Ruby Tuesday — the oh who do I think I’m kidding edition

19 Jun

Ruby sunbathing

Originally uploaded by egret’s nest

A token post.

Thankfully my family treats my comings and goings much the way Ruby does . . . resigned acceptance to my leaving and gleeful greetings upon my arrival.

The kids are settled in camp although Gage is in a different camp than we’d planned. Oh joy! He’s thrilled and the curriculum is wonderful for him — science and nature!

I’m settling in at my summer school job and trying not to find myself thinking . . . only 4.5 weeks left . . . but seriously still counting down the hours! 🙂 The kids are great. It’s the commute. Yesterday was my frist day teaching and I had a job interview too. Do I need to tell you that I left the interview, got into my car and almost burst into tears with a migraine? That is an awful lot to deal with in one day.

Made today seem easy though! 🙂

Hope you are all enjoying summer. Me, I’m for a shower, amazing ice cream, and bed with Seabiscuit! (I”m nothing if not current — we watched Brokeback Mountain the other night for the first time so reading Seabiscuit for the first time shouldn’t be a huge surprise!)

Oh, and Greg and I had a brilliant parenting moment this week — brag alert! We Netflixed The Addams Family. The old, original black and white tv show. It’s on DVD and oh my goodness did they love it. Totally awesome stuff!


10 Responses to “Ruby Tuesday — the oh who do I think I’m kidding edition”

  1. Miz S 20 June, 2007 at 2:24 am #

    Did you get yourself some books on tape for that commute?

  2. jayne 20 June, 2007 at 4:43 am #

    “The Addams family started, when Uncle Fester….”

    Tee hee heee… glad they enjoyed it! Brilliant parents you all are!
    Hang in there sweetie!

  3. lizalee 20 June, 2007 at 4:58 am #

    Miz S – no, I’m learning Spanish on my commute. Estudio espanol todos los dios. And, when that is done, I had been listening to NPR but it’s been a little bit depressing lately what with all the GOOD things happening in the world. So, I may try something else . . . maybe just music or some other good podcasts.

  4. Mary 20 June, 2007 at 6:09 am #

    Hang in there, Liza! You sound great and are being positive. Look forward to the weekend!

    It looks like Ruby has the right attitude: “Whatever!”

  5. robin andrea 20 June, 2007 at 8:04 am #

    You do sound like you’re managing okay, and it is just a few more weeks. I like those parenting skills, liza. The Addam’s Family… what a fun idea.

  6. Pam 20 June, 2007 at 1:09 pm #

    I *love* the Addams Family – wish they had more seasons of it! Ah, now that’s the life, laying around soaking up the sun!
    You’ll make it through – only 4.5 weeks left!

  7. mon@rch 21 June, 2007 at 8:31 am #

    The Addams Family is great ! Love seeing Ruby sunning herself!

  8. Susan Gets Native 21 June, 2007 at 9:08 pm #

    Da da da dum…snap! Snap!

  9. vicki 22 June, 2007 at 6:52 pm #

    a good update- and what a hellish summer schedule! Ruby appears to be totally oblivious. I agree with Miz S- books on tape can be a great escape from the drudgery of commutes. I liked the disembodied hand- what was his name? And Lurch…

  10. Susan Gets Native 22 June, 2007 at 9:08 pm #

    The disembodied hand was “Thing”.
    Why are some of my brain cells used up to remember that?

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