April 18, 2012

NOLA Bound

It's 12 Midnight and we leave the house at 2:20AM to meet the bus for the trip to New Orleans. I decided not to bother to sleep. I'd have to wake up at 1:45 to get ready and load the car anyway, so I might as well just stay awake, get us to the school, loaded on the bus, and then sleep on the bus.

With 45 teenagers and a baby on one bus.

I've slept through worse and I've NOT slept through less.

The kids are excited and the weather during the performance is supposed to be utter crap. They play at 10:00 Saturday morning at some Gazebo on the river and there is supposed to be rain and scattered thunderstorms.

We have no control over that, besides, I'm all about the Beignets. My eldest asked me if I was going to be the Robert Frost of Beignets.

Aspirations. We all need them.

On the homefront, Bones didn't really understand any of the math FCAT. As he put it when he walked in, "They worded things in ways that my brain didn't understand. It didn't matter how many times I read it, I didn't understand what they were asking for."

To which I replied, "What did you do next?"

And he replied in kind, "I just marked C. Anytime I had to guess, I marked C."

Let us hope that C was the letter of the day.

So Ciao for now as I'll be back around Midnight on Sunday. Unless I can find a computer in the hotel that I can use, I'll not be on. I'm not taking my laptop as there isn't really any time and any time that I could be on... I hope instead to be reading or sleeping.

Anything besides thinking. I hit critical mass this week... I'm pretty fried and I need to be on my game in a few weeks. I'm out in the field and I need to be at 200%... not ragged out and burned.

And on a fun note, on our trip to NOLA tomorrow, we're stopping at the Mall in Pensacola for lunch and my folks are meeting us there! I'm so hoping it works out. Seeing my parents would beat out Beignets for the highlight of the trip.

And we know how big a deal that is... Aspirations and all.

Who knows... I might be able to blog from my phone. We'll see.


Posted by Boudicca at April 18, 2012 11:12 PM

Wishing you luck on your road trip. :)

Posted by: PeggyU at April 19, 2012 03:53 AM

I was taught that if I wasn't sure, to always guess 'C', as teachers like for answers to be in the middle.

Posted by: Andrew Phule at April 19, 2012 08:05 AM

Have fun, and have a safe trip!

Posted by: Mary at April 20, 2012 11:05 PM

Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts and patience.

Ugghh! on the weather... http://i39.tinypic.com/dvnihz.png

how about that, yahoo backwards is ooh ay. *grin*

Posted by: cin at April 21, 2012 10:13 AM

Hope the beignets were delicious!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at April 21, 2012 04:20 PM

And as for the damn FCAT...not one college, even the Florida ones, needed those results for their applications...

Posted by: Mrs. Who at April 22, 2012 02:16 PM

Re: the FCAT. The colleges may not need it but McDonalds does.

Too many students were graduating that couldn't read the menu or figure simple change.

Posted by: The Thomas at April 22, 2012 04:54 PM

Just popped by to see how it was going. Can't wait to hear all about it. xxx

Posted by: Shaz at April 22, 2012 09:45 PM

Really odd news: University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department, Increases Athletic Budgets.

Wow. Bet FSU likes that.

Posted by: The Thomas at April 23, 2012 09:46 PM