Friday, November 20, 2009

Not in the mood.

To Blog.

I just haven't been in the mood to write. It might be that I mostly write my posts at work and it has been one BUSY week.

Or maybe I'm just not in the mood to write.

I just don't feel like detailing all the mundane details of my life.

However, I will do a little complaining. (I always have room for that!)

Last Sunday we took the kids to Chuckie Cheese's (I had a coupon-it's such cheap entertainment!). And watching the people that go there is entertaining too. There was the mom that let her small children run up the skeeball ramp to put the balls in the holes. Really?

And then there was the mom that let her son put at least 25 tokens in a row in the game he was playing. So he could play it non-stop even though there was a long line of kids waiting for the game.

Am I the only one who thinks that is WRONG? I was trying to think of a way to tell her this but I thought I would lose my temper, so I didn't. ( I really, really need to learn how to be more assertive!) Those kinds of things bother me so much because of the lessons that it (doesn't) teach children. What about respect for others? What about taking turns? ARRRGH-it makes me angry just to think about it. At least my daughter waited nicely, and it was a teachable moment for us-why we don't do stuff like that.

In other areas, I finished in a perfect world and DID NOT like it. Sure, the writing was great, but I hated the topic. I don't like books that have "alternate realities"-things that could/might happen in the (near) future. I just get so disturbed, unhinged really. It screws with my perspective of the world and that is NOT a good thing. And it didn't really give a hint to it on the back of it. (Another book like this is The Road by Cormac McCarthy-which I read, and I heard they are making into a movie, which I WILL NOT be watching). Anyway, the Borders cashier recommended it, I will not be listening to her again. Although in her defense, she hadn't read it- she just said her friends liked it. LIAR!! Ok, I'm being a little (a lot) harsh, but that's the mood I'm in.

I am finishing another book called In the Heart of the Canyon by Elisabeth Hyde. It's fiction, about a whitewater rafting trip in the Grand Canyon. The topic is a little light, but well-written and I certainly needed that after the aforementioned book. I'm almost done, and then it will be on to the next one I got out of the library. I am in a reading mood I guess (more than normal).

I would like to get my act together and start/finish a knitting project. Maybe thanksgiving will be a good time-the baby blanket I was making for my nephew is now a toddler blanket.

This morning I made zucchini bread and brownies, washed dishes, cleaned out the fridge, showered (baby also), took care of some other odds and ends for Shabbos-so I do feel like I accomplished something. (I guess I did throw in some mundane details after all).

Now I have to go accomplish something at work-time to go write an IEP.


Shosh said...

Wow. Ignoring a whole line of kids behind you? thats not cool. And we wonder why kids grow up these days to be obnoxious.

Although climbing up to the skee ball thing is something that T attempted to do last time we were at Go Bananas!

chuckie Cheese (and nickel city and go bananas etc...) give me such a headache. i hate those places. I wish my kids didnt love them so much!

shalva said...

wow, you accomplished all that before work this morning? that's awesome! and i have never made zucchini bread before, but i'd love a good recipe - i think i have some sad zucchinis slowly wilting in my fridge...and i can't wait to hear how you like the book you're starting, i am in middle of a nonfiction book about the NY Marathon, it's interesting but I am having trouble reading more than a little bit at a time - it's not grabbing me, for some reason...but I picked up a bunch of books at the library this week, I'll let you know if any are worth checking out.
good luck writing the IEP, i know from listening to the teachers here that it can be quite the job!

Orah said...

That is irritating - not acknowledging a line of people. I probably would have said, "That is so nice of you - putting a token in for each person in the line to use, so generous and thoughtful and SHARING."

Mom said...

E, for someone who hasn't much to say lately, your last blog said plenty. Maybe you are better off writing just once or twice a week. Now you see why kids are the way they are today when they have parents who don't use good manners, be considerate of others, and don't use discipline when necessary.
You know your mother - the Wicked Witch of the West and I'm not going to change - so all my grandkids - watch out!