Once upon a time there was a newspaper column by that name. I wish I could remember when and where. Probably San Francisco Chronicle and possibly Herb Caen years ago - his column headers changed by the day.
Anyhow, today was better but a total loss so far as accomplishment is concerned.
I went back to bed for much of it and had enough leftovers from last night so didn't have to worry about cooking - just a little cleanup. Basically, I did nothing useful. Warding off a cold once again - maybe I have a head start on it.
The 5th graders begin testing next week. They brought home a list of suggestions for passing tests.
Plenty of rest
Arrive on time
Don't waste time on what you don't know - keep on going
and 2 or 3 others I've forgotten (in 3 languages English, Spanish and one Asian) I don't know if it's Cambodian, Laotian, or Hmong, we have all three).
I wanted to add one more. When you have completed your test, roll it up in a little ball and place it gently in the circular file.
I restrained myself with great difficulty. I opted them out for a couple of years (at least Elcie and Rochelle in Special Day) but allowed myself to be convinced that it hurt the schools.
Elcie is going on a field trip this week. It will cost $25 which I will scrape up for her. I wonder about the parents who don't have $25 at the end of the month and possibly can't even budget at the beginning? Will half the class be left behind? If it were just me involved I'd protest and I may still - after the field trip. Elcie doesn't have much special going on.
With all the candy sales, spaghetti dinners, photos that cost three times as much as we could have done locally, there still isn't enough for a field trip?
No, I'm not starting another rant. I'll stop now.
Girls long since asleep - I'm following instructions about plenty of rest (for me that is). They have a nine o'clock bedtime during the week and usually Elcie's down before that.
Giants update for Mollie - we won - can't remember score 6-3? Maybe.
As soon as I hijack my camera back from number one son, I'll have some pics.
Not very inspired today - sorry.
Take care and good night (don't forget two other brief posts below this one).