Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hyper Day

Three day weekend--YES!  I was really hyper at work today.  I think I might be high on Airborn.  Many of the teachers at my work have been sick this week (not to mention Clint and the kids), so when I came to work on Monday with a little bit of a sniffle, Ms. Tilli sent Airborn and a bottle of water to my classroom.  I didn't ask for any, but she's like the mama hen of our family of teachers, taking care of everyone.  I had never tried Airborn before (I'm not much in the way of medicines; I prefer to let my body's immune system do its own kick-ass job), but since it is made from herbs and plant extracts, I decided to give it a try.  On Tuesday, Tilli sent more Airborn my way, and by yesterday, I had bought my own.  I've ingested this stuff for four days now, and I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but I am still not even remotely sick.  Whatever I "started" to come down with never fully materialized.  So I think I might forever be a fan of Airborn, even if it was probably just some psychological placebo.  At any rate, I woke up this morning feeling ridiculously hyper.  I watched the news for the first half hour, but it was so mellow that I finally turned it off and cranked on some music.  I did the typical dancing in front of the mirror while curling my hair...and I may or may not have used my curling iron as a microphone.

At work, I invented a crazy spelling game that involved a big circle, a mush pot, and taking your friends down with you if you get caught.  It had some very jacked up, unfair rules that I was making up along the way, and was hysterically fun.  The kids and I were laughing so hard all the way until the bell rang.  After work, I came home, ate a Californian Omelet, and watched Three Men and a Baby on Netflix with the kids (I love getting to relive all of the cheesy flicks from the '80s).  After the movie, Clint and I worked out, and now my stomach is sore.

I am really looking forward to this weekend.  I have a heap of persuasive essays to grade, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to shove those aside in lieu of enjoying the spring-like weather we are supposed to have this weekend.  On Saturday we are going hiking with Matt and Alana to the Hot Springs.  It's a 6-mile hike up (12 miles round trip), so it will pretty much be an all day thing.  The area we are hiking to is gorgeous (some sites actually rate it number one as far as hot springs in California), so really the only downfall is that visitors there have a tendency to not wear clothes.  Yep, that's right.  They're naked.  Apparently the water's almost perfect temperature (averaging 105 degrees F.) is much more enjoyable when you're al' natural.  I figure though since I'm going with Bible study friends and all, maybe I ought to keep my clothes on.  ;-)