Tuesday, January 06, 2009

An Epiphany on Epiphany

High school Christmas concerts are never cancelled, only rescheduled.

If you've been a particularly bad mommy (who is sooooo over going to student productions and celebrated mightily when the concert was originally "cancelled" because of the snow) then the rescheduling could well be the second night after the kids return to school from Christmas break and you'll find out only because you happened to check the school website to see if there was a weather-related late start. Which there wasn't because the snow is all gone but good thing you checked, right? Even though this now means that you will not be doing with you 12th Night evening anything like what you hoped you'd be doing, which included but was not limited to eating the Hoppin' John you still haven't made for new year good luck, baking a 12th Night cake and getting ready for the exchange student who will be in your house in just a few days because some major effort will be required to make The Child's room accommodate a 2nd person, not to mention that tonight was the night you were going to take down the Christmas decorations but you obviously can't now because you won't be home until way late due to the concert that you really, really, really don't want attend tonight any more than you wanted to go last month but obviously even the worst mother in the world isn't exempt from karma. Or high school choir teachers.

When reading a website announcement, always be careful to read each word and absorb the correct meaning before running off half-cocked and writing a run-on post about having to go to a concert because there is a really good chance that you WON'T have to go because it's just for BAND AND ORCHESTRA.

The Child made me so happy when she told me this.

Hoppin' John, 12th Night cake, Christmas un-decorating and room readjusting are all back on.

Whoo hoo.

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Blogger Anne opined...

can you hear me "happy-dancing" with you?!?!?!

yeah! whoohoo!

me, on the other hand, i've got to get the boy to weight training class tonight, but i don't have decorations to remove.

January 06, 2009 10:17 AM  
Blogger Anne opined...

I love your run-on posts, btw.

January 06, 2009 10:17 AM  
Blogger Buck opined...

I didn't know about an exchange student. (????) How did I miss this? Please tell!

January 06, 2009 10:49 AM  
Blogger sageweb opined...

Oh an exchange student, how fun. My parents have been the residence of over 50 international students in the last 30 years. They currently have 3 living with them. It was fun to learn about all the different cultures and teach them ours.

Oh and cool that you get to do all those chores now...

January 06, 2009 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Syd opined...

Am glad to hear to you don't have to do something you didn't want to do in the first place...obligatory attendance is a real drag.

Happy tree demolition and Hoppin' John-ing!

January 06, 2009 3:44 PM  
Blogger Sling opined...

Don't you hate it when you waste all that perfectly good half-cocked-ness for no reason.

January 06, 2009 4:08 PM  
Blogger Citymouse opined...




January 06, 2009 6:00 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

I can hear you, Anne. Did you get new happy dance shoes? They sound very clickety.

Buck, you were too busy eating Tex-Mex and sitting on tarmac.

Sage, I hope it will be...it's not a huge commitment so hopefully we won't mess the poor kid up too badly.

Thank you, Syd. I agree. And much as I'm all about nurturing the talents of the next generation, I have sat through my share of performances already, thankyouverymuch.

Sling, the good thing about it this time though was that it got the juices good and flowing way early in the morning. And given the busyness of my day, that was probably a good thing. The caffeine needed a boost today, you know?

Mouse, it's a much smaller deal than what you did...it's just for 2 1/2 weeks but as of Thursday we take possession of a student from Australia. She'll just have learned how to turn on our shower by the time she has to leave. Still, it should be fun and The Child is way looking forward to having another kid in the house for a couple of weeks.

January 06, 2009 6:34 PM  
Blogger D.A. opined...

Great post! Just what I needed to put a smile on my face.

January 07, 2009 6:26 AM  

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