Mar 3, 2009

March 2nd and 3rd 2009

I missed a day, must be that either Spring is coming, or I have ran out of things to talk about.

Yesterday was a short day at school. The classes were only 30 minutes long and the school let out at noon. But teachers had to return from 4:30 to 7:00 in order to "Meet the Parents". As usual we had the grill going outside with refreshments, the ceramics teacher had parents making pottery with their kids. Doing this wasn't really possible for the Painting and Photo teachers. But we all had fun anyway. Wound up having the night from hell after I got home. Every time I went to sleep it seemed that something new would drag my tired arse out of bed. First there was the hunt for the cell phone charger (my alarm clock), then 30 minutes later, a smoke detector started beeping every 5 minutes to let me know the battery was old. Imagine, being nearly asleep for an hour while a loud BEEP would sound every 5 minutes. The worst thing about it was that the detector was positioned 10 feet above my head and I had to think about how I was going to reach the bastard! I tried ignoring it for a long time, before getting up and standing on a couch, trying not to fall, while unscrewing the damn thing.

After all that, I was wide awake again until 3 in the morning.

March 3rd: 6 AM!!! Wakey Wakey Time!!!! my alarm cruelly announces. I dragged my tired self out of bed, did the three "S's" and made some mean thick coffee to wash down my eggs and toast.

Leaving to school in a sweltering 40 degrees was odd. Spring apparently has arrived with a vengeance. School went ok (I took a nap during one of my off hours), then I headed home.

My dog was covered in mud again, and I hated to even allow him into the utility room. I napped for another hour and drove my little motorcycle down a busy main street in order to go to the gym. At 55 degrees in the afternoon, riding through traffic without a care in the world tasted like Freedom! My hands didn't even freeze.

Got back home, did some cleaning, hung out with the smelly muddy dog for a few hours, and decided to catch up on my writing. This is where we are right now as I type.