Here I am, posting, when I should be either a) in bed, b) looking for Paula's maternity shirt before she kills me -- these pregnant women, I tell you, or c) working on some homework. Now look at those choices again. Does any one of them scream FUN? Nope. I didn't think so either. I'd rather tell you all about a pet peeve of mine. Actually, it's not a pet peeve. Just a normal peeve, I would say. Does this sentence sound ok to you: He instructs the students to grow them in knowledge. Nevermind that it's not a great sentence. Is anyone else bugged by the use of the word grow? People grow non-souled objects like plants, but they don't grow people (unless you're a child of the 80s and you remember Xavier and his Cabbage Patch Kids). Argh.
Speaking of Cabbage Patch Kids, my first one was a little brunette, and I'll never forget the name that came printed on her little birth certificate: Albertina Lynette. Yikes. Isn't it odd that I named all my stuffed animals and dolls, but the only name I remember is the one I didn't create. Albertina Lynette Swan... Now that would make a great kid's name.
Last thoughts for the night -- more serious. I heard via staff phone tree that our principal's father died tonight. Please pray for Kelly as she starts the year off with a difficult loss.