A Post About Nothing

  • Today is the 1st day of summer vacation. Woot! However, 24 of these summer days, I will be working summer school. Not so woot, but not so bad either.

  • Baseball was supposed to be over. O.V.E.R. Unfortunately, the team made district. Their 1st game, they WON! ARGH! We were playing an inner city league and a few of the boys didn't even have cleats. Our team mom made the vulgar comment that the parents didn't give the impression of caring. Walk a mile in their shoes, lady, then tell me they don't care. Also. Also! The coach switched up the positions after we got a strong lead. Well, except for Bear. He just saw a different side of the outfield. And, he played his 2 innings only. We have another game tonight. I'm not sure how much more of this I can take. His teacher will be there rooting him on. It sure would be nice if she could actually see him play!

  • I said good-bye to the students for the summer. That's always so bittersweet. I always pray that they come back to me a little happier and healthier than I left them. I also pray they just come back. That's always a crapshoot too. It's especially hard to say good-bye to the 5th graders, especially one particular sweet girl. Did I impart enough wisdom? Did I give them enough? Will they be ok? Next year will be even harder because they are the 1st group of kids I started working with. And, of course, I'll be saying good-bye to Bear.

  • Yesterday was also Lamb's & Co. last performance. They have worked a long time on this play and we even had to provide the costumes. Bubba's Sis, various family members, and I were all looking forward to watching them. However, parents were turned away from the door. Seems that there wasn't enough room for parents, barely enough room for the students to have seats. My mom took a day off work to watch them. Hubby was going to wake up early to watch them. I emailed the drama teacher to find out if someone recorded it or if there could be some way to have an evening performance for parents. I haven't heard back from her. So much for an evening performance. I am so upset. We have never missed one of the girls' play performances. And the actors had no idea that their parents couldn't see them. It's a travesty, I tell ya!

  • To celebrate the end of the school year, the 4th grade had Texas Day complete with a Chili Cook Off. Teacher asked if I'd bring a pot of chili. I had to laugh because me & cooking don't flow together. At.All. I couldn't say no to her. During lunch, I walked into her room and got The.Best.News. My chili WON. WON! By a huge margin. We are talking 10 votes. TEN votes! There were 4 pots and each got 2 votes, but mine. A whopping 12 votes my chili received. Wow, I was so excited! The winning ingredient? CORN! Who knew? The kids were begging for my recipe. Maybe there's something to this cooking thing after all... Nah.

Look at that empty pot!


coastie bro said...

was it can chili

D... said...

Ha! You are so funny! No, it was not canned.

Kim said...

Okay...I hope that you wrote down the recipe because if it won then I would love to make it too! :)

Love the recap of the end of the school year.

jenny said...

I make a Tenessee chili---using a lot of cans of beans and tomatoes. I don't know if I'll win any contests with it, though. Congrats on that!

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

Corn...really? Maybe you could share some time???