Another Bag, Please

Last week, I happened to take a trip to Port Washington, Wisconsin. That place sounds familiar, but you’re not sure why, you say? Well, it’s where these guys live:     I would say that I was sorely disappointed that there’s no amusement park there, but I already knew that; the park shown in the…

WTH Friday – Heat Edition

It’s been warm here.  Yesterday was, I guess, a bit humid – I don’t know for certain because I didn’t bother to go outside – and temperatures have been in flux.  I know this because two things are certain to happen once the mercury starts to rise:  The Little Woman’s complaints about our lack of…

Wednesday Thoughts

Well, USPS has neither returned nor delivered the package I mailed off two weeks ago, so I’m assuming that it’s lost.  My friend – bless her – went to her post office and asked about the box; they told her that it was somewhere in the system and that she might get it soon.  I’m…

A New Opportunities?

Today was the first “nice” day in a good while. I’ve been under the weather as of late – not with a cold, but rather, a persisting condition that likes to flare up when it is least convenient for me.  The end result is that it interferes with my ability to walk, making each step…

Random Thursday Nonsense

The first week back has not been the disaster I’d anticipated.  If anything, school has gone surprisingly well.  Too well, in fact, and that’s got me petrified that there’s a shoe out there waiting to drop.  All the same, I learned that one former student has married, two more were engaged (to each other), another…

A Tale of Oil and Pie

It was the best of Mondays, it was the worst of Mondays. I’m on Spring Break – that magical time of the year where students interpret that term as meaning, “fun and random partying in Florida,” non-educators interpret it as meaning, “another paid vacation,” and teachers see it as “a chance to get caught up…

The Great Potato Heist

Something interesting happened today, and I’m still not certain as to how I should – or if I should – deal with it.  Frankly, I’ve not had this sort of thing happen in a long time, so it could be that I’m just out of practice, and I need to find my rhythm.  I’m angry,…

Cheeseburger Soup

With all of the activity surrounding Baby Sis, I neglected to mention that I finally made that Cheeseburger Soup I’d been craving. You’d think that with a new kitchen, I’d be just a blur in there, whipping up a host of new dishes and desserts.  Well, no.  It’s been three weeks now and we still…

Pre-Dawn Digressions

It’s just after 5 am and, for the umpteenth-billionth time, I’m wide awake and unable to sleep.  I am just going to have to accept that this is my new normal, and that sleep is one more thing that will move into the realm of legend, like my mother’s Mississippi Mud Cake, because I’ll never…

Taco Flavored

Breakfast today consisted of a bag of Doritos because . . . I don’t have a sink or stove.  I don’t know if I’ve said that enough on these pages.  There’s a part of me that says I’ll laugh at all of this one day; that in a few weeks, this will serve as the basis of a…

Missing Sinks and Inner Monologues

My hope that the Great Renovation Project would end today proved to be a vain and silly one.  Despite starting at nearly the crack of dawn, the work crew that I’d spoken so highly of a day or two ago, is only moderately beyond the point they reached yesterday.  I optimistically noted that we now…

Another Wednesday

I am trying to assess where today falls insofar as the “Good Day/Bad Day” grading system is concerned.  It’s been an overwhelming day, to say the least. The Little Woman and I are having renovations done at home.  Well, one room – the kitchen – to be exact.  This is not something that I wanted,…