Yes - Katelynn - I do write my posts at work. HAHAHA. It does pass the time.
But, honestly, I have this STACK of papers on my desk. And it's real work - not just "pass the time" work. And - it's the worst kind of work: PROOF READING. I hate proof reading, mostly because I am pretty good at it.
Don't let this blog fool you - my typos here come from rapid fire writing, and me not having enough time to proof read it - and spell check it.
When I have to proof read - for someone else - I find typos up the WAZOO. And I find so many - that it usually takes me quite awhile to go through.
The person who I proof read for, once a year mind you, is an ASS HAT. He does not take pride in his job, nor does he take the time to proof read his work. This is my opinion - because when I go to check his work - I spend HOURS on one section.
There is at least 21 sections, and each section ranges between 10 & 30 pages. I can't spend HOURS on each one.
I loathe the man. I honestly do.
My job is mostly statistics, and spreadsheets - and lists upon lists upon lists. I love that part of my job. It is the best.
But, this time of the year - this aspect - UGHK. Do I have to? Really? Can't I just type it myself, and cut this dude out all together?
ASS HAT: that's what he is.
So I am procrastinating - which is not what I should be doing - but, I'm doing it.
I check my email and I have an email from Klay, subject line "I love you."
I roll my eyes - I know this is going to be funny.
The email has a meme:
I just about spit out my water - Let me show you a picture of my lovely man.
Do you understand why I laughed so hard? His chops are SO big, they almost touch the goatee. They almost connect to make a DAMN BEARD. but, they don't. And let me tell you - these things have grown LARGER AND LARGER since we got together.
SO - yeah - he loves me. He won't shave - but he loves me. Hahaha
Last night we had Soccer practice, which went really great. Well, for me it did - The parents got to play the kids for the last 20 minutes of practice. Me, in my work dress, with my work boots on - playing soccer - and doing pretty well if you ask me. The other moms (who were in jeans mind you) sat and watched as me, the coach (also a chick) and 3 dads SCHOOLED the kids. Well - we showed them what team work looked like. Yes, that's what happened, and that's the story I am sticking too.
When we got home, Emry had a Chicken Taco and a salad - and I made myself a "finger food" dinner. I had 3 ounces of chicken, cut up into bite sized pieces, a handful of red peppers, handful of carrot slices, a handful of cucumber slices, 2 tsps of hummus and a teeny side salad (with 1 tsp of Salsa). It was the kind of dinner I could eat, while walking around, doing the mom thing, helping Emry with his homework - and quizzing him for his "Fairy Tale" test.
Let me talk about this briefly -
He learned 3 fairy tales:
- The Fisherman and his Wife
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Emperor's New Clothes
SO - the only thing we have to review from is the study guide. Which in my opinion was lacking.
The study guide asked
- Where did each story take place?
- Who was your favorite Character?
- Do you think the Beast being enchanted was to teach him a good lesson?
- and another question just as trivial.
The teacher wants the kids to learn for themselves - and I am for that. I really am.
But - how am I, as a parent, supposed to check, quiz, and help my child from home - without any help?
Also - he had a spelling test on Friday of last week - I am hoping to be able to see how he did, like today. I was surprised when it wasn't sent home on Monday Night. That's another thing I noticed, from his First Grade teacher. They don't hand ANYTHING back anymore. They hold all of it for parent/teacher conference time. It makes sense - so you have something to talk about, and she has proof of your child and their capabilities. But, again - how am I supposed to help him at home - when I don't know how he is doing on tests?
Little pet peeve of mine. Can you tell?
So - I'm off - to tackle this stack of papers.
Perhaps a fire is in order - What papers? You never gave me any papers? The office smells like burning paper? NO it doesn't.