Diapers and Dragons

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Oh, Hello

I have been notified today that apparently some of my beloved readers are concerned about my lack of posts. So I'm here, although without much in the way of Wonderful Words of Wit and/or Wisdom.

I'm okay.

But I'm tired.

I'm tired physically, with not enough sleep at night and not enough sunlight as this long and dreary winter drags on and on. I don't care what the calendar says, IT ISN'T SPRING. Not here in Michigan, at any rate. We get hints and teases here and there, but I've long since learned not to get my hopes up. Not until after Memorial Day, really, and that's a good couple of months away.

I'm tired mentally, because it's that time of year and I have seniors (oh dear God give me strength) and am teaching three core classes including one that has a brand new curriculum and please shoot me if I ever agree to do such an idiotic thing again.

I'm tired emotionally, because the grim reality of politics and society in this state and this country and this world has me threadworn.

I need a break. I need some solid time filled with rest and laughter to give me the wherewithal to fling myself back into the fray. I'm hoping I'll get some of that this next week on Spring Break. The boylets are in Florida with their father (and have been since Sunday) and won't be back until the 10th. While I do miss them, I have to admit...I can use the break from mommying as well. The Padawan will be at his mother's during the next week as well. The thought of DAYS (and nights) with no kids around at all has me and MTL doing the kind of happy dance that most parents would understand.

So...yeah. I don't have a lot to say on here right now, but I am okay. Hopefully this time next week I'll be at least good, and by the weekend I'll be great.

In the meantime, I'll keep obsessively reading the archived stories over at Etiquette Hell, alternating between horrified laughter and paranoid fear.

Carry on.

3 bits of love:

Draft Queen said...

My kids had a SNOW DAY today. I literally panicked and felt sick half the morning because I was leaving them with N all day. Not worried for the children, but worried for N. MIL was kind enough to tell me to not to, but I did anyway.

Because apparently I'm the one wrapping him in bubble wrap these days.

Katie said...

The state of Michigan. Ugh. I completely agree. I have chosen North Dakota as my future home once Michigan implodes under the leadership of Rick Snyder.

So happy you are getting some child-free nights AND enjoying them. Aah, the little things.

Heidi said...

I have crazy senioritis. CRAZY SENIORITIS. Not fair!!

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