Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thrilling Thursday: That Time Of Year

Do you remember Winter Break?

The Kid is about foaming at the mouth because there are ZOMG 2 DaYs To Go!!!!one1!!

(If her speech looked like type, that's what it would look like. Take note, internet denizens... when you talk like that online, you look like a 13 year old girl sounds. Truth.)

I, of course, being a working stiff, don't get a 2 1/2 week break, and this is lamentable.

I should be even more jealous of the kids here on campus... they're off for a month!

I *should* be, but I'm not, because it's like a holiday gift for me... NO STUDENTS. No students blocking the road with their stupid skateboards and Ugg boots, no students making it take 20 minutes to get off campus, no students clomping through the hallway and leaving mascara on the mirrors. (More truth!)

I don't think I could stand to be off that long now unless I had something specific to do, like a cruise (RUTH - so jealous, you better bring me something good from the Carribean)... a few days putzing around is quite enough thank you.

I remember not being able to wait for school to start again after Summer vacation was done... well, for about a week anyway. Then I was totally ready for another break.

What's really putting the Thrill in Thrilling Thursday though is the fact that, because The Child is older now and homework is much more involved, being a Hovering Parent (patent pending) means it's almost as stressful for me as it is for her! I may not get to stay home for 2 weeks, but I don't have to think about her grades even once.


Dare I say...

ZOMG 2 dAyS To gO!!!!!!one1!!

I*will* be taking a little time off to spend with my mom the week after Christmas, as well as my aunt and her husband & 2 of her chilluns... it's a quiet week here on campus so it's a safe bet I won't come back to find a huge pile of crap on my desk.

I know I've been slacking on my posts this week; Joe "Asshat" Lieberman took over for Wednesday and I am now down 2 book reports (I'm so getting a D in that class), but I swear I'm going to do some serious reading over the holiday and make it up! I'm determined to read 52 books this year, but I think the book-a-week thing was a slightly lofty goal, at least without resorting to comics and Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books.

Although on second thought, I frickin' loved those books, so maybe it's not such a bad idea!

Anyway I swear my posts will be better after this stupid month is up; don't get me wrong, I love the holidays and stuff, but the stress level - despite my best efforts to keep it to a minimum - is starting to wear on me.

I can promise you a post just chock full of crafty pictures though, because let me tell YOU...

I have been a busy girl.

There may even be a giveaway... I got sort of carried away with one of the projects and now have waaaaaay more of them than I could give as gifts without seeming like one of those crazy old ladies that always have 30 year old butterscotch hard candies stashed in their sweater pockets and 46 afghans in the works.

To make up for my lame posting, here's a video!

You knew that was coming... but it's for all our good - I feel less lame, you get to see something cute, and we both get to spend 5 minutes not thinking about what we have to do for the holiday which is OH F!@# A WEEK AWAY. (ZOMG, etc.)

Too cute!

Oh and in case you weren't sure whether or not the "Obama's A Socialist" people are completely crazy cakes, I offer you the following.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Obama's Socialist Christmas Ornament Program
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I should have put that in WTF Wednesday, huh? That's right, Obama is trying to indoctrinate your kids! By getting them to contribute ornaments to the White House! And showing civic pride! And, like, being nice and stuff!


Happy Thursday!


Nancy said...

You can read books to my kids on x-mas and then do a small series of "Children Books" book reports. That should catch you up!
Love ya and can't wait to see ya!

Dandy said...

ZOMG 2 dAyS To gO!!!!!!one1!!

I bet you are a fantastic mom. I can just tell. I think when I have kids I need to send them to you to make sure they are well-rounded and grounded individuals.