Saturday, May 29, 2010

five naps and two good night's sleep

I cannot believe how relaxed I feel.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Letter from a thief

Reposted from Brip Brap


I wanted to see how you were doing these days. I know you never expected to receive a letter from me, but I’ve often wondered what my crimes against you did to your life. I think you should know they weren’t crimes of passion: I planned every minute. I tricked you, I forced you, I took advantage of your weaknesses. I struck again and again; I haunted the best days of your life. I took more from you than you ever realized.

You didn’t notice I was stealing from you. I took everything in small amounts. There might have even been stretches of time when I stayed away from you, or you managed to travel away from me. These times were few and far between. I was with you many mornings and every night. I waited in the house while you were gone, and sat between you and family and friends.

You couldn’t stay away from me. You knew something was wrong. Some days you came closer than others to realizing what I was stealing from you. But I was careful to dress up my crime in pleasant pictures and pleasing sounds. Sometimes you thought I made you happier, or better. I never did. I stole, relentlessly. I never stopped, and my only aim was to hurt you.

I stole your money every month, and you gladly gave it to me.

I stole your health every day, keeping you immobile while you ate things that people wouldn’t have recognized as food 100 years ago.

I snatched away the seconds of your life, then the minutes, the days and the years.

I filled your brain with the desire for things you didn’t need.

I kidnapped you from your family.

I showed you murder, rape, misery and all the horrors you could take – and you came back again and again for more.

I took it all from you and you never once complained.

I don’t know if you can find it in your heart to forgive me. Maybe you won’t. Maybe you can’t. I can’t stop myself, and I don’t want to stop. I steal from almost everyone you know. Now I even creep into your children’s lives, dangling toys in front of them and singing happy songs while I lure them away from their parents.

Maybe you read this, or maybe you were sitting – even now – in the room with me, mouth agape, eyes reddened, body and mind softened by the years of abuse I have heaped upon you. It doesn’t matter. I’ll still steal from you, until you stand up for yourself – and you probably never will.

Best wishes,
Your Television

Friday, May 21, 2010

The letter is in...

our journey begins.
Next Thursday is my last day of employment with the school system.
Time to get out the sewing machine and work on the yard.
I am pretty....nervous!

I am the master of remaking myself

The remaking begins in two weeks.
I am looking forward to it and am a bit scared.
It is time to do it. Remaking time!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Husband's retirement

Barn full of wood working tools----Check
Small yappy dog and big wimpy dog for company----Check
List of Emergency numbers----Check
No mortgage----Check
Both children employed-----sort of Checked
Yard in need of full time care----Double Checked!
Less than a week on the count down calendar----Check
The enjoyment of seeing a husband happy-----the best check ever
We are ready to rumble!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lesson plans for Monday----Check
Ideas for Wednesday----Check
Scheduled in concerts----Check
Graduation gifts----Check
Hotel Reservations in Maryland----Check
Plane tickets to Phoenix----Check

Has this been the longest teaching year ever---YES!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

A thought for the day

A thought for the day

Soft Mothers Day morning

Outside my computer window this morning
Happy Mother's Day

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Some people are amazing

When I am really tired- it always helps to see that most Americans are not complaining- they are doing!