Random Monday

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ByDeb

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• The other day in the car, this horrible and stupid song came on the radio, and Jim exploded out of nowhere, “KE$HA IS EVERYTHING THAT’S WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY!”

Which, for one thing, it’s not Ke$ha (do I have to put that dollar sign in there? it’s ridiculous), and for another, Icona Pop isn’t an American group.

In any event, I don’t disagree with the general sentiment. But I’m a little concerned he knows who Ke$ha is.

• The Pinterest board My Imaginary Well Dressed Toddler Daughter. (stolen from Candid Diversions, who linked to it last week. But it’s too funny not to share again. Okay, Karen?)

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The Imaginary Well Dressed Toddler Daughter’s name is Quinoa. Brilliant.

• In Pet Peeve News: You know how when you are texting, stupid autocorrect jumps in and changes all your words to OTHER words that make no sense? And then you roll your eyes and mutter rude things about autocorrect? Like how did it turn “slid it in upside down” to “slid Irvin upside down”? Irvin? Who’s Irvin? (talking of loading a new thrift store find in the car, get your minds out of the gutter, people)

BUT!

BUUUUUUT! Autocorrect does NOT change the word when I misspell their. WHY. WHY, autocorrect, WHY? If I get the i and the e backwards (which I DO, EVERY TIME, because I am SPELLY THAT WAY), why doesn’t autocorrect fix THAT? WHY? No. It just mocks me, with that stupid little red squiggle until I change it myself.

• Last Friday at the knitting group, one of the other girls, who is a public school teacher, was telling stories about her job. I said to her (completely unironically, and without thinking), “honestly, I don’t know how you can stand to be around kids all day long.”

• Happy Monday, y’all!



Grouchy, But in a Normal Way. OBV.

In CategoryNavel Gazing
ByDeb

Last week I took Big to Costco.

We got lucky and they were handing out samples.

I told Big to go snag a granola bar sample, and he raced over and yanked one off the tray like he was robbing a bank. I reminded him to slow down and say thank you. He turned, flashed a shy smile, and did.

The sample lady apparently thought I needed backup, and decided this was a good moment to offer some manners advice of her own, so she gave him a mini-lecture on always saying thank you.

Which I did not appreciate because DUDE. I COVERED IT.

Am I alone in being irritated at this kind of thing? My kid needed to be polite, I reminded him to be polite, and he was polite. I don’t need some cranky old lady chiming in with her two cents because DUDE. I HANDLED IT.

I am extremely grouchy in general, though, so I didn’t know if being annoyed was normal.

Probably it is.

Random Monday

In CategoryRandom Monday
ByDeb

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• I’ve been recording this PBS show called Martha Stewart’s Cooking School. I’ve only seen two episodes so far, one about making your own pasta (which Big is obsessed with doing), and one about pasta sauces. The kids and I cuddled on the couch last week and watched them. Martha made a Puttanesca sauce, and then started in on the origins of the name. Apparently eschewing nicer euphemisms, she felt compelled to use the word “whore” like three times in sixty seconds.

Martha Stewart and PBS: Keeping it Classy.

• The other day, Little came down the stairs complaining that her brother kept talking to her about stuff she didn’t want to talk about (read: Legos).

Awesome Mom said, “WHAT? Someone keeps talking to you about stuff you don’t care about? What’s THAT like? That sounds HORRIBLE!”

• I had such a great day on Friday. The knitting group is meeting on Fridays for a while, which is a fun way to start the weekend. New Friend and I spent the afternoon thrifting, and I scored SO MUCH GREAT STUFF. You will all continue to be inundated with posts about Other People’s Crap, so brace yourselves.

• Another great thing about last Friday was that I was able to meet the Homeschool Evaluator! In Colorado, kids have to either take standardized tests or get evaluated in the odd grades beginning in 3rd. Big will be in 3rd grade next year, and all my homeschooly buddies (you know who you are) have assured me that an evaluator is the way to go.

She asked me about curriculum, and I hemed and hawed and eventually confessed that I vacillate wildly between Classical and Unschooling, and was getting ready to tell her that I knew it was the road to Crazy Town, when she exclaimed, “Me too!” and we both agreed that we didn’t meet too many other people like that and became Facebook friends on the spot, and can I just tell you how exciting this is for me? Probably that big run-on sentence gave it away. I have been slightly concerned about the 3rd grade evaluation since we started homeschooling, and now I feel SO MUCH BETTER. She is a homeschooler who has a teaching certificate, which allows her to do the evaluations, but also makes her obviously very homeschool friendly and that is just the Ideal Scenario.

Probably that was a bullet point where you’re like, “yeah, we get it, blah-blah-blah, are you really spending two paragraphs on that? what is the Bloggess talking about today?” **click**

• This guy –

• Happy Monday, y’all!



I taught him how to PRINT, not how to SPELL

In CategoryNavel Gazing
ByDeb

This is what I get for giving the kids my old computer –

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