Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Good, the Bad, and Problem Solved

The good news: There is only one more week in this semester. After that, I can make gingerbread men, string popcorn and be an all-around good little holiday housemother!

The bad news: There is only one more week in this semester. And I haven’t even started compiling that chapter that’s due this Friday, and upon which my presentation next Friday should be based. Not to mention study for the final in Jack’s class. Shudder.

Ah! The light at the end of the tunnel. But getting there might kill me.

More good news: I finally made the time to start running again this week, after a two-month hiatus.

More bad news: Going from zero mpw (miles per week) to thirty-five mpw was a really, really dumb idea.

Even more good news: I have had three entire weeks to take my kids to their backlog of dental and doctor appointments (etc.), conduct research and interviews, host two holiday dinners, and refinish my molding and paint my back door.

Even more bad news: I have had three entire weeks free because there hasn’t been a single sub job open up. ┬áIt’s a proven fact: time and money are mutually exclusive.

I thought I pretty much had the younger set not only convinced that Santa Claus has been laid off this year, but that this was a good thing, because Christmas isn’t really about presents, and they already have everything they need, anyway.

Yada, yada, yada.

My ten-year-old came in from school today with a big grin on his face, however.

“Look what I got, Mom!”

He showed me a fortune-cookie strip that read: “Your positive attitude will solve your present problem.”

He is now convinced that our PRESENT problem has been officially taken care of.

Ha! Gotta love ’em.

Hey, it made me smile enough to hack back into this blog again after such a long absence and passwords forgotten.

Here’s to positive thinking!