Allow me to rewind and reiterate: "I hate to ruin your childhood, but Santa Claus isn't real."
What the HUH? Santa Claus isn't real? (What kind of a teacher would lie to her students like that?)
Yea, that lie will bring your childhood to a screeching halt in a heartbeat. Not to mention your adulthood. Thanks teach. Now come 'ere so I can poke your eyes out.
(I haven't said that for a while, that felt good.)
Other things that can ruin your adulthood: Waving someone on at a stop sign--to go before you-- and having them shake their head back and forth like this, "NO! UH UH! It's YOUR turn not MINE. And I'm not going out of turn because I wait my turn. That's what I do. And I do NOT neeeeed anyone to do anything nice for me. I'm fine. I'm good. I'm self reliant--and sometimes I'm self righteous too--so GO GO GO, you dummy. Who do you think you are anyway, trying to let me go in front of you. Who died and made you king of anything."
As I passed her she was still shaking her head like this, "And don't try to smile at me at Walmart either."
This is not an isolated incident. This happens to me several times a week. And if I ever try to let someone go in front of me at the check out line, or if I ever offer someone something to eat, it's usually the same answer.
"No, I'm good."
Their lips say, "I'm good." But their eyes say, "And you're weird."
Am I a weirdie?
(That was a rhetorical question, btw, so DON'T answer.)
Okay, so my twins don't believe in Santa anymore, but they do believe in yarn. They have a firm testimony of the many uses of yarn--knitting, finger knitting, looming. Again I blame the 6th grade teachers.
Twin #2 recently finished his first hat for the homeless. And his second.
Would you like a looksee?
And the second?
It didn't fit anyone else so I gave it to Lulu. Along with the lei he finger knitted for the whole world.
Seriously, the whole world could wear this lei.
But Lulu wears it so well I think I'll just let her keep it.
You know what? I could go on and on and on tonight. I could just keep on writing and writing and writing. My whole heart, mind and soul are full to the brim with things I need to say that I can't even contain. I have things I need to say on my Dummies are People Too blog. Fer real things. And I have MANY things I need to say on my Magic Quilt blog. MANY, MANY things!
I don't even know where to start.
I guess I will just start by saying that as I come to the end of this two month race to win the Good Mood Blogger gig I want to give you all a HUGE hug.
Thankyouthankyouthankyou for all of your support and kindness.
It's been the best of times and the worst of times. I've never doubted myself so much in my life. Or believed in myself so much. Always when I got down someone would lift me back up--like the time I went to the BYU vs. BYU-H basketball game at the Marriott Center. I walked down to greet the Hawaii crowd and all I heard was a chorus of "I'm voting for you every day! I'm voting for you everyday."
One filipino boy ran up to me and told me his sister sent an email to everyone in the Philippines and now the whole country is voting for me.
The Philippines represent!
This morning I got a message from one of my old students, Bobby. It read:
Yo gangta!!! I vote for you every day from a remote mountain in Afghanistan... Hope you will win.
Afghanistan represents too!!!
(BTW, he calls me Yo home girl too. But never during class, pinky promise.)
I could tell you a hundred more stories of kindness and support that make me feel like Wayne and Garth on Wayne's World.
I'm NOT WORTHY!
But thank you anyway.
And you know what? I still have a bunch of things to give-away that I haven't even given away. Maybe I'll dump it all on you at once. Tomorrow.
It's a date. Let's finish strong, huh? Go HARD or go HOME, huh? huh? huh?
Init 2 winit!
Only TWO more dayz to vote DEB-e for SAM-e