Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Technologically challenged!

Grrr......I've been trying to upload photos. So far, I got two! I have no idea why my main photo is so huge - I checked "shrink to fit" on my options. I have been having such a hard time getting photos to upload and to figure out how to lay out the page. UGH! I am so lame when it comes to stuff like this.

Anyway, at least there are some changes here. I worked today, proctoring the "WASL" test which is our state's test of standardized learning. Whatever! I had to be a "scribe" for a student who is a native Spanish speaker. Now, this girl can speak English just fine, but as an ESL student, they are allowed to have a scribe. So, I wrote, word for word, what she told me. This test is such a big deal and Harrison has been a nervous wreck about it. Personally, I don't like standardized testing. I understand why we need it, but what does it really tell us? Not much. I think we spend more time and money making "standards" for the test that we could spend teaching the kids.

Just waiting for a pizza to be delivered! This is how my diet goes awry every day. I start out with the best intentions. Fruit and yogurt for breakfast, Lean Pocket for lunch and then the evil minions start creeping in........chocolate, cake, decaf tall Mocha at Starbucks. Wednesdays tend to be "free for all" nights because we only have Arlie here (the other kids are at their dad's). She has a nice Top Ramen habit going on for Weds. nights but tonight she wanted to order pizza. Now, everyone knows pizza is no good at all without a beer (or a Mike's or.......) and after that when your tummy is all full and content and bubbly, you need ice cream (specifically a milkshake) to settle things down. Alas, diet disaster!

On top of that, my husband is "celebrating" his demotion at work. He arrived home at 3 p.m., downed two martinis, ranted for a couple of hours about his job, then took Arlie outside to play softball. I feared for the wild pitches and hoped no small children would wander into his line of fire. Happily they came back intact and now I believe Jeff is sleeping off his indiscretion.

Gotta run, pizza guy just arrived! I will attempt to add more can't be this hard!

1 comment:

Mimi/Papa said...

Papa had a bad day at work today, too! haha Long story, but he left the school in a fury and will decide this weekend if he's even going back! He came in, downed 2 1/2 glasses of wine, ate some cheese and crackers (even though Kyle and I bought him some Greek food and hauled it home for him to have some "late lunch, and headed off to bed after sleeping in the chair for about an hour! He's now snoring....we'll have to call you and compare notes on these stressful jobs that our husbands have!! ahha Love you and write later! Mom and Dad and Kyle!