Caffeine and the Calendar have overlapped too much

When I got home from a TA Sub job in a Pre-K room, I made a white chocolate latte in the blender, using a mix.
I just wanted something cool and yummy for my sore throat.

All during my walk down the street, I was asking myself “Why didn’t I remember how much talking goes on with 4 year olds?  How many years did I work at the daycare center, yet I forgot such a vital part of classroom watchfulness?”

So eager was I to have deliciousness happening before JEOPARDY! came on, and because the coffee is already part of the mix powder, my whole memory of what happens with me and caffeine at 4:30 in the afternoon just zoomed away.

So here I sit at 10 at night hopping from one blog to sidebar for next blog, reading some of the most crazy stuff.

I would like it better if my hands weren’t so tired and I could be knitting a hat on the peg loom, but one of my duties this morning was cutting out laminated letters for the October bulletin board.

Now I’m getting all morbid on myself.  Awhile ago I was playing a David Lanz cd, which I cannot do very often anymore.  David Lanz plays music of the kind my oldest son and I shared a love for, and ever since he moved away, well, the memories get difficult.

I wanted to put the music on, tho, as a sort of tribute to the biggest life-changing event I have ever gone through.  September 30, 1979 is the day I learned I was pregnant, at MSU health services.  I walked the campus for hours before I went back to my bed in the dorm.  My roomies were getting worried.

So tonight is an anniversary of sorts, for life’s lost possibilities due to foibles of youth. I’d had suspicions of my condition, but they had not yet been confirmed.
A great expense, having a baby before a Bachelor’s degree and a wedding.

Here is a YouTube for a nice ‘cover’ version of A Whiter Shade of Pale as arranged by David Lanz.

and since the clock’s hands are nearing midnight, I had better get to bed

Morning brings a TA Sub job at a junior high.
Never filled in for this person before, so I don’t know what I signed on for.
I’ll give it all I can, considering I’m still getting over a cold.

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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5 Responses to Caffeine and the Calendar have overlapped too much

  1. caroline says:

    Hope your feeling better’s not fun working while your sick.

  2. Diane,
    I have read your posts for a long time now and I know what a toll that event has taken on your life and how you have risen above it all. You are my hero. The world needs many more people with your gentleness, bravery, and fortitude. By the way, visiting Illinois this month made me think a lot about you. We had a wonderful time in Springfield.

  3. Tee says:

    Those life changing events from the past are difficult to think about sometimes. I have a few myself, but like you, I’m incredibly thankful for the blessings I have. Life has been good despite the “mistakes” and “surprises”.

    As for working with pre-schoolers … I volunteered in my son’s pre-school class quite a bit a couple years ago. (I can’t believe he’s in 1st grade now!) … Kids that age are such busy-bodied motor mouthes. They exhausted me but they were adorable.

  4. MrsDoF says:

    Thanks to All! nice to come home to comments!

    Maria– Springfield is about 3 hours south of where we live, a bit of a drive across the prairie.

    I’m sure you had a fine time in the Land o’ Lincoln.

  5. momma says:

    Every life has things in it we wish were different–that is what makes us different. Your life has been marked with caring for others, creating for others, and supporting those around you through some difficult times. Your friendship has brought a little more meaning to reaching out. Keep remembering the happy things and let the sad things flash as only a reminder that life is meant to contain both.