Posted on January 6th, 2013
Yesterday was a day. Nothing went right. It was emotionally exhausting.
But today, apparently, I decided to make up for lost time. I woke up relatively early for Sunday. Went grocery shopping. (There were firefighters! Nothing is cuter than firefighters grocery shopping!)
I decided to run a PBEM or by post, or something game, based on a book I wrote a gazillion years ago, where gazillion=15. I discovered the book is freely available on a pirate site, which should bother me a lot, except I haven’t gotten any royalties since about 2000 or 2001, despite several inquiries on my part. I created a Facebook group for this new game. It’s not publicized here, but if you want to know, email.
I wrote a post for Regency Errata, which I am happy to publicize. (Want to know about Regency Era periodicals? Sure you do.)
Talked to an old friend on the phone about life and kids and PBEM.
Talked to M about the long, unpleasant day he has ahead of him Monday. Wished I could do part of it for him. Actually, I wish I could just go and do all of his Monday for him. He needs a break.
Got an email from Pea’s teacher, consulted with an expert friend, and wrote a carefully crafted and expert-vetted response email, to which I’m now waiting for a response. I’ve resolved to learn everything there is to know about education law in Oregon, because I may need it. (This does not make me happy, but I suppose if I need to branch out, professionally, this is one way.)
I am hoping school does not become a battleground. I realize there is no one perfect fit for a kid, unless you’re really, really lucky. I just would like Pea to have teachers who get her, and who don’t weigh her against extroverts a year older than she, and then find her wanting.