Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Step with me into a world where a day is a meal.

Breakfast is the appetizer. You can either go cheap, splurge, or skip it all together.

Your day at work is the main meal. It takes the most time to eat and it is here that you are either satisfied and come back to eat again or you are disappointed and vow never to return.

Coming home for the evening is the dessert. It is delicious and should never be skipped.

My meal was pretty good today.

I splurged and ate a great appetizer of Starbucks in the parking lot with hubby. It energized me for the day ahead and left my stomach quite pleased.

The main course was good but had flaws and could've been improved. My main course was like the sandwich paragraphs that I've taught my students to write. The meat was good. Imagine some freshly sliced Turkey with fresh tomatoes, crispy lettuce, and a nice hunk of avocado. Too bad the bread was stale. Entering work I encountered a parent who has just decided to start complaining about her daughter being in a K/1 class. HELLLLOOO, it's MARCH 20! Sometimes I want a stick handy to bop parents on the head. Again, the meat of the day was great. We took the kiddos out for a race in the field. I loved getting to see their little faces light up and a little jump in their step as they got closer to me -- the halfway point in the race. I raced the final little chubbo back to the start line and he *barely* beat me. 35 kids jumped on the kid in a Stanley-Cup-winning-shot-pile in congratulations in beating the lean, mean teacher. Darn, I'll need to work on my running skills ;) At the end of the day I ran into that pesky stale bread again when I had a frustrating encounter with the janitor. As long as I pick off the bread, the meal was pretty good.

Dessert is always wonderful, especially when hubby makes it easy on me and cooks it. I love dessert and look forward to it everyday -- no bread involved!

Enjoy your meal tomorrow and make sure you take the time to chew so you don't choke.


Chris said...

Don't lie, you know the chubby kid beat you fair and square :p

Glad you had a pretty good meal today. I better go get the avocado so I can finish dessert!

bill said...

awesome post

ryan young said...

well said. maybe your just tired from all that biking, and your "running" muscles are a bit out of wack.

Anonymous said...

A very creative and insightful post.
I enjoyed it.
Thanks for taking good care of Chris.
Take care of yourself too.
I miss you and wish I could see your latest knitting projects!

Anonymous said...

I don't know why it said "da" Marni!!!!
The computer put in letters.
Scary. . .