Errughh. (<——— that noise is supposed to convey exhaustion, disgust and defeat after a difficult week. How'd I do? The creation of new interjections is not an exact science, you know.)
I am so happy that it’s Friday. Or I would be, if I could muster up the energy to be happy. Mostly I’m feeling a sort of half-hearted, half-dead gratitude that the days of the week revolved like they always do and we’re here, on Friday, instead of back to Monday.
So here we go. Quickish takes.
The good news is that socially we are winning Ave Maria. Yesterday during Charlotte’s ballet class Sienna, Liam and I took a walk around the piazza and the school campus. Sienna was on her Razor and I was pushing Liam in the stroller.
The Ave Maria campus seems to be under some sort of Biblical plague at the moment, as there are these creepy-looking cricket-like beetle/spider hybrids hopping and crawling around everywhere. They congregate in groups, so there will be patches of bare sidewalk and then the sidewalk will be completely blocked by hundreds of the little mutant nasties. I’ve never seen anything like it and sincerely hope I never do again, but yesterday we were forced to brave the plague on our way to visit the Ogre at his office.
Sienna would ride her Razor for a bit, come upon a school of mutants, then screech, steer sideways sharply, fall, scream, jump back up and on her scooter, and then repeat the performance. It was pretty funny and since we were outside I didn’t see any point in trying to make her be quiet.
Until…until she let out a particularly large squeal and I heard a voice coming from above us.
“Excuse me, miss? We’re trying to film something here and your daughter is being a little…loud.”
Fortunately for us, it was only the President of the University, also known as the former legal representative to Mother Teresa, also known as the former adviser to President Bush, also known as one of the current prize fighters against the HHS mandate, also known as Mr. Jim Towey, who was probably just filming another call to arms for his series of Youtube battle-cries.
You know, no big deal.
So this week has been totally spectacular. I’m so glad it’s Friday.
Here’s hoping your week was better than mine! Go see Hallie for more quick takes!