so... last night, there was torrential wind & rain. and thunder and lightening. then my electricity went out. so i sat there reading for a while, before it went dark. then i realized that my cell phone was getting close to dying. then i remembered that i hadn't eaten dinner yet. and that my car was stuck in my garage. lets just say there was shaking involved.
when my electricity finally went back on, a little over an hour later, i was such a mess, i couldn't think straight. i just sat and watched the news the rest of the night. the news was crazy this morning with damaged houses, trees blown over, roots & all... crushed trampolines. at one point i looked out my window and was shocked to see the better part of a tree blowing down my street. and it looked like a piece of paper blowing in the wind. it was so eerie. but lemme just tell you - i didn't sleep well, what with all the thunder and lightening last night. quite frightening.
this morning, i was chatting with my dad on the way to work. he was telling me about something sassy he said to heidi, about our cruise. (if you don't, you should know, heidi's a little turbo. she's very organized & thinks things through, including alternate plans for EVERYTHING) well, yesterday she emailed my parents and me telling us that she's got 18 bottles of sunscreen for her family. (i hope i'll survive with 3 for myself! - keep your fingers crossed no burns!) so mikey told me that he called her last night asking if 8 tubes of toothpaste is enough, cause he plans on sharing with mom & i, and that he doesn't want to offend anyone, so he plans on brushing at least thrice, daily. haha. i love how he can gently make fun of us for our quirky ways. and mind you - most of our quirky ways are a direct result of being HIS daughter. but that's why we love him.
but - here's what else you need to know, because of the lack of sleep, i'm extremely tired. i couldn't drag my butt out of bed, so i self negotiated. i didn't do my hair, so i put it up in a ponytail right after my shower. its still wet, which is annoying, but it was worth that sacrifice. i also didn't shave, so i'm wearing pants. my eyes are bloodshot and puffy. and i was ornery with one of my kids (the one who told me i have a big butt) this morning after he made another student cry & pushed her down, flat on her butt, into a puddle. He said to me, "I have already apologized four times, at least!" I said, "you don't need to apologize ever again. you need to stuff this (in my mind i screamed you need to stop this shit!) and keep your hands to yourself. saying your sorry and then turning around doing it again and again. that makes the apology invalid."
GOOD HELL... as I was typing this post, my students are supposed to be practicing their spelling words. the aforementioned student had no good reason, but felt the urge to stab another student in the back with his pencil... geesh! i sent him down to the principal's office, for the 2nd time today! man oh man!