Diapers and Dragons

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Know You're Out There!

For whatever reason, my recent posts have received very skimpy commenting.

My feelings are hurt.

(Though the faithful few who do leave comments are officially among my Favorite People, so that's good.)

(At least they love me.)

I would just pout in the corner, except yesterday was a good day and I'm working on making today a good day too, and pouting in corners isn't conducive to such things. What IS conducive to such things? Oh, I don't know. Let's see what I can find:

1. Former students (in droves--I've been running into them everywhere lately) telling me how much they miss me and that I Was Right About Everything (well, duh, but some people have to learn the hard way).

2. New shoes (yesterday's pair was new: keep an eye out for the other two pairs Coming Soon to a Blog Near You).

3. Old shoes that still make me happy because I can Strut My Stuff in them.

4. A man who respects me, loves to spend time with me, misses me when I'm not around, brings new and exciting adventures into my life, and tells me (frequently) that I'm beautiful inside and out.

5. The same man being someone I respect, love to spend time with, and miss when he's not around. Oh, and he's pretty hot, too.

6. Getting compliments and even mild (and fortunately respectful) come-ons from quite a few men in general lately. I must be sending out the vibe that I feel beautiful and confident.

7. Long phone calls and online chats with wonderful girlfriends, with whom I can laugh and cry and talk about both Silly and Deep Stuff.

8. The prospect of Skyping my mom tonight, something that can only happen when she's in an area with good Internet connections.

9. A recipe for espresso fudge from DraftQueen.

10. The news that DraftQueen is coming to Michigan to visit! (Even if I do have to wait for seven months.)

And last but most definitely not least, the prospect of seeing two little boys tonight whom I have not seen since Friday morning. I foresee lots of hugs and kisses and cuddles in my near future.

Life is Good.

(But I'm not above a little guilt trip.)

(Please leave a comment. Or I will cry bloggy tears.)

14 bits of love:

Kathleen said...

Please don't cry tears, bloggy or otherwise!! Sounds like you have much to be grateful for. Have a great time with those sweet little boys. And please tell your mom hi for me--crossing my fingers that you get through! (Does Skype have an echo--you know for old times' sake on the ol' dial-a-phone that sat in the hospital office (although I guess you were probably able to dial direct to your house "in the city"? :-))?)

mom said...

Looking forward to good stuff is a good way to keep the day going in the right direction! I confess to doing much the same thing. I'd like to be there to hug those precious boys, too, but hey, I'll just picture you doing it, and maybe we can even talk a bit unless they're in bed. But maybe they'll be a bit rambunctious and I can say goodnight to them.

Skyping, computer to computer, when there is a good broadband connection, is way better than the old dial-up stuff we used to have to go through, Kathleen! Sometimes we do have to call from a landline, and that's still better than it used to be. Only ours hardly ever works. And Skype to Skype is FREE! So, I'm here in Abidjan at some friends' house for a few days. And they have that kind of broadband -- better even than what we had in Ouaga a couple of weeks ago!

And hon, I remember those shoes. Don't know how you can stand high heels all day, teaching, but you sure look cute in them.

Anonymous said...

Now those are great shoes- they actually make me wish I could walk in heels!

The Kampers said...

I'm sorry, I have to agree with your mom here, HOW do you teach ALL DAY in heals? Yikes! But they are cute. Enjoy the Kidlets tonight!

Shelly said...

lol kids admit that the teacher was actually right about something? I never had them admit that to me when I was teaching.


Nicola said...

Hello lovely Teacher Mommy! Apologies for not leaving comments. I meant to after reading your post about the 2 students - a situation which I thought you handled so admirably. And by the way - love, love, love your collection of shoes. You are definitely a woman after my own heart where footwear is concerned! Have fun with the 2 boys.

Dad said...

I remember sitting in High School French class when a former student stuck his head in the door and greeted our French teacher with the ah.. ah.. I guess you could say distinct accent, "Bunjhour Madum mozel" or something like that. I could tell the teacher was pleased with his progess and all that she put into his leaning process! I know that your former students are not like that!!

The shoes are cute, but I am sure glad I don't have to wear such things to look good or hot or whatever men of my advanced age are labled.

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

Me me, I'm here. Not commenting much because of tendency to be reading blogs when I should be in bed. Have a lovely big cuddle with those 2 gorgeous little lads. x

Stone Fox said...

can i please add to the list:

fantastic taste in footwear.

and i think there is something about being in love that causes women to project this "i'm sexy" vibe that brings all the boys to the yard. you go, girl!

oreneta said...

Hi there!

Love the shoes....and good luck with the Skype!

A Teacher said...

Mary Jane-esque heels with knee socks. My friend, you are a scandal looking for a place to happen. ;)

Which reminds me, why do so many teenagers think that they can learn to walk gracefully in heels in an afternoon? I was pained watching the girls at the pep assembly, coming to get their flowers, in their 5 inch heels stomping like soliders.

Draft Queen said...

I'm so far behind on reading blogs.

YAY! I'm coming to Michigan!

And Holy great shoes!

GingerB said...

I was out of town - it doesn't mean I don't still love you.

Kimberly said...

Well, I just found you...but I can see plenty of commenting opportunities in the future :)

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