Friday, October 21, 2011

Crud...Where Did the Week Go?

Pick the best excuse for the week that just disappeared:

1.  A herd of angry, runaway camels stampeded through the week, leaving only its dusty remains.

2.  Someone in a time machine (perhaps HG Wells himself) time-traveled and actually stole the week and took it back to another century.

3.  It's like when you lose that hour with daylight savings time, but with a week.

4.  I am part bear and I hibernated a little early, then woke up when I realized it wasn't even close to winter.

5.  A tiny mouse with a locket borrowed from the late Harry Houdini hypnotized me into thinking that a week had actually passed when in fact it didn't. (Which means that the week didn't really disappear, I simply perceived that it did.)

6.  Stephen Hawking did it.  (I am not sure what he did...but he probably did something since it involves the space-time continuum.)

7.  The Force Was Not With Me.

8.  I fell asleep in a meeting* and woke up centuries later, kind of like Rip Van Winkle, except that I have to re-experience everything like Bill Murray did in Groundhog Day.

9. I fell asleep in a meeting* and woke up centuries later, kind of like rip Van Winkle, except that I have to re-experience everything like Bill Murray did in Groundhog Day.

10. (did you get what I just did there^?)

Okay, seriously, I have no idea what happened.  It seems like I just blinked and it's Friday.  Don't get me wrong.  I love Friday!!  But come on!  I'd like to remember the rest of the days, too!

And, before I forget, I just want to say that my third grade class is loving this book:
love, love, love, love, love
It is written by the wonderful RL LaFevers.  It is just so perfect for my third graders.  They love the interesting vocabulary and everyone just adores Greasle.

Teachers, this is an awesome read-aloud.

Okay...back to find what is left of the week.

Oh, I did get to hear Elana Johnson, Kirsten Hubbard, Jessi Kirby and John Corey Whaley  talk about their books on Thursday night.  I really wished I could have hung out with such coool authors for a while, but alas, the mommy chauffeur service was in high demand.


*this part may or may not have actually happened.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE R.L. LaFevers! So much so that I have been known to confiscate her books from my children so I get first crack.

I, too, had a wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey week. Here's to next week slowing down a bit, yes?

Kristen Pelfrey said...

That looks like a great book. I read out loud to my high school kids, and I think they would like it!

Jess said...

Hands down, I pick number 4. A mouse with a locket? Hypnotizing you? Awesome.

Glad to hear that your class loves Greasle from N. Fludd~ she's one of my favorites too!

Jess said...

Darn it~ clearly I meant number 5. Darn hibernating bear item slowed down my brain.

Unknown said...

Never mind the week. What happened to the month???? I can't believe it's almost November.

Shah Wharton said...

Fabulous way to spend a week loved the pics!

I wanted to share with you that there's a new writing challenge/linky in town. Every weekend I'll share a PROMPT and every Wednesday everyone can link up there (poem or short story 500 max)response at the Storyteller Linky. This weeks prompt is a Picture. Check it out. :)

I also have a spooky book review and the weekend blog hop right now too!

Love to have you on bored, but have a great weekend either way. Shah.X

Kelly Polark said...

I will look into that book for my daughter! Looks cool!
How wonderful you went to an author event! I was hoping they'd come to the Midwest.
Time is flying. I can't believe Halloween is a week away! I hope the force is with you next week!

Ruth Donnelly said...

I agree with you--both about the weird week and about Nathaniel Fludd. R.L. LaFevers is amazing!

Myrna Foster said...

Three made me laugh the most. Thanks for the recommendation!

Anonymous said...

Definately the mouse. So cute! :)

Christie Wright Wild said...

You too?! I'm a no. 3 and 7.

But 8, 9, and 10 were pretty funny, pretty funny.

Joanne R. Fritz said...

Oh, I loved 8 and 9 and yes I got it before I reached 10! Haha. But #5 with the tiny mouse is adorable.

Honestly, every week is like that for me. Wasn't it just August?

Thanks, Shelley. This post made me smile. And thanks for the rec for Nathaniel Fludd.

Sarah said...

I love reasons 2 and 6. I laughed out loud for real :)

Dawn Simon said...

I know I've said this 8,000 times, but I love your posts.

Regarding your week, I think it was Stephen Hawking. said...

Especially like the camel one. Will look out for that book. HAGW.

Lydia Kang said...

" Stephen Hawking did it."


My weeks disappear too. We must have the same camel problem.

Thanks for the congrats! I appreciate it!

Joanna said...

Where did my MONTH go?

#9 Definitely.