Yikes! When my doorbell rang today, I had no idea who would be on the other side! Come in, already. It's great to see you, BATW readers. Oh no, don't bother taking your shoes off in this house. You are more valuable than our flooring.
Ignore the puppy. She loves people, but obviously we have some training to do. Pepper! Get down!!
Let's sit here at the table, but wait just a minute while I wipe it off. This morning was a little chaotic. Child #3 is not enjoying school this year. Every morning he tells me he has a headache, a stomach-ache, and then he takes his temp 12 or more times. Today I dragged him into school in a flood of tears. Oops! There's Child #4's lunchbox. I will take it over to the school in a while.
Just push those analogy essays to the side. I'll finish grading them later on. I thought the topic was so clever. The students were to explain some facet of their character using a favorite pair of shoes or a rock as a comparison. I don't understand why they weren't happier with the assignment...
Are you hungry? Let's see what's here. There's soup from last night and homemade bread (although it was taken out of the oven a bit prematurely) or there's a pasta dish from two nights ago. Oh wait. You probably want to sample the local flavors. That means we should order a Little Caesars pizza or a coney dog. If you just want a snack, how about a Michigan favorite: cider and donuts?
Then off to visit the local happenin' places. We could visit the local sports venues (or NOT), we could visit the refurbished art or Motown museums, we could stop by city hall and see where our first hiphop mayor was indicted on felony charges and forced to resign last week. I know. Let's stop by the Big Three. Things are pretty quiet at Ford, but GM has a new electric vehicle coming out and Chrysler has three electric vehicles slated to hit the showrooms in 2010. Ignore the somber faces. Tomorrow is expected to be another Black Friday with more layoffs coming and there's yet another foreclosed house a block over. It's been like that since Michigan took the #1 spot in the nation for unemployment. We are pleased to remind you that we are no longer the most dangerous city.
You're leaving already? I know. There are so many places to visit on this ingenious world tour Debbie organized. She's a mighty clever lady. Do you suppose I could tag along with you? I'll just leave my front door open and leave the pizza and coney dogs out for anyone else stopping by. After all, graciousness and organization are my middle names!