Fragmented thoughts is the theme of my week. My students just took a grammar quiz on run-on and fragmented sentences and did sufficiently well. Then they turned in their next essays - which were full of run-on and fragmented sentences. Maybe the people they pay to write their essays should have taken the grammar quiz.
On Sunday I lost my glasses and squinted through a few events for the next few days, but then Checkered pointed out that my glasses weren't lost. They were only taking a little vacation in his truck. And they're still there. I do wish they would at least send a postcard or something.
Have you sent or received a postcard in the last year? I haven't. Although I do buy them while on vacation,
I never send them. Nor do I scrapbook. So why buy them?
I sent my 13 year old out to ride his bike the one mile to school yesterday, but there was a steady downpour so I drove him instead. But then I began to think about Kelli Norgaard's
posts about her Danish counterparts riding bikes in all kinds of weather and I felt like a wimp.
Then we saw my son's classmate - cold, wet, and miserable - with another 1/2 mile to walk. I mumbled that we should stop and give the boy a ride, but immediately changed my mind because he doesn't know me nor do his parents. I felt angry at a legal system that made me second-guess my Good Samaritanism.
Then my son, in a little display of panic, told me we couldn't offer the ride because the boy is popular and my son is not. That made me even more frustrated at a lot of people including my own son.
So I went to McDonald's to vent my frustrations at a Mocha Frappe' but asked for no whip and no drizzle. Just so you know, skinny Checkered, it helped tremendously.
However, it didn't even take the edge of the fact that I teach English and my child currently has a D in the same subject or the fact that another child of mine read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with me (a very difficult read) and then failed a test on said book.
And now a completely unrelated question: how close are you currently to closing your blog? I am teetering in favor of other social networking options (yes, I still love Facebook) and writing projects.
Finally!!!! Have any of you Texas residents encountered trouble with the wild horses and cows I've heard about on the news? I am serious.
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