Or as the Eldest Child says, “D’oh.”
Kindergarten celebrates everything. We celebrate birthdays–there was one yesterday. We celebrate Groundhog Day (Six more weeks of winter. Boo hiss.) Tomorrow we celebrate Chinese New Year–go, rabbits!–and Friday is the 100th Day.
Crafts for today and over the next two days:
Groundhog on a stick in a styrofoam cup colored green. (My kids would have even colored the inside of the cup if I’d let them. I’ll have to think about that for next year. Five more minutes of blessed silence.)
Chinese dragon mask–Ready except for the headbands
Chinese lanterns–Done and hanging.
Groundhog War (Just like War but with perky little groundhogs to count and compare.)–almost done. They’re playing it tomorrow. Shush.
100 headbands–Not prepped, let alone finished. I still have a day.
100 collections–uh… yeah. Not there yet.
100 necklaces–see 100 stuff above.
I’m sure there’s something I’ve forgotten, but that’s all my brain can think of at the moment. I already hate February and we aren’t even close to Valentine’s Day or Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays.
July’s a good month. No holiday crafts. For that matter, no school.
And, shock of all shocks, no writing tonight. Choir practice where we prepped singing Festival Sanctus–my favorite piece–for Sunday. And now I am tired and cranky and morning will come too soon.
Also, my car will not be ready until Friday. Good thing I missed the coyote with a death wish that darted across the road on the way to practice.
And finally, Tor.com is breaking free of its backlog of submissions. Mine’s at 263 days. The latest reject at Duotrope is 270, so it should be any time now. Which, of course, means I have to find another market for it. Since Chizine liked it at one point, I’m thinking I might check out horror markets. Taking a stab at horror will be a novelty.
I blame the dark stuff on kindergarten. M. Rickert taught kindergarten, too, and if you haven’t read Mary’s “Was She Wicked? Was She Good?” in her collection Holiday you’re missing out.