Wednesday, January 12, 2011

come as you are

Sometimes - often - when I get to school and park in the parking lot, I sit for a while in my car, using the time before I actually have to sign-in for prayer.  It is seldom that I am disturbed there.  On occasion, I have gotten the "what were you doing in your car this morning" question, and I have replied, "Praying.  We need all the prayer we can get here."  And they agree and I suppose they don't think I'm too weird. 

Lately, I've taken to letting the radio continue to play, turning it down low for some background music.  Yesterday, this song just reached out through the radio and grabbed me.  I'm not sure why.  You must know that never happens to me.  OK - rarely happens.  I put down my prayer book, turned it up, and just listened. 

When I got home, the first thing I did was to download it from iTunes. 

Our canceled faculty meeting was uncanceled.  Oh well.  Can't win 'em all.  Our principal is out for the rest of the week.  Health issues.  Stress can kill ya.  We had outdoor recess today, but I think it was too cold for much pole-dancing.

There is a traffic nazi at my child's school.  If she says something to me [again] on Friday about where and how I cross the line of traffic when I help unload the car-rider line, it might not be pretty.  I am about the most non-confrontational person in the world, but.....  There is more than one way to cross a car-rider line.  There are more important things in the world.  I am 46 years old, and I think I am old enough to figure this out without her help.  If you want parent involvement - like you say you do - then quit hassling the involved parents about petty crap!  I have better things to do on cold winter mornings.


  1. I LOVE that song! About the traffic nazi: Go get 'em! :D

  2. My husband and I were riding our bikes to morning mass with the children and the traffic nazi ruffled my feathers. She got up in my face saying, "I saw this little girl (pointing to my 4-1/2 yr old) walking home from school alone yesterday. She is not allowed to cross this traffic alone."

    Really? My 4-1/2 yr old, who is at tall as any 8 yr old, wasn't walking home alone.

    #1 I am NOT a derelict parent. Some people really do take care of their kids, get used to it! Take your high and mighty elsewhere.
    #2 She is 4-1/2 and thusly not in school. The 4 yr old pre-k class the district has taxpayers pay for is glorified free child care.
    #3 My kids don't even attend public school, thank you, we home school.
    #4 Do not ever accuse me of anything without any proof and DO NOT get in my face with your coffee breath and missing teeth.

    She completely stopped 8 lanes of traffic to have this little confrontation.

    Traffic Nazi's let the power go to their heads. And, I recieved no appology but for the last 2 years since this happened, I am tempted to wave good morning with my middle finger. i refrain only because I'd have to go to confession. Catholic guilt.