Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Thumbs up, Thumbs down

First the up:
*the lady in line in front of me at the drive-through espresso place bought my coffee!! I don't think that has ever happened to me.

*a house with an otherwise drab front yard (that icky red lava stuff that is ultimately low-maintenance) and a small, riotous corner patch of poppies, daffodils, and other brightly colored spring blooms. Unexpected and delightful!

*a pretty solid assignment submitted by one class; a set of witty, creative pieces by another.

*a day without rain or freezing wind. One of the first this year.

*the nice lady at the grocery store who, after following my daughter and me up and down several aisles while my daughter chattered incessantly, observed, "She's very articulate," and then laughed when I noted, wryly, "That's one word for it."

the down:
*the grocery store at 4:30 p.m. The checker who was so busy "helping" the cashier across from us that she nearly deafened me by yelling past me, and kept stopping in the middle of my order to ask me questions she had already asked. Go over there, solve the problem, and then come back. I'll wait. Just don't talk through me.

*$50.00 for a tank of gas. 'Nough said.

*a student skirmish at the most wrong time of the semester.

*low enrollments in my fall courses. What am I doing wrong?

*Cancer. Effing Cancer.

*Easter with my in-laws. I spent my walk to campus envisioning all of the caustic confrontations I could stage--although, of course, I won't.

4 Comments:

At 5:22 AM , Blogger Snickollet said...

Oh, I hear you on the in-laws. Mine get here tomorrow for nearly two weeks. I am so greedy about my GH time right now--the thought of sharing him with his parents (his parents!) makes me crazy. I'm selfish like that.

Good luck with Easter. Be kind to yourself.

 
At 4:19 PM , Blogger Yankee T said...

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At 4:20 PM , Blogger Yankee T said...

Oh, you're good to spend Easter with them. Much more generous than I'm afraid I would be. You have the amazing capacity to go outside your own grief to help with someone else's, either the out-laws' or Snick's. Bless you.

 
At 3:03 PM , Blogger buddha_girl said...

I loathe my in-laws. I feel your pain and am with you on the fantasies.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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