Thursday, October 30, 2014

Friday Confessions

It's Friday.  Time to link up with High-Heeled Love and confess!


I confess...
Last Saturday, I was a little too inebriated.  Our friends have an annual martini party around Halloween-time.  I usually don't drink more than a glass of wine or a beer, and only occasionally.  Well, that just doesn't happen at the martini party.  Unfortunately, there are bits of time which I cannot recollect at all.

I confess...
My husband "misplaced" my car keys after he drove the car home.  They turned up, though.

I confess...
I lost my purse with my driver's license in it.  I was frantic!  Luckily, a good Samaritan found and returned it the next day.  I have never been so relieved in all my life.   How it ended up in his yard a whole neighborhood away is something I can't explain. The funny thing is that my phone was in my purse almost the whole night.  It's a mystery how I ended up home with the phone and not the purse.

I confess...
Halloween isn't my favorite holiday, and this has nothing to do with the martini party.  I don't like ghoulish and scary things.  I am not one who likes to be scared on purpose.  I only like the "fall" part of Halloween, but it doesn't even feel like fall here yet.

I confess...
I might have been a little rude to my friend.  She is getting married in less than 5 months.  She's spent thousands of dollars on her wedding... and this is her second marriage and his third.  What finally got to me is not the white dress, the fancy venue, the 150 guest wedding, the flowers, food, cake, and 4 bridesmaids... no.  What finally got to me is that they registered for gifts.  They are over 40 and have everything you could need and most of what you could want.  When she told me they registered for gifts, I was like, "Really?  Why?"  It just rubbed me the wrong way.  If she would spend a little less on her wedding - it's not the first time around - she could pay for two years of college for her daughter AND buy everything on her wedding registry!  Just doesn't make sense to me.  Each to his or her own, I guess.

I confess...
We are having Red Ribbon week at school right now, and I think it is a farce.  It's an excuse to have crazy sock day, crazy hat day, crazy hair day.  The students are "forced" to sign pledge cards so their names will go in a drawing for prizes.   I don't think it does one thing to increase awareness or prevent drug abuse, which is its actual purpose.  I wish they did a true drug-prevention program.  Red Ribbon week just gives the students an extra reason to act crazy, especially since it's the same week as Halloween.  Oh, well.  I can't change it.

Thanks for reading.  I really needed to vent!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hodge Podge

I'm linking up with "From This Side of the Pond" for Wednesday's Hodge Podge.
Questions are in red.  My answers are in black.

1. My hubs spent last weekend pheasant hunting. Are there hunters in your family? If so, what do they hunt? Which of the following have you tasted-pheasant, rabbit, venison, duck, goose? Which of those would you most like to taste, or be most willing to taste? Vegetarians keep calm and Hodgepodge on.

A.  My son has been hunting a couple of times.  He likes it.  He brought home quail, but it went bad before we had a chance to cook it.  I would have tried it, though.  I have eaten venison, duck, and squirel.  I prefer regular meat, though:  beef, chicken, fish.

2. What high spot have you visited that gave you a wonderful 'bird's eye view' of something below? 

A.  The Grand Canyon.  The views are amazing!  Looking down into the canyon from one of the highest points is breathtaking.  Words don't do it justice. You can barely see the water right around the middle of this photo.

3. Do you have any birds in your home? These could be either real live pets or decorative, as in bird prints, knickknacks, fabric or pottery.

A.  No.  No birds here.  Well, maybe an owl on a decorative box, but that's it.  My daughter hates birds.  She's seriously phobic when it comes to birds.  I blame this on us (her parents) taking her  duck and goose feeding when she was little.

4. Tell about a time you 'killed two birds with one stone'? 

A.  Can't think of a thing, although I'm all for efficiency, getting two things done at once.  But I have no clever story like putting was on the bottom of my socks and sliding around the floor to both A) get the floor clean and B) get some exercise.

5. Your favorite song with a bird in it's title?

A.  Rockin' Robin is a cute song.  Reminds me of my childhood.

 6. What most recently gave you goose bumps?

A.  I had a horrible dream recently that had snakes in it, and snakes give me the heebie jeebies, so those were bad goose bumps!

7. Halloween is this Friday...any plans? Did you trick or treat as a child? Carve pumpkins? Share your most memorable costume.

A.  No plans this year except maybe to hand out some candy.  I used to love to trick or treat.  I'm not big into carving pumpkins, but this year I decorated a few.  One year, I went as a saloon girl.  I loved that costume!

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

A.  I don't see a point in having Red Ribbon week in middle and high school.  It only serves to HYPE the kids and give them excuses to wear crazy socks, crazy hair, crazy ties, crazy hats.  How does that promote a drug-free lifestyle.  They only sign pledge cards because A) they are forced to and B) the pledge cards go into a drawing for prizes.  I wish we had a program that was useful in promoting a drug-free lifestyle.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Friday Confessions

It's time to vent!  Join me at High-Heeled Love.

I confess...
After two observations, an early meeting before school, and a lock-down drill, I am ready for the weekend!

I confess...
I scared to death about have my arthroscopic surgery.  He needs to remove a bone spur and decompress some arthritic tissue, but if he has to stitch a tear in a ligament, I'm looking at a long recovery with a minimum of six weeks in a hideous sling that keeps the arm at a 90 degree angle.  I'm scared of all the things I won't be able to do for a couple of months, not of the surgery itself.

I confess...
I really like our two new principals and two new counselors  this year!  It's amazing how much difference a competent person can make!

I confess...
I'm worried about my mom.  She is in Israel, and I'm so glad she was able to go because a previous trip had to be cancelled for health reasons, but... I have no contact with her and I worry about her falling down or getting sick.

I confess...
I was excited to be chosen as 1 out of 20 people to design electronic professional development for my district.  There were at least 80 proposals sent in, so I'm very grateful.   It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm excited about it.

Have a good weekend!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Surgery

I went back to my orthopedic doctor today.  Not good news.  I need to have surgery to have a bone spur removed from my left shoulder and arthritis near the clavicle that has to be dealt with.  I might also have two small tears in the tendons or ligaments around the shoulder.  He plans to do the surgery arthroscopically, so hopefully recovery won't take too long, but I would love to hear any and all experiences you have had with shoulder surgery.  I'm second-guessing myself, and I need straight facts, advice, suggestions, anything.  Thanks, readers!  All four of you!  LOL

Good news - normal mammogram.

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