Wednesday, March 5, 2008

wherein i praise the sun. and queen in lego form

Today, the sun came out and stayed out for a long time! I kind of didn't notice it before school was finished at 2:00 since I had my highly ineffectual blinds as far down as I could get them while we watched O Brother, Where Art Thou? But then I released my people and lo! Shiny blue skies! Warm, golden sun! Angels singing! It made me want to lie down on the steps and bask; not often do I feel like basking, but today yes. That, however, would look unprofessional if not slightly insane, neither of which is desirable as a teacher.

Later this afternoon, I needed to pick up Paige from Brownies. Her meeting is just around the block but I have driven the 1/8 of a mile since September because the weather is always too depressing to walk in, so I started for the car at 4:55. But wait! What light through yonder window breaks...(We're starting Shakespeare this week, please forgive). If I drove in this shimmering sunny day, I might jinx the whole thing and awaken tomorrow to thunderbolts and lightning (very very frightening). So stroll I did and when Paige stepped outside, she was perplexed. Mom, did you walk here? My resistance to exercise is legendary.

Extra joie de vivre here:

Genius.

8 comments:

Lisa Milton said...

We're shocking them left and right - you, with the walking, me with the playground equipment at the park.

We can too move about.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I know what you mean. Last week I managed to get in 6 days of exercise. I credit sunshine. And next week, daylight savings time. Hallalujah!

CamiKaos said...

hooray for walking!!!

Cheri said...

Mom, did you walk here? Cracks me up.

stu said...

I am stunned about the walking too. After "did you walk here" would be "what broke on the car".

-Stu

John-Michael said...

That's RIGHT, keep them off guard, off balance, unsure of JUST WHAT you may do next. Excellent parenting strategy. You do, indeed, make even the easily overlooked elements of a day fun! (at least for my reading eyes) Thank you for yet another smile!

Molly said...

The sun is finally up where when we get up in the morning and it makes so much difference in my morning. I think my son suspects a split personality!

katydidnot said...

you are no longer invisible to my preteen boy. he thinks you're cool now. i already knew this, but whatevar.

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