Monday, September 14, 2009

Email Schmemail

Do any of you have Yahoo mail? I haven't been able to get into my account for most of the day. Maybe it's something with my computer; I'll have to check it from my phone later.

Today has been a royal pain. We got locked out this morning on the way to school, and I had to break the glass in the back door to get in. Unfortunately, it wasn't nine small panes as I had thought, but rather one big one, and it shattered into a million little pieces, cutting up my hand. Sigh. And, just for fun, guess what? My keys were actually in the grass in the back yard the whole time. Good times!

I got an 87 on my math quiz! Hooray! I'm taking a day off from doing trig altogether to clear my brain a little.

The woman and her partner that I unfriended haven't noticed yet. We weren't friended for all that long, anyway, and she had upwards of 150 friends, so I'm not surprised. Her nasty snipes at and about people (some of whom I know) were too much for me, so I'm glad I did it. Since that went so well, I took off seven or eight other people whose pages were either stressing me out or who I haven't talked to in awhile. We'll see if anyone notices at all. :) I've been so stressed-out lately with school that just about everything other than everyday stuff is almost too much for me to think about.

Patrick's first grade teacher has decided to take a new tactic on homework; it's not required, and doesn't count in their grades, even if they don't do it at all. She wants it to be a fun thing they do with their parents, if they do it at all, and she provided some worksheets. I'm not sure how I feel about that. On the one hand, it's nice, because he's little, and I think pressure can be too high sometimes. On the other, it seems a little weird, because if he has it, but gets used to not having to do it, I'm not sure that's a great idea for future habits.


The phone is ringing off the hook today! I'm never going to get this post finished at this rate. Now it's almost time to start thinking about dinner. We have to eat so early these days because the kids or I have something to do most nights, and I don't like it. I feel like we're rushing all the time.

Still can't get into my email. Now I'm wondering, since DH at work has been able to get into his mail. I installed a firefox update today, so maybe it's me and not them - you know how updates always 'improve' things. When DH gets home, I'll check on his computer. Argh. I'm waiting for an email from my bio partner about a project we're working on, too. :(


Not Your Aunt B said...

Ugh. I hate breaking and entering. Especially if your keys were right there. I would have climbed back into bed. Sigh. But look at you smarty pants with your 87! Whoo hoo! You'll have to post on how this not required homework goes down.

Kelsey said...

Sorry about your window!

That homework thing IS kind of weird. When I taught first grade we mostly just had the kids read for homework - which I hope wasn't too pressure filled or stressful! If we sent work work home the parents did it half the time, no kidding. I do agree that it might set a weird precedent, like in second grade when it isn't optional! :-)

Congrats on your trig quiz - good start.

Anonymous said...

I'm telling you, unfriending on FB is like therapy. I've so enjoyed doing it lately that I am really getting a kick out of how many friends I can get down to on FB. My goal is to get rid of those that are there just b/c they're "looky-loos" as we call them, not real friends. I still have a long way to go b/c I'm just as bad about snooping in on others.

Way to go, Math Genius! I'm pretty sure I'd have trouble trying to do 4th grade math after all these years, let along trig.

creative kerfuffle said...

yeah on the 87! you rock! i can't believe your keys were in the grass the whole time! ugh.
that is weird that homework is optional, something "fun" to do w/ your parents? really, like we can't come up w/ fun things on our own? i think that just gets them used to not doing any homework. even in k or 1st, 2nd grade they should at least do SOMETHING. reading or a worksheet or something to prepare them and get them in the habit of homework.btw--i have yahoo email and haven't had any trouble.