Monday, November 23, 2009

Thankschristmas eve eve eve

Three days till Thankschristmas and here I school...wondering why we're even bothering to have school two days before a six day break for the students.  I mean, the kids are acting lazy, they don't want to do anything, the teachers are equally lethargic, and you can't start anything new because they'll forget it all by the time they get back anyway.  But the state says we have to have a certain amount of days in the calendar, so here we are.  Its so stupid.  What's the point of being here if minimal (at best) instruction and education is going to occur?  The kids even have an early release tomorrow.  I mean, its dumb with a capital DUH.

I'm actually not in a foul mood.  In fact, I'm happy.  I have a nice sized break starting tomorrow afternoon and I couldn't be more pleased to be going to see family, and pleased to be getting gifts from a few people in the process (greed is constant).  Oh, and did I mention that there will be ham?  For those of you who don't know, ham is my holiday Achilles heel.  You can keep your turkeys, chickens, geese, and smoked salmons (though I enjoy them too)...but give me my ham.  Especially the spiral sliced variety.  I'm not sure why I can't get enough of ham, but I can't.  Everything else, I get sick of but ham consistently makes my mouth water.  There's apparently a turkey breast too, but Mr. J and I only care about ham.  I'll eat too much of everything no much for doctor's order's to lose weight.

This past weekend ended up being a joyus experience rather than a chore (it did help, however, that I removed the second visit to the Children's play on Sat. night in order to hang with J.P.).  The weekend still passed much too quickly though.  But it doesn't feel bad, mainly because I only have two days this week before the weekend starts back up again.  Gotta love that (no matter how dumb it is).  Bond came over as well.  We watched Unconditional Love based on my blog recommendation and then played Wii for a while.  Then I made J.P. watch Rear Window as he had never seen it (sacrilege!) and both friends enjoyed themselves.  We ate lobster tails for dinner.  Oh, and the chocolate almond cake was delish...but I don't know if I'd make it again.  I want something that's more chocolaty than almondy.\

As for films, I really have no ideas today.  I watched a few this weekend (Titanic, Working Girl, Tremors 2: Aftershocks) but nothing really sticks out in my mind as deserving of a featured post today.  Its interesting how 'blah' can overcome only one aspect of your writing sometimes.  I'm willing to take recommendations for today and the rest of the week as far as featured films go.  I may write about Some Kind of Wonderful tomorrow as I am getting it from Netflix today.  A John Hughes I haven't odd.

Farewell friends!

1 comment:

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Can't wait to see you and "ham" it up! hahaha ...