My mentor teacher was in town last night so I didn't get around to blog posting. We just had a very cool evening of teacher shop talk and general conversation about life. It is always nice having a cool person over to my usually solitary abode.
Unfortunately she got to observe all my classes on a day where they decided this is the day we feel like collectively being a bunch of butt heads. I don't know what it is exactly, but we got a pretty nasty strain "I don't give a flying crap" going around the school. I think the students are gearing up for state testing by acting out. State Tests are in the air, but not as much as back in Washington. Also, I think everyone is still recovering from their Easter/Jubilee hangovers. A lot of parents at church over the weekend, a lot of kids out and about, a lot of late nights, a lot of sleepy little guys at school so far this week (and what do sleepy babies do? Whine, cry, and throw tantrums...what do tired high schoolers do?...I'll give you a guess). Also its spring, love is in the air in Mekoryuk. There are a couple high school couples (in a high school of 14 thats about 30 percent of the students). Can you remember high school relationships? I can, and I'm glad I don't have to go through those anymore (it all seemed so unbelievably important/tragic/serious) but in retrospect it was only the times. But regardless, in my high school a bad day with the girlfriend or if you were a girl, boyfriend, meant that you still could hide out in the back of the class and be left alone, but in a class of 6 one kids bad day becomes everyones immediate environment.
It doesn't seem to follow me home as much, I love being home now. In my sanctuary, with my tea, and music, and my new obsession podcasts, water colors, and writing letters, and couch, and sweatpants. Its like after a day dealing with 14 individual crisis to be able to come home and be in an environment of peace that I created is so nice. So here I am, warm, comfy, tea drinking, nag champa smelling, and I'm listening to Velvet Underground mix cd (my substitute for the beatles...always have always will hate the beatles) and the song that is playing is so ironically "Perfect Day" and the lyrics are "Oh its such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you, its such a perfect, you just keep me hanging on..." This day was far from perfect, but I'm home and that is good.
The neighbors had me over for reindeer stew...yes! Score!
I'll write about the readers choice topic soon.
I have something very very very important (for me at least) in my personally created music happening soon (don't worry its not a record deal). I'll explain more later when I get it up and running. Till then you'll have to rely on this blog to listen. Oh, man its gonna be awesome though.