Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pass the air freshener, please

I would like to blame Friday for the fact that I think in nothing but fragments, but that would be unfair to the other six days of the week when my mind works exactly the same way. Here's just a glimpse of how that thinking goes:

-When my youngest son came out of school the other day, he had his boots on the wrong feet and I was struck by how much I will miss that innocence as he gets older.

-My husband and I shoveled our neighbor's walk and driveway after our first big snow of the season, and then she insisted on paying me. That she confused me with my 13 year old son has left me feeling a little unsettled.

-Need a good lotion for hands? Try this: It's packaged horribly unattractively and could use a better name, but it works beautifully for hands and legs and all those other brutally dry skin areas.

-As I rushed out the door to work yesterday, I started to put my wallet in my backpack when I realized that I was carrying a roll of toilet tissue and not a wallet. I am so glad that I noticed that before I got to work.

-This was the first week of classes for my students. On the first day, after spending about 45 minutes discussing our ENGLISH course, and what ENGLISH texts they would need, and how we will be doing grammar because it is an ENGLISH course, and how I have four degrees in ENGLISH, I asked what questions the students had. One waved her arm frantically and said, "I think I'm in the wrong place. I'm supposed to be in an English not a phys ed class." It's going to be a long semester.

-I heard a lyric the other day but don't know what song it was from. It really made me do some soul-searching. The line was something like, "I don't want someone else to do what it is He's asked of me." I might have the line completely wrong, but don't correct me because I really like the way I remember it.

Now, while you go visit Mrs. 4444's to read other fragments, I am going to find a way to get the smell of burned plastic out of my house. I so wish I hadn't accidentally put a loaf of bread on a hot burner this morning.

Mommy's Idea


lisleman said...

looking like 13 might not be so bad but maybe your neighbor needs new glasses.
roll of TP vs. wallet - that could mean your wallet is so stuff with cash that it's the size of a TP roll or (based on my wife's wallet) it's just filled with coupons and cards.
great fragments

Amy said...

She did not say that about the phys ed class, really?!

Good thing you caught the wallet snafu -- could have been bad news at the grocery store and the bathroom.

Love the "about me" on your profile.

In the Heart of Happy said...

Sounds like something I may or may not have said to one of my English professors...

that was the same year I got the Golden Shovel, really she gave me a gold painted hand shovel engraved with the year and my name.

It is the best award I have ever received.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your fragments are my favorite day of the week. Or maybe I mean my favorite part of the week?
Being mistaken for a 13 year old boy is odd, but I do hope you took the cash.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

These fragments crack me up! I know that song you speak of but I wont burst your bubble! And one can NEVER have too much toilet paper!

Mental P Mama said...

Love this!

jojo said...

toilet paper...oh my!

Unknown Mami said...

Okay, the phys ed comment cracked me up! How did she manage to get phys ed out of the discussion?