with mixed fractions. a few tears later, and i think we have it figured out. we know how she feels... it's hard when the big guys go out of town. sigh. let me know if you have any movie recommendations. ;)