Wednesday, November 22, 2006

ice cream, opiate of the people

LA closed her diary. Here's hoping she finds the strength she needs to go through the next phase in her life. I do hope she stays in touch. (hint! LA, drop a comment now and then! )

Today was somewhat improved, by changing the seating arrangement of some of the rugrats, and by just plain telling the sub that "hey, you need to wake up and do something besides grade papers around here!" I realize that I am doing ALL the teaching these days. It's normally okay, I prefer the teaching aspect to the grading aspect of the job, but if there are 2 adults in the room, shouldn't there be some give and take of "on" time? Methinks so.

The big boost was the afternoon's fly-by of Coldstone Creamery. Incredible how ice cream can trigger childish delight and wash the pain away. Downtown Kailua was pretty and walkable and just peaceful today at 3pm, as I bolted from work in a way that surely set a new record. Cheesecake icecream, mixed with fresh raspberries and graham crackers was heavenly for the drive home, and the ensuing trip to get my haircut and catch up my hairdresser's life. This stylist breeds and shows Persian cats and is always, always entertaining. Today she was wearing a stunning outfit of sage green henley shirt and glittery gold sequined vest, which sounds hideous, but somehow, a 60 year old platinum blonde with a deep tan and Jersey accent can pull this off without a hitch. I think she's stylin'. She tipped me off about a new employee in their salon who does reasonably priced brow waxes, and I am down with that!

Looking down at my feet, I realize that I am desperately in need of a pedicure, a real, professional, salon pedicure, in which I pay someone to de-scale my nasty callousy feet. I don't go to the beach often enough, or the sand and salt are contributing to the transformation of my feet to hooves.

I'm no less tired, no less seasonally affected, no less unenthused about my job, but somehow, I've been distracted by the bright promise of a 4 day weekend.

Question of the Day, asked by a co-worker, when I stated that I was not a Christian: "How do you know to do what's right, then?"


Acornbud said...

Ice cream will cure all ills. I want some ice cream right now;) Youch, getting the eyebrows waxed. I better buck and get me one, too.

Reya Mellicker said...

Knowing how to do what's right is complicated. For me it's a matter of getting really quiet, then carefully examining my own motivations for whatever I'm about to do. Next I look deeply into my own heart.

Sometimest his process works, sometimes not. I think that's why all religions create some sort of ethical structure to work within (or without).

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm so thankful to "know" you!

Opal said...

I'm aghast at that cow-orker's question! I truly am. Ha!

The ice cream sounds divine and so does your hairdresser. I need to get my hair cut but I find it such a trauma that I procrastinate and procrastinate.

LA said...

Not a big ice cream fan, but you had me with the raspberries. I love raspberries, especially with hazelnuts. ~LA

Stephanie said...

I just wanted to drop by to say that I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving, and to thank you for the support you've given me during this difficult time.

Kathryn said...

To quote Abraham Lincoln:

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

Wise words.