Crazy Week

12 Mar

Grandfather's Ties Crazy Quilt - closeup

I searched in my Flickr account for crazy.  This was the first image that came up.  A crazy quilt I did nearly 10 years ago.  I wish my life were this kind of crazy this week.

It all really started last week.  Friday afternoon, my cell phone rang while I was teaching.  The kids and I danced to the song and one kid yelled out, “Isn’t that Rush?  Closer to the Heart?”  Knowing that Greg does NOT call me during the day without reason, I got the kids on a task and checked my phone.  Both a call and a text message.  Yikes.  Text message read:  I am fine.  Truck totalled.

So, we had that to deal with.  He was fine and his sister collected him and his belongings from the wrecking yard.  We love Honda engineering.  When a tanker truck turned from the middle lane in front of him without a turn indicator, the anti-lock brakes, seatbelt, air bags, and crumble zone allowed Greg to walk away without a scratch.

Then he went to Boston and I’ve been running around like crazy.  Weeks only get crazy, hectic impacted for us when Greg is out of town.  Meetings and observations and teaching adult classes and oh-my-god-get-me-off-this-crazy-ride.

It won’t end until I pick Greg up at the airport, Saturday night very late, after being at an outdoor ed training program at Elkhorn Slough to get trained so I can bring field trips through there.

In other news, I had several close encounters with Ravens this week.  One of my students recommended that I write a book that is such a great idea that I am planning to make it my first project this summer.  It involves ravens and school and the ideas are percolating madly right now.

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11 Responses to “Crazy Week”

  1. robin andrea 12 March, 2009 at 6:47 am #

    So glad to read that Greg wasn’t injured in that crash. Whew.

    Hope the training at Elkhorn Slough goes well. We’ve been looking at property very close to that. It’s so beautiful there.

    Writing a book about ravens is a grand idea.

  2. jodyss 12 March, 2009 at 7:06 am #

    Thank the deities that Greg’s okay. Hang in there! Can’t wait to hear more about the book idea. See you in a week (or so…)

  3. Kyle 12 March, 2009 at 7:39 am #

    Sorry ’bout the insane week, but I’m sure glad to hear the hubby’s okay! Just another day-anna-half and you’ll be past the insanity. (For this week, anyways. Do you get spring break next week?)

    Can’t wait to hear more on this book idea!

  4. Phyllis 12 March, 2009 at 8:47 am #

    eeeek! I’m glad he’s OK, but heart-stoppingly scary (and a total pita!) And I gripe when I have to single-parent for one evening. It’s more than twice the work. Hugs to all of you!

  5. KGMom 12 March, 2009 at 1:10 pm #

    WHOA–any message that starts out “I’m fine, but. . .” — you just know it’s not going to be good. Except, of course, for the “I’m fine” part.
    Hope the weekend ushers in some calm. Breathe deeply!

  6. wende 12 March, 2009 at 2:45 pm #

    Oh wow… that’s some message! I’m so glad he’s ok, but it must be hard to have him so far away after that!

    Hang in there, it will settle down soon. And a book! wow!!

  7. Pam 12 March, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    Yowsa Liza. I’m glad Greg is okay! Oh boy, phew.
    I love your crazy quilt. Not your crazy week, though.

    • Lynne at Hasty Brook 12 March, 2009 at 3:27 pm #

      Thank God Greg is OK.
      I hope things settle down- Saturday is coming!
      Can’t wait to hear what you do with your book idea!

  8. jayne 13 March, 2009 at 2:30 am #

    Whew… glad everything was OK. I can imagine your heart was in your throat. Hang tight. The merry-go-round will eventually stop. :c)

  9. nothingissacred 13 March, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    Liza- so glad that Greg is okay. That is scary stuff.
    I love the crazy quilt. The thought that I might actually have had time to do something like that 10 years ago makes me giggle when I think how utterly impossible it would be for me to do it at this time in my life. Becky

  10. Mary 13 March, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    It’s a blessing he’s OK! What a week. Hang in there and lets those book ideas flow!

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