Thursday, February 21, 2008

Kinda Know I'll Be Sorry

Well, Maybe

I had to go to the chiropractor before school as I was on the verge of a migraine. He fixed me right up, so the day at school was just fine.

Where am I going with this? It was colder than yesterday, but not really too bad and I decided not to ride. My knees were sore--probably from the long lining yesterday, and I just didn't have the energy.

Guess I used some of it up at school where I was one highs and lows all morning. The high was a video a group of my seniors had made as their project for the performing arts requirement. It was incredible! It was a parody on a US TV reality show called "Cops," where the camera follows policemen on their tour of duty. This group of students set the show in their hometown and had their policemen getting into all kinds of laughable situations. They had even added in three commercial breaks with ads for cookies and energy drinks. They'd clearly spent hours filming and editing and it was a terrific job. I am so proud of them!!

Then, a good selection of students made some very creative shadow boxes showing stage settings of various plays and stories, including Julius Caesar (edited because
Claire found the typo!!) , Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Wagner's Ring operas, and some original scripts based on the Legend of King Arthur and even The Odyssey.

So much for the highs. The lows consisted of excuses, arguments, and just plain nonsense from the other group of students who didn't have any project at all to hand in. Of course they nearly all told me they'd left it home--didn't know it was due today even though the instruction sheet had Due February 21 in big, bold, underlined print.

Trouble is, the project is a State requirement for graduation. I guess they just don't believe it.


Anyhow, my regret about not riding will come with the rain/snow/sleet tomorrow. Instead, I picked out the arena, dragged it really well, unhitched my truck from the horse trailer and nestled said truck safely in the garage, and now I am about to set off for choir rehearsal.

Still some work done, so the evening was not wasted. Wonder how many of my seniors will be up all night creating those projects they accidently left home today?


  1. i can tell you're having a bad day jean - ceasar? caesar!

    i reckon the weather doesn't do the joints any good either... i know my knee and foot are always worse with the damp (at least they currently reckon they can fix my foot!

  2. Some days you're the dog. Some days you're the tree. Tree day today I guess.