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!

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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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