Friday, August 20, 2010


            “So…what do you want to do this afternoon?”
            “I don’t know. What do you want to do?”
            “I don’t know.”
            The silence drags on uncomfortably.
            “I chose yesterday,” I offer smugly.
            “What did we do yesterday? Oh, yeah, we went to see that movie.”
            “I liked it.”
            “It was a chick flick.”
            “Uh huh. That means you have to decide what we’re going to do today.”
            “How about we go walk around the zoo?”
            “That’s a great idea. Except that it’s 101 degrees F in the shade.” I muttered that last part under my breath.
            “It’s really hot though.”
            “Uh huh.” I earn some major wife points for not saying, “Ya think?”
            “We could…oh, I don’t know.”
            I decide it is only fair for me to suggest some options. “You want to go with me to shop for shoes? We need to go to the grocery store, too.”
            “Oh boy, could we?”
            I recognize sarcasm when I hear it. “Well then pick something that you do want to do.”
            He flops down onto the sofa and closes his eyes. “I’ll think about it.”
            “You do that. I’ll harvest my crops on Farmville until you decide.”
            He snorts, and opens one eye to look at me.
            “That’s what you wanted to do anyway.”
            The man knows me too well.
            “Well, you’re just going to take a nap.”
            “Not a nap. I’m just resting my eyes.”
            “Fine. When you get up, we’ll go to the grocery store.”
            “Can’t wait.”
            “Did you want to do something else?”
            The response is a light snore.
            I smile.  I’m going to have time to level up in both Mafia Wars and Farmville today. Weekends rock!

The photo above shows the newest baby at Zoo Atlanta. Seeing her is definitely high on my list of things to do. Visit the Zoo Atlanta website to enter the contest to name the baby giraffe. You'll have to hurry - submissions close on Wednesday, August 25th.        zooatlanta.org/babygiraffe

For more information about Zoo Atlanta, please visit their website:    http://www.zooatlanta.org/home
This site is a great resource for teachers!

So what are you going to do this weekend?                


  1. I am going to read your blog this weekend and start my own. And the chiropractor will be the main character and the hero. :-)

  2. I'm sure we need a chiropractor blog. I would certainly read it! lol

  3. Sounds like something my family would talk about, only about food. "What do you want to eat?" "I don't know, you choose." "No you."