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7 Quick Takes Friday

1. 5 weeks, people! 5 weeks until I can change that darn alarm clock from 5:30 to 6:00!! And then in 6 weeks I can turn the darn thing OFF until July, when Ethan starts his Extended School Year (ESY) program. June will be lovely,so lovely and so full of enough sleep that I’m just bouncing for joy at the thought of it!

2. Last night, I took myself and my…oh, what’s it called when you love the IDEA of going out but would really just rather stay home? Well, whatever that’s called, I took it out for a GNO with a friend to see a mutual friend, Sandi Chadwick, perform at a comedy club. ON A SCHOOL NIGHT. When the alarm goes off at 5:30!! She was fantastic. The improv team up after her was essentially “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”, (which I loved when it was on BBC. The American version is just ok.) and had some extremely funny moments. But I just am too much of a morning person. At 9 I started to get really tired. I stuck it out until 9:30 and then left because, man, I still had almost 30 minutes ahead of driving too.

3. This morning I did something I hardly ever do. After Ethan got on the bus and Catie was getting ready, I fell asleep on the couch. I dozed for over an hour. I have hardly ever gotten a good 8 hours since the kids started school this year because I just am not ready to go to bed at 9:30. Obviously, one can survive quite well on less than the optimum 8 hours of sleep, but I definitely notice a big difference in how tired I am during the day, how much more caffeine I drink, and how ready I am for summer vacation.

4. I had a really funny thought this morning (not funny haha): I was looking at the new Star Trek movie and the lead “baddie”‘s real name is Benedict. Now, in America we don’t use that name because of Benedict Arnold. (sort of like people just aren’t name Judas anymore, or Adolf). He was a traitor and we don’t want his name associated with us. But in England, there isn’t any negative association. Isn’t that funny?

5. Another one of those “my brain is still using space for this?” (I got the first couple of lines and googled the rest. If you are over 40 and took French, you’ll probably remember this!)

Michel? Anne? Vous travaillez?

Eh, non. Nous regardons la television, pourquoi?

Les Duponts arrivent dans une heure.

S’il te plait, Mamam, encore cinq minutes.

Pas de question. Il y a beaucoup a faire.

Mais nous manquons toujours la fin!

Alors, ne discute pas tout le temps!

Bon, Anne prepare le dessert, moi, je gout

6. Aren’t you edified? Extra points if you can still translate it!



2 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday

  1. I know what you mean about the name “Benedict”, it just isn’t done. When I was prego with my 2yo Benedict was our lead boy’s name, because of the Pope. A lot of people were like “oh, that’s nice”. Maybe it’s good that we ended up having a girl, Catherine.

  2. Hey. I saw your comment on Jen F’s blog (isn’t she awesome?!) I was about to right her an eerily similar comment when I saw yours. I thought I have to write this woman! I had quads (lost a quaint early on) then had one more when they were almost 5. One quad has severe autism and one ADD. I decided with no pressure from husband to get tied. Felt a little bad but didn’t want to use B.C. Really wasn’t sure we could afford more. Later wished I hadn’t done it but tall couldn’t afford baby. Anyway. I am 41now and have to be at peace with it. I wish it was an easier part of life. Anyway, good luck to you. BONNIE

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