Monday, November 17, 2014
me on monday
g and i purchased a treadmill off craigslist this weekend. he has already been diligent about using it. i have not. we went to get it on friday night after g's birthday bowling party (pics soon) as one of our friends went with us with her minivan. i couldn't get it myself as only a hamster treadmill would fit in my corolla. her boy and my boy and his sleepover buddy all had to go in and give it a test drive before purchase. i told the nice couple who sold it to us that we don't get out much.
i had big plans for coordinating some cute outfits from my closet this week. then it got really cold and pseudo snowed and all i wanted to do was be warm. grey sweater, camo pants, grey converse, wool jacket. maybe if i go in hiding winter won't find me. gosh. wouldn't it be nice to just hibernate?
i got pretty annoyed at school today. i was helping my 5th grader with a math test and he had not clue how to do long division. i told his teacher that we couldn't do that part as he didn't know how and that i would find him some worksheets to practice the skill. she told me that he could just do it on the calculator and i didn't have to bother with the long division. oh em gee. what?! seriously, people. we must go back to the basics. it's math, not calculator programming 101. i realize it's not the teacher's fault, that it's society. it just kills me though. then i get them at the high school and they can't figure out factoring and such because THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE BASICS. soapbox. i've come to the conclusion that i will need to get a basic math workbook for my own child to practice on this summer since now i know that a good grade in math doesn't necessarily mean what i thought it did. sigh. at least it will be warm in the summer.
joining in with the delightful sian fair and her "me on monday" meme. you're welcome to join in, too! we'd love to hear what you've been up to. :)