You guys have no idea what a daunting task it is for me to come here and post something positive at o dark thirty in the morning. I feel like but I want to start the thread like . Yesterday, I wrote a whole negatively slanted post, rewrote it in order to reframe my mood and hopefully my day. Then I tromped off to work to have a day. I'm a realist; I expect more of the same today. HMBgal, I hope baby Hannah keeps on a cookin'. I like the idea of having ocean week at the end of school. We are deep in standardized testing mode, and I think that makes everyone even more nuts than usual. I think the whole structure of the school day needs to be reworked to give the kids more outside time. Copa, will you please come to my house and clean? I hate cleaning, and it shows. I find upsetting things when I clean. I'm off to face the music. It will be loud.