If we were having coffee today, we would be indoors. It’s a bit chilly out and we are in the middle of a rainy day…rains a bit, stops, rains some more.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that it was a good week. I didn’t do a lot of running around; I mostly stayed home. I did have one day that was stressful. I had to get Anderson after school on Wednesday because he takes an after school class put on by the Y. I also had to drop off an envelope for the PTO Jog-a-thon chair. So I went early. As I sat waiting for Anderson just outside the cafeteria (where his class is) I had a very good view of what was going on. It was not cooking like they were supposed to be doing. There was absolutely no supervision. The kids were racing each other up and down the cafeteria; chasing one another; and dragging each other on the floor. The teachers had their backs turned to the kids the entire time. I was upset but I kept my cool. I told the kids not to run because they could get hurt. When several of them left the cafeteria I ushered them back in. Does this go on every week? The kids are not safe. I tried to tell the school but was told to call the Y because the school is not affiliated with the program, they only use the school facilities. Now I’ve written a long letter to the Y Director, attached photos I took of the chaos, and am waiting for an appointment to go see them on Monday. I don’t like to make trouble for anyone but I really feel the kids were in danger that day and will continue to be in danger if nothing is done about it. That was my “excitement” for the week.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I read a book this week that, at first I was disappointed because it wasn’t what I thought it would be but as I read on, I loved it! It is called Life And Other Near Death Experiences by Camille Pagan. It won’t be released until November 1 but it is one of this month’s Kindle Firsts selections so I got it for free! Kindle Firsts, for those who don’t know, allow Amazon Prime members to select one free book (out of a selection of four) as a pre-release a month before they are available anywhere. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you should be checking it out.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am doing a bit of research for another guest blog post for Part Time Monster. I already know all of it but I want to brush up on it and get names and dates right. At first, I had a lot of trouble with the reading because of my eyesight. Then it hit me that I could, through the Send To Amazon extension on my browser, send the web pages to my e-reader. As soon as I did that, I was able to read all the pages much, much easier. The absence of the back light on the monitors and the fact that I can increase the font size, makes reading a lot more accessible for me. Do you have a Kindle? If you do, you should also get the Send To Kindle extension. It’s a great way to take web pages with you and make them more readable. I now am also sending some blog posts to the Kindle so that I can read it easier and it also allows me to read blog posts when I am away from the internet. You should try it!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that there is not a lot coming up this week. Other than the Monday meeting at the Y, a Wednesday lunch meet up with some NaNoWriMo people, and Thursday volunteering in Anderson’s class, I will just be at home working on my copyediting class, my guest blog post for the following week, and NaNoWriMo prep. It looks like it will be an easy week.
How about you? Are you into Halloween? Do you watch spooky movies for it? Do you dress up in costume? Read horror novels? Or do you not do much for it? I watched a scary movie the other night. I don’t usually but I did. I watched The Omen (the version with Julia Stiles). I thought it was comparable to the earlier version with Gregory Peck and Lee Remick, which is the version I was looking for when I came across the newer one. This week I want to see if I can find the original Carrie and the Amityville movies. I don’t really like horror movies but I do like the ones that are more psychological horror movies, although I hadn’t watched one in years until the other night.
Okay, I’ll stop rambling and let you go! I’m sure you have other blogs to visit for coffee. I know I do! But do tell me what is going on with you!