Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Brain Dump

Do you ever have a week when everything seems - as Gunnar used to say - upsidewards?  Yah.  Insufficient sleep (see previous posts) may have something to do with it.

1.  We normally do most of our schooling in four days a week, leaving Fridays for catching up, PTO days, or whatever we want.  Not this week.  Gramma Grasshopper is out of town for the weekend so the boys had their PTO day on Wednesday.  Which felt like Friday.  But wasn't.

2.  Today is Friday.  But not for us.  Oh no.  Today is Thursday for us.  Two thirds of the boys were so thoroughly rotten yesterday morning that I canceled school to reward them with a full day of manual labor.  The good news is they got almost all the pea gravel out of the ex-play area (potential future garden).  The bad news is, they'll be making up their missed school day on Saturday.  Awesome.

3.  In other news, I sincerely hope that Mr. Grasshopper is going to be on board with this, but I'm declaring a Lego Moratorium, here at the Grasshopper house.  They're great toys.  Wonderful.  And we have more than plenty.  Enough already.

4.  There's something else I'd like to declare a moratorium on, and that's people saying, "God showed up!"  Now, I'm not thinking of anyone in particular, so don't get your undies in a bunch.  But stop and think for a minute, for goodness sake.  Words mean something.  Words matterTheology matters.  And what are you saying, anyway?  God just happened to come by for a visit?  The omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God was somehow busy or distracted somewhere else, and on a whim, did a drop-in to impress you?  Unless you're Forrest Gump, give it a rest.

5.  I rose to new heights in the boys' estimation recently.  We were playing one of their new Christmas games.  Asked, "What is the strangest thing that could happen this evening?" I flippantly suggested that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir might appear on our front lawn singing, "Every single little bean, should be heard as well as seen."  And there was much rolling on the floor and laughing.

6.  The games.  Oh good grief.  The boys were given two games for Christmas (not by me).  Kudos to the relatives who noticed the boys really like games.  Woo-hoo.  However, the categories and questions in these games are 99% pop culture, and are inane to the point of being ridiculous.  The boys don't know or care who Justin Bieber is, don't ever watch - much less have favorite - reality shows, and will only blush furiously if they draw a card that says "Sex In The City."  The games themselves may be salvageable, but I'd have to make all new cards, and I'm just not that into it right now.

7.  Because, you know, I'm really busy cruising quilting blogs, avoiding cleaning that last bathroom, and settling disputes about Legos.  Not to mention cruelly forcing the boys to do basic household chores, deliberating over next year's homeschool materials, and putting the finishing touches on the Perfect Schedule that will carry us into smooth-running, pleasant and efficient weeks of homeschooling, chores, exercise, and nutritious meals.  Because it's good to have goals.

You're welcome.


Abi's Blog said...

Isn't it sad that you have to edit game cards! Have a wonderful weekend.

Ruby said...

I'm still have some brain to dump come Friday! Brain dead here and it is actually well into Saturday :-(

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Good to "see" you Ava :D

Ruby, you've been on my mind, what with the hurricane on top of all the flooding. Are you still high and dry?

Q said...

Was that a circus theme I heard in the back ground? ;)

melanie said...

I'm with Ruby on this one, especially after playing Cinderella last night. (staying out with my hubby until midnightish)

But I'm smiling in the midst of my brain mush ~ Thank you for that!

"Circus theme" -- he he =)

We may have a bottle calf on our hands if Val's mama doesn't get over her distaste of motherhood soon. :-\ Honestly, we don't need the added distraction right now.

leah said...

Thanks for leaving a comment - Julie, I am SO behind on blogs, etc! We have just been insanely busy with the boys lately. Nothing really bad, just tummy flu, school registration, husbands on business trips, and endless snow. And getting ready for a big vacation to Park City :-)

The game sounds like one of those that I really don't like. I am SO out of it when it comes to pop culture references. We like playing the Apples to Apples game, but the kid's version. The adult's version has too many movie star references, and I never know who they are! LOL!

Ann said...

Love your moratoriums. They resemble my own! :-)