Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sleeping with Bread Monday (Shhh! Don't tell anyone, it's really Sunday!)

After a Daylight Savings Time-aggravated break, I'm back for my weekly baking session. Since I am driving for a field trip Monday, I'm actually posting this on Sunday night. It is a little hard to concentrate on the deep, thoughtful, spiritual task at hand, however. As I blog in bed using my husband's laptop, he is watching reruns of Ren and Stimpy. It kind of kills the vibe, you know? Oh well, I'll do my best although I'm going to keep it simple. I'm fading fast...

What was the warm, crusty, yummy part of this week?

Helping with the Fourth/Fifth grade musical putting wireless mics on the kids. This was fun because of the moms I got to hang out with while working.

Getting into a good walking groove. I logged in quite a few miles today. It feels good.

Inviting one of the girls from Marley's class to read with us one morning. She is struggling with the social aspect of school because she is younger than most of the other kids. I'm not trying to toot my own horn here. It was just good because I expected some resistance from Marley and she cooperated. Everything went well and then, coincidentally (or not), we ran into this girl at the park that same afternoon. I was concerned that Marley would be rude to her, but she included her classmate and things worked out perfectly.

The book club I meet with discussed What is the What by Dave Eggers. I highly recommend this book. I learned so much about the situation in Sudan 20 years ago, gained insight into the current situation in Darfur and was utterly moved by the story of Valentino, one of the Lost Boys who made it to America. There were very few gaps in the conversation that night.

Kymmy is coming to town! One of my sweet, sweet, friends called me to tell me she is coming to town in April from Australia. I should have one or two opportunities to see her and I'm so excited. I've written about her before. She moved in with us when she was just 18 years old. She was like a daughter to me before I had one. Now, she is married and a mommy and I am so thriled she is coming for a visit.

What was the stale, moldy, dry, crumb-y part of the week?

I was already quite clear in previous posts this week about the impact of Daylight Savings Time. I get it. I understand the advantages, but surely there has got to be a better way to adjust than just stealing away a precious hour of sleep, thus throwing off the balance of sleep for days to come? Isn't there? Can't we just jump ahead 10 minutes, once a week, for six weeks? We could make that work. I know I could! ;)

My first week since I started my "Year of Restraint" that I haven't lost weight. This was followed up by a weekend of bad food choices. Blech!

Paul was out of town from early Wednesday to late Saturday. With the whole family feeling out of sorts for various reasons, it was touch and go here some days. I managed without a major melt down but I was juggling the moods of myself and both my kids for four days and it wore me out. Having Paul's trip cut into the weekend made it even more challenging.

This post seems a little mundane, but there you have it. I'm tired, ready for bed and that is the best bread I'm going to get tonight. There are other things I could have examined but I didn't have the mental stamina necessary. Maybe next week.

As usual, other SWB posts can be found here.

P.S. I'll probably republish later with links added in.


Mel said...

You sound tired.
I'm bettin' you're glad to have Paul back, huh?

MarillaAnne said...

It's always exciting when friends from far away come to visit! I am excited and pleased for you.

I read Terri's review on What is What. I think I will have to break down and read it. Now, I'm feeling all green about the book club discussion. When I read it, I'll post a call for discussion. How's that?

Sounds like it was so good to have Paul back that you two were loathe to part. He let you use his laptop and you stayed with him even though his choice of entertainment was distracting.

My post is up. It's probably only a third as long as last time. :~) Since you're a creative type, I think you'll find it interesting this week.

Thanks for creating this meme!


MarillaAnne said...

OH your idea reminded me ... supposedly you can make your life easier by moving your clocks at home 10 min ahead each day of the week prior. I always thought it sounded like a great idea ... you'll have to keep looking around though if you want to find someone who's actually done it.

Alpha DogMa said...

For me resetting the clocks means spring. It is rather disconcerting to see 6 feet of snow still out on my front lawn. It seems all wrong. I feel your pain.

Anonymous said...

I'm intrigued by your book recommendation. What is going on in Darfur is eye-opening, to say the least. Good for your book club for choosing such a book. When I was in a book club, we read Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and The Notebook. Which is aweomse to read when you're in the throes of post-partum. Note the sarcasm.

atypical said...

You got to it Sunday; I got to it on Tuesday. Does that mean we balance each other out?

I'm just tickled beyond belief that I managed to make a post and read a bunch in the same day! I share your DST mania. Mind you, once I get used to the adjustment, I do love daylight savings time!

Ren, Stimpy, deep thought.....hmmmm, I don't see the problem there. ;)


Julie Pippert said...

I think we so often undersestimate how much the "little" things such as time changes and absent spouses cn throw off the entire operation---or rather, maybe, we overestimate our ability to compensate.

I don't think your post seemed mundane.

I will have to look into that book...

Love your SWB posts!