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Dirty Plays and the Tooth Fairy

Monday Well, this day did not go as planned.  I wonder how many days of my life I can put under that category?  Probably a lot.  I was supposed to take the kids to school, go down to Knoxville and get our financials for the city done at the CPA’s (which I did) and then spend rest of the day at City Hall getting ready for tomorrow night’s meeting.  Well, it started to snow while I was in Knoxville.  And snow.  And snow.  I got home, was going to eat some lunch and head over to City Hall when I happened to glance at my phone and saw that school was dismissing at 1 pm and could elementary parents please be there by 12:45.  Yikes.  It was a nightmare getting there and back.  There were quite a few times that I experienced white out conditions while driving and I was praying the entire way.  My wipers kept freezing up.  I was just thankful that I was driving my red van today because it’s my not-nice vehicle and if I was going to get in a crash, I’d rather wreck that one.  But I’d really pre…
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Monday It is finally…over.  Two of the hardest, back to back terms I have ever experienced. 
A’s in every single class.
Even my grammar class!  I couldn’t believe it!  Although, I kind of suspect the professor was giving them out for effort.  I thought I was going to be good to get out of that one with a C!  But the last test was graded today and I had a 97% final grade.  Wooh…time for a break.  I get 3 weeks now.  Then I start again.  Two literature classes this time – something called “Dramatic Literature” (whatever that is – maybe plays?) and World Literature.  My favorite professor, the one who told me that she was quite certain I could make it in college based on my email to her telling her I didn’t think I could do this when I about fainted looking at my first syllabus is teaching one of them.  And then I’ll have her again for another class that starts in March.
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