Sunday, October 4, 2009

new shoes...

So cute right? AND I get to wear them with an equally pretty almost-retro, subtly satiny, chocolate brown, shirt dress with a slightly full skirt. Nearly Mad Men material. Pictures next weekend. And thanks to Helen for asking me to be her MAID OF HONOR....AND Amy for helping me shop via internet and cell phone pictures. I can't make any consumer decisions regarding what I wear without you...


There are moments (like right now) when I am sitting, sipping my coffee, early in the morning and trying my darndest to wrap my head around the details of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and IDEA and how they are different (Thank God for Charts) and I think to myself: Why can't I open up my tender little brain and carefully pull out all of those lyrics to songs from the 80's that I don't really need. Let's face it, Belinda Carlisle after the GoGos, sooo not necessary and Don Henley? Don't need 'em. "Boys of summer" is a fun song but really I will survive if it comes on the radio and I don't know all the lyrics and Matty might just enjoy the quiet. I would replace all the space that Simply Red and Corey Hart and...(okay I will keep Duran Duran and Depeche Mode and Prince and OMD), I would replace it with stuff I want to remember now. What The Hell happened to my brain anyway?

This weekend I got very little done homework-wise. But, I did go out with two g-friends and I bought a pair of cute shoes that I honestly needed for a wedding. I might've worn my clogs if I wasn't actually IN the wedding...AND later today we have the choice of going to a garlic festival or apple picking. And really soon I am going to go back to reading. My saving grace in the reading department (which I am failing in right now) Is that I have jury duty tomorrow and I have heard that I will probably have some time to read then?

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Love those shoes! Fun! I know how you feel about the whole information stored in the brain thing, I discuss this OFTEN with my students. We do a really fun unit on the brain called "learning about learning" anyway, sounds like you are having a packed weekend, can't wait to hear about either the garlic festival or apple picking, both sound awesome!
by the way I am pro-inclusion as well, (even if it is sometimes a lot more work for the teacher ) unfortunately because it is usually done with a teachers aide, and the classroom teacher (obviously) if either of those adults don't do a very good job then I think the student doesn't really benefit....I have seen it done really well and very horribly. It is especially hard at the junior high age because they are so self-conscious and image concerned already!

Kelita said...

Thanks for the comment. I love hearing about what practicing teachers think about this stuff. I mostly believe in inclusion I just still don't know if it always works. But I sort of feel like we need to just make it work... ya know? It seems that it may be the only way to get kids on the same exact page, curriculum-wise and it just seems the most democratic thing. But do we have enough resources to make it work everywhere? I don't know...

Jen said...

OMG, Simply Red! What a blast from the past. Holdin' back the yeeeaarrrs....

Jen

P.S.- CUTE shoes!

Kelita said...

Holdin back the years
Holdin back the tears
Thinking of the shmeny that pashdf so long
When somebody hears...
nskdfh is wrong... gone...

I've wasted all my f(t)ears

wasted all my t(y)ears...


I'lll keep holdin on....

I'll keep holdin on....
HOLdin HOldin Holdin Hooaaaaaaaaaa

lalal al ya say... ooohhhhh Yeahhh...

Good stuff eh Jen?

Clan Connelly said...

Kelly, don't ever stop singing Boys of Summer! Also, I love your rendition of Holdin Back the Years. I've had that exact same thought about memories, but usually I'd choose embarrassing moments over music.
I was looking at those exact same shoes today. Lucky I couldn't pick them up til later. :) OMG How cute would matching shoes be?

Kelita said...

Matching shoes would be adorable!!!!!
How is that wedding dress coming along???


Maybe we should have an eighties music sing along?

How about during your wedding!!!!

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