Monday, May 23, 2011

Stormy Weather......

Well....I am braced and sort of prepared for today. We could be due for stormy weather both figuratively and realistically.  It is the last Monday of the school year and possibly there will be a showdown at our version of the OK Corral (the high school). I really don't think it will be all that dramatic.....I think the fight has gone out of just about everybody....including the school administration. I think everyone is just biding their time until that last bell rings and summer vacation begins. Although in some ways this school year has flown by........ in some instances it has dragged on mercilessly. These last few weeks where school has been concerned have felt like an eternity. I think we are all pretty much ready to call this freshman year chapter in our lives closed and move on to something different and less drama filled.  I know I definitely am!

Speaking of school......now that my student loan is history.....I am thinking of finishing my degree. I plan on going in and talking to a counselor to see what I need to do.....and then doing it. I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want a degree in something before I get anymore senile than I already am. It has always been a source of great regret and irritation with myself that I didn't buckle down and do what I needed to when I was young and my parents were willing to pay for my education. (Another reason my father loves me so!) Now I am footing the bill for myself and yet I still feel as lost as I did in 1982. To bad they don't give you college credit for life experience. I would have had a doctorate several times over! Sigh!

My heart, love, thoughts and prayers go out to all who where affected by yesterdays storms and especially for those in Reading, KS and Joplin, MO where the greatest devastation occurred. When a national weatherman breaks down on national tv while reporting the damage.....you know it is bad. My heart breaks for everyone involved. I have no family in Joplin although I do have friends, who are all safe and accounted for. My family are in Columbia where the storms skirted and then closer to St. Louis where the storms headed but lost intensity before getting there. Today they say is suppose to be another storm rich day and central KS is to be one of the targets. Since we have had nothing in the form of bad weather so far this spring....I am sure we are due. I just hope we have a lot more thunder and lightening and a lot less tornado! You gotta love spring in the Midwest!

The count down to the big trip is on....and I have done not one thing to prepare! Yep....I am just good like that! I keep telling myself I need to get on it, but then some school crisis occurs or work, or working out, or graduations, or house cleaning or a nap.....and then here I set.....a trip just a couple of days away.....and I am completely unprepared. How awesome am I? Hopefully I will work better under pressure and kick it into gear in the eleventh hour. Either that or we are going to end up in MO without socks, underwear or a toothbrush. And that folks is why I rarely travel!

It is time to get this party started! I hope this Monday finds you all happy and raring to go and that you stay safe and dry in the event of storms. Thought today called for a little bit of androgyny so I leave you with John Waite and The Babys with Isn't it Time!

3 comments:

Thiry said...

Hope the weather cooperates with your travel plans.

Thiry said...

how do you know how many people read your blog? see I read it again, I've been reading it all day...I'm not done yet...

Cmom said...

I can go into my stats and see! I don't think the public can see my stats!