We Finally Made It!

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Happy Summer! I love it! It was 88 degrees today & will be at least 90 on Wednesday. Oh yeah, it's hot & humid & I sweat like a pig (or worse than one) but after the winter we had, I am not complaining.

This past winter was awful! It snowed every other day. By the time you dug yourself out, it was time to shovel again. At almost 42 (b'day in a few weeks), I have inherited my babcia's arthritis all over my body. When the cold hits these bones, it feels as if they are ripping apart. I don't think I can take many more winters in Michigan. Two more years till my DD graduates from high school (I don't even want to think about that!) & then we'll see what happens from there.

I am hoping to move somewhere warm & dry, if possible. The humidity bugs me too sometimes but I'll take that over blizzards anyday!

And speaking of bugs...no, I don't care much for them. I know the further south you go & the warmer it is, the bugs are a little bigger. Ok, they are gigantic! I would hate to fight a bug over my dinner. First, he would have to be invited. Then, of course, dress for dinner. It doesn't have to be black tie, but at least something to cover the um, well, breeding parts, I guess. Now, I'm sure they're not accustomed to using cutlery, so antenna or tentacles (ok, I spelled that right...whew!) will be acceptable. Using the face or tongue to slurp food off the plate or landing on top of it, will not!

At home, as they are much smaller than me, & if bugs bug me, they will be dealt with like the fly that bugged Obama on tv. Immediate execution! I will not tolerate them bothering me in my home, as that is trespassing & if PETA doesn't like it, too bad!

Now what was I talking about? Ah yes, heat! I know it will be hot & humid tomorrow & throughout the summer, but I will not complain after the winter we just had. (at least not for awhile...LOL)

Sporting a Babushka headband,


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Working With Brain Surgeons & Rocket Scientists

Well, it looks like it's time for another round of "What's the lunch lady doing on vacation?". The only correct answer here would be "not making lunch".

In my last post, I was wondering what mystery meat we would be serving to the dear, sweet high school kids. (GAK!) Sorry, I just choked there a little. I guess I shouldn't try to be sarcastic. Anyway, recap, kids were only getting sandwiches & milk due to food fight the week before school ended. Then, for the last day, the brain surgeons & rocket scientists got together & decided to give them...drum roll please...chopped turkey pieces with MASHED POTATOES & GRAVY! Intelligence runs amok in my school district! (grumble grumble) I was ready to don riot gear & duck & cover. Needless to say, the cafeteria was, for once, being supervised (actually being watched instead of mere presence of teachers & security). Of course, security is an oxymoron here. (I won't go into this.)

I am happy (relieved) to announce that there was NO FOOD FIGHT on the last day of lunch. Amazing? YES!

And when the bell rang for the last lunch to be over, the loud cheering & Hurrahs were heard for miles around (from the kitchen staff). The lunch lady, relieved for all of it to be over, wiped up the last counter AND RAN LIKE HELL!!!!

Babushka Blowin' In the Wind,


Let Freedom Ring!

Oh yeah! One day left. It's the day before MY last day of school! (Cue Alice Cooper) School's Out for Summer! Well, for me anyway. Tomorrow is the last full day of school, the last day for lunch. The kids still have half days the rest of the week. My final day to serve slop, I mean nutricious meals, to the evil spawn, umm, lovely children. (I haven't yet figured out how to cross words out. Someone, anyone?)
So tonight, I will dream of a day, so close, yet it seems so far away. It may well be the longest day of the year for me. With each lunch, the time will appear to slow, even stop, as I watch & wait for that last lunch bell of this school year.
It's possible that there could be a food fight in any or all of the lunch periods. Although, since second lunch had one last week, all we give them is a sandwich or slice of pizza. Dry, no condiments, no sides. And a milk, which is usually the favored choice of weapon to hurl at people or through the air.
I will be off to sleep soon and wake with a positive attitude (for once). Keeping in mind , my patience & sanity intact, that it will be over soon!
I will give you all the sordid details later. Stay tuned!
Waving the Babushka of Victory,

A Bit of Culture & Class

After over a week, I am finally sitting down & writing. I'll probably get distracted as I am very good at that. And, the Tony awards are on. OK, I never watch the Tony's, but Constantine Maroulis is on the show. Do you know Constantine? Oh, American Idol, a few years back, tall, long-ish dark brown, wavy hair, Greek, rock god with a voice that could melt your soul. Ahem...sorry. Not sure which season it was-maybe 4-the season Carrie Underwood won. Anyway, he mentioned on facebook, (yes, he is one of my "friends"...lol), that he would be on the Tony's tonight. So, I'm checking it out. And even though I have never been to a real play or musical, there are a few that I would love to see. "Rock of Ages" is the one that Constantine is in now on Broadway. That would be awesome but a trip to New York is just not in the stars for me at the moment. I've always wanted to see "Cats", but I think that one has been retired. Right now, "Grease" is playing here in Detroit, with Taylor Hicks (another American Idol alum). "Mamma Mia" looks like a fun one to see. I have always liked Abba's music. So, many plays, so little time or money.

It's the same with concerts. There are so many I want or have wanted to see, but the money just isn't in the budget. The last concert I was at was Rockstar Supernova. Now that was a great show. Even though I would have picked someone else for the lead singer, Lukas does have a pretty good wail. Most of the concerts I want to see now are the same people I would've seen 20 years ago if I had the money then. Although I did see Motley Crue, I would see them again & again. I would see all the 80's hair bands, some new bands, some 70's rock & even some country. Keith Urban and Tim McGraw are definitely hotties! I'll tell you, I have no idea what the kick is wearing pants "saggin' ", but give me a nice tight pair of jeans or leather pants and- Ooh Baby-that's the way to wear them! The kids today just don't know what looks good.

So, the Tony awards show is a lot better than I expected. I really enjoy watching the entertainment portions. I love watching dancing & seeing the choreography. That's why I have been trying to catch all the episodes of "So You Think You Can Dance" for a couple of years now. Those dancers are amazing! With all the dance styles they have to learn in so little time, it is such a pleasure to watch. I guess the reason I like that type of show is because I had to take classes when was young. I took a little tap, very little ballet & some Polish dancing. Polish dancing was the most fun! Very lively & quick. In high school, we even danced for our school festival. That was a blast! We only had a couple of weeks to learn & even through all the mistakes & malfunctions, it was cool! I was also a cheerleader for about 4 years. I guess that is why I still have a love for dance even if I would kill myself if I tried any of it now...LOL! Well, maybe a polka here or there at a wedding but that's about the extent of it.

So, there is my cultural post for the week although it isn't even close to what I was planning on writing. See, I do have some class. Ah, a performance from "Hair" is on next so I will see you later!

Dancing with Babushkas,