Here I am, blogging illegally at school (PLEASE DON'T FIRE ME). Why, you might ask? Thursday night, when I was out for this fabulous girl's birthday, Luke went all fists of fury on my precious pink laptop. In the process, he rendered four keys unusable. Could itbe the x, z, q, and semi-colon keys? No, no, he of course broke the c, d, e, and 3 keys. Now, I could probably live without the 3, but those other keys? Kind of important! Saturday morning, I made a painstaking attempt to write an email by copying and pasting c, d, and e, but it took a ridicously long time and apparently made Beth think something was wrong with HER computer, due to all the different sized letters. Awesome, right? So it was off to Best Buy, where they apparently don't have key fixing parts, thus I am laptopless for two to four BUSINESS weeks.
I feel a little lost. I can check some blogs at work and gmail, but no facebook or twitter. What this is teaching me is that it's time to upgrade to a phone that has a web browser. But yet though I miss the hell out of my pink laptop, I can't help but feel a little unfettered. I usually go on the computer in the morning before work and in the evening, after Luke is in bed. Instead, I'm playing Mario Kart, taking baths, and READING. I have no new books, so I'm re-reading Harry Potter and loving it. I'm even, gasp, cleaning! That's not to say that I won't excitedly be catching up on facebook and twitter when my laptop is back in my hands, but right now? I'm kind of lovin' it.
Random note #1: My students are listening to MLK Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech. Every year, I'm amazed at how beautifully written and inspiring this speech is. If you haven't listened to it recently, please do so.
Random note #2: This totally awesome mama is heading back to work today. Can you drop in and share your words of wisdom? Or tell her you're thinking of her? Or just tell her that she rocks?
Random note #3: Had a parent meeting with a dad who made me cry last week. When his wife started crying this morning, I got up and handed her a box of tissues. I wanted to say, "When YOU made me cry last week, no one gave me Kleenex." Sometimes it's painful to be the bigger person!