I gave a pint of blood today, and this song came on my iPhone.  The absolute best cover I’ve heard of this song.  Roberta Flack.  A million years ago…fast forward to Leona Lewis.  If you have time, crank up your speakers.  Amazing.

  • Tomorrow is the last day of Summer School.  I’m ready, they’re ready.  We had our book party today, where everyone brings something that represents their novel.  Great stuff by all, but one kid brought his car keys.  He said, “They drive a lot in this novel.”  I looked at him and said, “Dude, do you know what got you into this class?  Crap like that.  Trying to snow the teacher, trying to do the least amount of work and be funny.”  He said, “Yes Ma’am.”  I love that.  He is bringing something else tomorrow.
  • We did oral reports.  They had to persuade the class on any topic.  Legalizing marijuana.  Big big topic and arguments.  One kid said, “If someone is bulimic, you could just give them a joint, and then they’ll eat.”  Oy.  I had to clean up a mess there.
  • Olympics.  Is anyone else as obsessed with them as me?  I love the whole thing:  the pre-matches, the games, the pomp, the athelete’s stories.  I’ve even scheduled my book group to happen BEFORE that week. 
  • My book group.  My turn.  We are reading:For Mona, my dear friend who just had her first treatment in a long, ugly summer of treatments.
  • The brick.  You may remember the story of my father’s brick.  Here it is:It’s finally in.  Long, long story.  5 years in the making.  When it was finally put in, with the right year, our man Ken said, “At this point, it would be easier to change your dad’s transcripts than to get another brick!”  I think it’s hilarious. 
  • My sons and their KEEP OUT signs.  When Gymnote #1 was mad at me the first time, he wrote a sign, and put it on his door.  It was the first time he asserted this particular sentiment: 
  • Last week, Gymnote #2, left me a similar note:  I’m not the best Mom, but I let my kids have their feelings, and sometimes even their privacy.  Heh.
  • The Library is having a book sale.  50 cents a book.  I’m going back tomorrow to stock up for my new class.
  • Ding.  Time to get ready for Bass Lake.  It’s 106 here, and 25 degrees cooler there for next week.

*Lyrics from Jon Bon Jovi; Who Says You Can’t Go Home?*

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7 thoughts on “*There’s only one place left I want to go*

  1. OMG how cute are those signs!! My 4 year old (she can’t spell) always puts up signs with a small stick person and a circle with a slash going through it and then slams the door. Lovely. Can’t wait til she gets older LMAO!

  2. Loved the song, she’s great! Yes, obsessed with the Olympics myself, could watch it all and never get bored, hate they don’t show more of it on the tube. Is it usually that hot? You better be running really early in that kind of heat!

  3. “If someone is bulimic, you could just give them a joint, and then they’ll eat.” Haha, oh wow.

    And I’m jealous of the 50 cent book sale!

  4. Hey Mrs. Vermeulen I saw you at SHS, are you gonna to teach there cuz I heard that you were and that you were gonna teach Eng 2 or something like that.

    Anyways i took a summer class at SHS & today was the last day. SO glad that it’s over. Most of the kids in my class were in-coming FRESHMANS and they were SO annoying, ugh. I’m just glad that i don’t have to deal with them anymore. >:D

    if you are gonna teach at SHS you should also try to coach the track team. I’m gonna join it next year & so far you’re the MOST motivating teacher i’ve had. My last coach just laughed when i finished running and would just tell me to do another mile. How cruel is that?!?!?! lol

  5. Hey Natalie!

    No, I taught Summer School there only. Thanks for the compliments though! It was one long summer school session, huh.

    Take care, and join that track team!!! Remember our 5K?

  6. yea i heard some ppl saying that they had you as their teacher in summer school. when me and the other vertias ppl saw u we were like, “IS THAT MS. VERMEULEN?!?!?!” & started freaking out cuz we thought that u were gonna embarrass us…no offense, lol.

    actually summer school went by WAY too fast but i liked it that way. I will join track but i just hope that next year’s weather won’t be worse >_<

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