The dress is peachy anyway. Me? I'm just fuzzy. I'm sure it is just back-to-school jitters which aren't any better when you're the teacher! Once I start filling out the grade-book and lesson plans I feel better, but those last few days before the semester starts never fail to give me sleepless nights. Everything always seems so overwhelming when viewed from the starting point. Thank god I'm
neurotic obsessive organised. I know people who can shift gears without difficulty, but classroom improvisation isn't for me. I couldn't Unschool as the lack of structure would drive me mad. Fortunately, we all seem to do well with a schedule.
Know what would make everything better? Cheese. I'm serious. When life gets stressful people tend to either pour a drink, or put the kettle on. Here, in the American Midwest, we get out the cheeseboard. I have two types of Gouda, some Havarti, and an aged Cheddar. I'm told that cheese is one of the worst things for headaches, but they say that about chocolate, wine, and caffeine-and those don't give you calcium! You need calcium in menopause, so that block of Gouda is therapeutic. You can keep the crackers, I'm just in it for the dairy. I could fall and break a hip at my age, so I'm thinking of the cheese as insurance. A nice, soft cushion of curds. Mmmm, curds.
1960's polyester maxi-Salvation Army
1970's home-sewn jacket-Goodwill
1950's woven handbag-Et Cetera thrift store, Seward, NE
Massive Bakelite bangle-Goodwill, Grand Island ($1.99!)
1960's beads-Et Cetera
Vintage copper earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Fragrance-Givenchy Dahlia Noir
Hey! Where is everybody?! You damn kids, give me back my specs! You won't think it's so funny when I tell your parents what you're up to.
I gotta go eat some cheese and chase beatniks off my lawn.
See you (well, maybe not...everything is kind of blurry at the moment).