Coming Out of Left Field

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Watching Game 1 of the World Series right now ...

... and it's Red Sox 13, Rockies 1. In the sixth.

Life is good.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

A day well spent

A recent and rare day off my day job:

6 a.m. The wife and I get up, shower, get dressed and have breakfast.

7:55 a.m. We pack up lunches and the laptop, get into my wife's car and head to her preschool. The plan is for me to spend a little time meeting the kids in her class before I head off to the library to do some work.

8:00 - 10:15 a.m. Wind up staying for all of choice time, during which I hear the story of Jonah and the whale according to a couple of boys ("A storm's coming, and Jonah's afraid ... then the whale ate Jonah for lunch!") I also play a game where two girls hold up little plastic animals, and I give them names, beginning with Fred but quickly going to silly names like Jehosophat.

10:15 a.m. - noon. Finally go to the library so I can check e-mail and do freelance work.

Noon - 12:30 p.m. Have a quick lunch with the wife.

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Move into one of the empty classrooms and do some work there. Am invited by one of the kids to join them for nap, but tell him there isn't a mat for me.

2:00 p.m. After nap, the same kid pokes his head in and says, "Want to play?"

2:01 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. I play happily with the small group of afternoon kids until they're all picked up.

Final output for the day: a little bit of work and a lot of much-needed fun. Just what the doctor ordered.