Sunday, November 10, 2013

Random Sunday

It's mid-morning and I've haven't yet hauled my sorry arse out of  bed.  It's just so incredibly cozy ...... all three doggies have been here with me all night.   Both my son and daughter went to town last night and then slept over at friends' houses; a fairly usual routine. 

I would rather the kids not drive home late at night on the highway especially on a weekend night;  darkness, icy roads, drunk drivers and deer jumping in front of your car are not a safe combination. 

The dogs can be quite grouchy and growly with each other but each staked out his or her own territory on my bed and the night passed smoothly.  I try to sleep on my back which is better for my spinal arthritis.  My daughter's little terrier slept under the covers between my legs while his brother (my dog) slept across the top of my pillow towards my right but I make him face away from me because of his bad breath. 

My son's border collie cuddled up on my left side and at times, used my neck as a pillow.  Her unique scent wafted over me all night;  a sweet doggie smell combined with skunk with undertones of floral shampoo and Axe body spray.   We had a bit of late-night drama on Thursday night because she was sprayed by a skunk but after multiple-washes in the sauna (to avoid bringing the stink into the house), she came out relatively clean.

Yesterday, my parents joined us for my son's 17th birthday dinner which was very nice.  My parents are really starting to show their age (late 70s) so the kids and I try to see as much of them as possible each week.  This whole aging business really saddens me and I dread the day when their health really starts to fail..... as well as my own.

We ate Chinese take-out food (the birthday boy's request) and Martha Stewart's lemon meringue cake.   It was insanely delicious except we topped it sweetened, whipped cream flavoured with grated lemon rind because my son doesn't like meringue.   But every time I walk by the kitchen, I have a piece of leftover cake which won't do my ever-expanding waistline any favours.

I have several topics that I wanted to blog about but those can wait for another day.  I really need to get to work.

I'm making slow but steady progress on my house renovation.    Today, I'll be completing the electrical wiring for about 1/2 of the living room and installing a new triple-glazed window, custom-ordered to fit the existing rough opening. Very exciting!

As well, I have quite a bit more work to do on my mid-term report cards which are due tomorrow morning!  My plan is to submit them electronically tonight to avoid any last-minute technological glitches.   I have the report cards all completed, actually, but I would like to mark a couple of class sets of tests (written on Friday) and use these marks for mid-term.  I may need to adjust some comments as well.

Tomorrow morning, I have to be at school one hour early because of an early-morning breakfast meeting with the principal, all our new student teachers and their associate (supervising) teachers.  This will be a lot of fun as I plan to sit with my own student teacher who is gay and as cute-as-a-button and scope out the other young male student teachers as well.   :-)




20 comments:

  1. I just got up myself. The boys and I are heading home from Houston today... about a 4 hour drive. Hopefully I'll just get to relax this evening.

    I'm new to your blog and have been enjoying your posts. What does a boy have to do to get a spot on your blog roll?

    ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR WEEKEND!!!

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    1. Thank you! I'd love a trip to the big city.... any big city... right now. Have fun! By "boys", do you mean sons?

      Sorry about not having you on your blogroll sooner.... it was just an oversight but it's now done.

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    2. When I say "Boys" I'm referring to my Hubby of 23 years and our 10 year old son.

      Thanks for the link!

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  2. ooooooooh, buddybear, you WANNA put MAC on your blogroll; his men are dee-lish!

    meanwhile, I think I will join the dude in the shower...WOOF! :)

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    1. Ann Marie - Thanks for the recommendation... I should hire you as my blog agent. ;-)

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  3. I laid in bed until noon. Now I'm contemplating a nap after swapping laundry loads.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your son! Wow, 17. I can almost remember being 17. It was a good age. I agree about them driving at night. Even in my suburban area, deer and drunks are a constant threat, as well as generally stupid drivers. The dinner and dessert sound good! You can send that meringue to me.

    I have so much to do to this house, but most of it outside work, and it's nearly winter. As good an excuse as any to avoid it until spring. Glad you're making progress.

    I couldn't sleep with dogs all over the bed. I'm a restless sleeper, so I'd be waking them up constantly, and then they would in turn wake me up. No thanks. They can sleep on their own beds on the floor!

    We have no students tomorrow, but it's a work day even though it's a Federal holidy (Veterans Day). They roll the holiday into our Christmas break, meaning I get 16 days off and only have to take 3 days vacation. I can handle it. I think we're near the end of the first 9 weeks (might be past it!), so I presume teachers are busy marking and grading and submitting the grades.

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. Thanks for the update! I wouldn't mind having a day at school without those pesky students around. LOL

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    2. I should have added that I sleep like a log and so do the dogs ..... nothing would ever wake me up. I'd miss the doggies if they weren't in bed with me.

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  4. The dog sleeping arrangements make me want to get one!

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    1. It's great to hear from you! I certainly hope that my future Mr. Right likes sleeping with dogs in our bed! I certainly wouldn't want to give it up.

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  5. I very much enjoy your 'keeping us up to date' postings.
    I was intrigued by the dog's personal zones.

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    1. Thanks, Dr. Spo! For the first couple years of my blogging life, I had far too much drama to blog about: my coming-out, my wife's erratic behaviour, our divorce negotiations and my early hookups.

      All of that is mainly settled now so I have time to blog about about my daily life and personal matters which are little more mundane.

      As to the dogs and their squabbles, we take the view that the dogs will sort out their differences best if they're are left to their own devices, with no interference from us.

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  6. Completely on board with the birthday boy's dislike for merengue. I had my mom make me lemon pudding when she made Lemon merengue pies. Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, but I am convinced the Egyptians used merengue to fill between the blocks in building the pyramids.

    It is that sticky and unpleasant.

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    1. LOL..... I don't mind it, actually, but I prefer meringue cookies which are baked until they're crisp.

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    2. I have always preferred pie to cake. During my marriage, my wife made lemon merengue pie for birthday. Confused my son no end when he was young.

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