Marissa just woke up and by the way she walked through to the bathroom I knew it was best not to say “Good Morning”. I could tell she was in full Triple P mode. (Danger! Danger!).
I on the other hand have been up since 5:30. I don’t know why but at a certain point is just best to get out of bed rather than laying there questioning why you are awake when you are so tired.
I am taking a Belly dancing class tonight. Let’s all just sit with that thought for a minute.
OK, minute is up. Are you still laughing?
Is it just me or do the mammoth snow drifts look smaller? Maybe it is because they are black with dirt and mud. Black does make everything look thinner and smaller.
Speaking of black which makes me automatically think of white (probably because I mostly wear black and white) I have been using a whitening toothpaste for a week. Not really a conscious decision but we ran out of our usual toothpaste (because apparently I am the only one that can actually go to the store and buy things when we run out) and I have been using Triple P’s “Special” toothpaste. Don’t tell her because I think it will add to her crankiness. Anyhow, I do not see a difference.
Having white teeth reminds me of the time a Kindergarten student asked me why my teeth were yellow. I told her it was because I eat children.
They have also told me I am fluffy (code word for fat). dress like a man, wear the same clothes everyday (because everything I own is black) , was having a bad hair day and in fact needed to get my hair “painted”. I love kids.
I almost posted on Facebook this morning how happy I was it was Friday. And then I remembered that I recently read posts that said how much they hated when people complained on Facebook, stated the obvious (i.e. it’s snowing) or posted something that everyone else was posting. (This dress). I am guilty of all of the above so I did not post how happy I am that today is Friday. Which I am…..happy it’s Friday. So I wrote this instead. I say Post and let Post. Can’t we all get along?
Did I mention I am taking a Belly Dancing class tonight?
I watched a very moving interview that Zelda Williams gave about losing her Dad. When asked “Why” about her Father’s suicide she said “It’s not something that is even easy to put into words,as much as I love words and have a lot of faith in them”. I love this so much. Losing someone is something that can not be put into words. I love words (right Lisa King?) and have had difficulty expressing how it feels to have lost my Dad. I still hate the expression losing, passing away or died. I need a better word. There are two things that I have read/heard that come the closest. One is in a song from Les Mis, “Empty Chairs and Empty tables”. The lyric is “There is a grief that can’t be spoken” and the other is a French saying that basically translates to you are missing from me. I think those words put together best describe what it feels like without my Dad. I hope that Zelda has heard this song or read that quote. It helps.
I do love words. My favorites at the moment are Frolic, Ruckus and Button. I am reading the Frog and Toad series with the first graders and there is a chapter called “The Lost Button” I love it. Saying button over and over again just makes me smile. I also like how some of the kids pronounce the word button. I am easily amused. Good times.
I am really enjoying getting the noise out of my head but I have to get ready for work. It does make me happy that today is Friday and we are celebrating 100 days of school today. It really makes me happy that Corinne and Maureen dressed as 100 year olds to celebrate. They make 100 look good.
I do not hate that my friends fill my Facebook page with posts about Cake. I like it. I like cake.
And finally, Andi sent me this picture of Gweebaby and Frankie relaxing in the sun. It just makes me happy. I don’t even hate that they are in the sun of Palm Springs and it is 18 degrees here. Big Love.
I hope you enjoy your Friday. If you want to come Belly Dance with me tonight here is the link. Stop Laughing!