Very mysterious, don't you think?
Following Franklin's suggestion, I'm going to learn how to tink. Seems a useful skill to know, and I feel it would bring me a certain peace of mind. So, do I take my knitting tomorrow to SUMMER PLANNING?
Ah, summer planning. This will be my second year at this event. Last year went fairly well. Summer planning is when a group of teachers plus the principal and superintendent get together to map out our schoolwide professional development, etc. for the following school year. We'll have this meeting over the course of two days at a swell facility in a pretty building with nice views. Last year my best buddies were with me; this year I'm flying solo in a sense. My principal is a very firm believer in agendas, and with stuff like 30 minutes to "look at the agenda" and "set goals," while later getting a chance to "whip around" and "list pluses and deltas" on the schedule, I'm already feeling a touch upset in the stomach region. I tend to shy away from jargon like "pluses and deltas" though I know it's all friendly and positive and upbeat. Anyhow, I like to have a hand in my future, so that's why I go. Wish me luck. I think I'll leave the knitting at home. I'm going to need all of my wits about me to avoid agreeing to something icky for the rest of the faculty and myself.
On another completely different note, Phil got his last postcard from my trip to Chicago. This one was actually for him and the puppies. It's a post card of THE Seurat, and I picked it because there are three dogs in the painting. Phil showed it to the pooches and had them help him find all the dogs. Joe Pete found the big lab-like dog, Miss O. found the little terrier sort, but it took Milton's acute sensibilities to identify the tiniest pooch in the background. Here he is at work:
Time to review the agenda for tomorrow (wait--we'll have half an hour to do that together first thing!) Guess it's off to bed.