Thursday, March 12, 2009

4 days left to enter. Until then, a little bit of what I am going to do today.

So, today I am heading into battle. Well, I guess that's a bit over dramatic. It's Abbey and Lindsay's parent-teacher conference today. Yay. : / It shouldn't be that bad. I know that Abbey has been doing really well this year. She's been getting all of her work done at school. I don't think she's had any homework for about 5 months. Abbey is always very well behaved, so I know there is nothing to fear there. OK, Abbey's will be a breeze. {hopefully}

Lindsay, she has had a harder time paying attention and staying on task this year. This will make for a less than ideal conference. There will be finger pointing, excuses, explanations, plan of action, and stress. If Lindsay wasn't so smart, the expectations might not be so high. Well, maybe that's not true. I think most parents want their children to succeed, even if they aren't the brightest little star. I don't mean that to sound bad, does it sound bad? Sorry. I just don't get it though. We went from last years teacher praising Lindsay and not being able to say enough positive things about her, to this year where the teacher finds it hard to find something good. I think she likes Lindsay, so I don't know what the problem is.

Well, after I get those out of the way today, I am going to come home and relax. The dial will be turned to show tunes, that's riiiight {Ethel Merman singing voice} I am going to have a bowl of homemade arroz con leche, and I'm going to play Sims 2 till my hearts content. How can I afford this indulgent, lazy, and unproductive afternoon you might say? I am going to work like sixty to get every thing done this morning. Dinner will come from a crock pot and the kids will be left to entertain themselves.

Oh, and then I am going watch some of my favorite shows this evening. I just have to get through this afternoon, and then the rest of my day is going to be sweeeet! Until then, here's a little Calvin and Hobbes. Enjoy. If you have a hard time reading it, just click on it.

If you're looking for the contest, it's the post below. You have till Sunday!


David said...

what shows are you watching tonight? I'll be watching Hell's Kitchen. I love seeing Chef Ramsey chew out his cooks.

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

I like Hell's Kitchen. I haven't followed it this season though.

I will be watching the NBC line-up. Which are, My Name is Earl, Kath and Kim {meh}, THE OFFICE!!!, and 30 Rock. Then I am going to read more of my gardening books.

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

You're going to "work like sixty"??

Been re-reading the Great Brain books?? :)

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

Those phrases and others pop in and out of my mind. That one just seemed appropriate.

SuzanSayz said...

Nice use of a Calving and Hobbes comic Heidi.
I guess you shouldn't be too surprised about Lindsay, it seems that her teacher loves her and has only praise for her every other year. As soon as she reaches middle and High school, it will be interesting to see if she can still keep at least half of her teachers praising her. I think it would be good to aim for more like seventy five percent.

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

How did it go?

LKP said...

yes i will continue to visit your cute blog (you've got calvin & hobbes on here-you're a gal after my own heart! how could i not come visit?!) yes we are in jan's ward. her daughter & mine are good friends, pretty close in age. jan's one of my biggest heros-she has such the perspective on life. =) so, i hope you have a great friday, and you'll see my comments pop up. =0) BIG BLOG HUGS TO MY NEW BLOG SISTA!

Alexandra said...

Heidi i hav my own blog.

{send me your email address so that I can send an invite...we have her blog set to private...Lisa}

Terri said...

Hehehe - that Calvin & Hobbes cartoon is pretty darned awesome!