Two down; seven to go!!!!!
This is my 250th post! I had planned to do something creative, but dang it, I've hardly had time to breathe, much less think of something creative. So for #250, y'all get my regular ole boring post. :)
Let me just say that I am SO glad it isn't raining today! The sun has been shining all day long, and I love it. We didn't get the bad storms here like they were predicting. The weather radio went off two or three times, though. I was so tired that I went right back to sleep. One of these days, a tornado is going to blow me away. Seriously.
When I was in college, Mom called me one morning to ask if Aunnie and I were okay. I was totally clueless as to why she was asking. It turns out that a tornado did tons of damage to a neighborhood not two miles from us. I never heard anything. A few years ago, I woke up in the middle of the night because I felt something shaking. I sat up, but it didn't happen again so I went back to sleep. The next morning I found out we'd had a slight earthquake. Sometime last summer we were at the lake--maybe Father's Day??? I know it was when my mom and dad and John's family were all out there and we cooked out. Anyway, my allergies were giving me fits that day, so I'd eaten Benadryl like it was candy. By nighttime, I was completely out of it. We had a really, REALLY bad storm that I all but slept through. It was so bad at one point that John was on the porch watching the wind blow the screen door open and then blow it shut right away. He said he had no idea how he was going to get me AND the dogs to the storm cellar if we needed to go.
My seniors started the actual research on Monday. We were in the library for two days this week. My fun will begin tomorrow. IF everyone had turned in everything, I would have had 1,770 bib cards and 1,180 note cards to grade, but I know of a couple of students who didn't turn in anything, and there were a few baggies that could not have had 25 cards in them.
I hope I'll be at the lake grading. We're going to Hartselle tonight (and I really need to be home packing instead of writing this post...) The plan is to take John's mom out to the lake with us tomorrow. When he called her Sunday to tell her we were going to be up there and that we wanted to take her to the lake, she began saying how sick she feels. Granted, I know she doesn't feel well, and I think some of the meds she takes make her feel dizzy, but she never gets out of the house. Everybody will try to get her to go somewhere, and she pretty much refuses. (I think she's afraid that if she leaves the house, we'll "dump" her at a nursing home. Really...I do!) Anyway, I told John he may have to hog tie her. :) She used to always love going to the lake, and she still says she would love to go and just sit on the porch. When we ask her to go, though, she won't.
I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend! Relax and enjoy it. And think of me as I grade eleventy-billion bib and note cards. (I will be glad to send you some to grade for me. What??? No takers??? And I thought y'all were my friends!!! LOL)
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