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I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately. It’s because I have to return to my work site where not so good situations are, as yet, unresolved. Should all of my paperwork come together, I could be returning to work on Wednesday. It remains to be seen how things will work out. I’ll report. As for now, I have some work to do. There’s still a post brewing about this situation. I’ll write more tomorrow.

Until next time!

L.A. Times Festival of Books ’09

Today, I, along with Phillip & Phillise went to U.C.L.A. for the L.A. Times Festival of Books. Let me just say that I got a workout from all the walking. It was very nice. Huge, but very nice.


Giada De Laurentiis, granddaughter of Dino De Laurentiis, was there promoting her cookbook. I thought that I was going to have to chin check my husband because of the Giada comments. He just happens to love her. He says it’s because of her cooking, but you be the judge.

giada-de-laurentiis-picture-1 Which do you think it is?

At What Point?…

At what point do you take a threat on your life seriously? Is it when the person says it once? Twice?

When they’re 12? 13? 14?

Well, how about 8?

Yep, that’s right, 8!!!

I have been the recipient of death threats and threats of other physical harm from an 8 year old and his mother who I believed had the ability to act on his threats. I work in a very rough area where daily violence is definitely a reality. So, when the school police suggested that I should not take the threats seriously because the child was only 8 years old, I was livid. I know that, if you’ve never dealt with this situation, that this may sound a bit paranoid, but trust me it’s not.

I am scheduled to return to work next week. But the situation is still unresolved. The child is still there. I may have to have contact with this parent from hell. I don’t want to go back but have to do silly little things like have money to pay the bills. So staying out any longer is not an option. I have to go back.

That is why I would like to hear someone else’s take on this. Should I have taken these threats seriously? What would you have done?

Conjunction, Junction, What’s your function? Part 3

Yet another person has become a verb. Yes people, it has happened again. Someone has become a verb. Only this time it’s a television person. It’s Liz Lemon from 30 Rock- my alter ego. If you’ll recall, I wrote on post on it a couple of weeks ago. If you read it then you should know that to Liz Lemon someone means to terrorize someone and totally turn it around so you look like the victim. With that being said, don’t become a verb- Don’t Liz Lemon anyone!

Nervous Me!

I am so nervous about returning to work on next Monday. I’m a little rusty. I haven’t made lesson plans for the whole time I’ve been off. I haven’t been in any type of structured environment except school, and that’s only every Wednesday and every other Thursday. So, how I’m going to feel on my first day back remains to be seen. I’ll definitely report on it.

I will also keep Morocco’s words in mind that Summer break is just around the bend. So, until next time people!