If I didn't have to sleep each day, I would be able to post to this blog about all the wonderful and crazy things that have been keeping me so out of the loop these days.
My days have been filled with teaching lots of different classes, everything from helping little kindergarteners tie up their scarves, not to mention zipping up their jackets and figuring out how to get their ski pants on before doing the jacket thing....to...teaching how to curl paper to make les barbes pour Père Noel. That of course took me waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off topic and I got into how my sister used to curl her hair in rags so she could have the ringlets similar to the ones that little girl in the second grade had. And then there were the fantastic fish the cinquieme and sixieme année made. Complete with Generic and specific names that sounded almost believable. Of course all they did was add 'icus' or 'aticus' to the end of the made-up names, but they sounded Latinized. And they GOT it! I mean the idea of having a genus that was a cupful of characteristics and then that very specific trait that made their fish the one species that separated them from all the rest. Sure I helped a few with some badly hip names, but the main thing was that they designed their fish according to a master plan (pretty standard...the fish had to be able to survive) but then they added the 'fun' adaptations, which made their fish fantasticus. Some had top hats, (probably for magic fish) while others had teeth that really cut to the quick and then there were those that were almost real...orangey-striped ones with little red bulbs on the ends of their snouts which really did make them look like circusclownimus piscatorius.
If I hadn't been having so much fun, I could be making and adding videos to this blog which I've taken on my new toy...the blackberry with the incredible array of apps that I am still learning about. The one video I did take was so blasted boring ... it was of ABCDan coming out of one of the many electronics shops saying they didn't have the type of gizzmo I was looking for. (I am not sure I even know what it is>) Anyway, I got the big chippy thing (media card) that lets me save 12 000 pictures on my phone/device or 1 000 tracks of songs....something I know I will never have time to listen to, and those many minutes of videos.
So what is stopping me from making all these fantastical videos of those flying fish or the kids trying to put their ski pants on over their winter parkas?
Yup...the same old thing. Too busy to get it all together.
Maybe Tomorrow...which is when my good friend Friday will get it all done for me.