Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Random Intercession

AKA Why I haven't been blogging over the break like I thought I would be....

Hawaii public school teachers were on break last week. We go back to work today. As if I wasn't working all week without the kids.

The hours add up like this: 15 spent doing pacing guides from last quarter that I was supposed to do last quarter....

20 hours planning and prepping the first 3 weeks of next quarter for the 3 different classes I teach....

5 more hours writing the pacing guides for those 3 weeks and 3 classes...

10 hours grading so I can hand out 1st quarter final grades today.

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My son thought I should get back in the water. We used to be surf buds back in the day. As in the days when he was 9-14 years old and needed a ride, plus would go out to spots where an old bag felt comfortable.

So he took me out to a spot I have never been. Where he encouraged me to jump off a cliff into deep ocean and wait for the push of the wave off the cliff to "go left." And chided me for hanging out not by the cliff.

Here, check the spot out...



OK. It wasn't this big the day he took me out, but let's just say I only caught one wave, lied and told him I caught three. But the one wave was fun, but a bit too scary with the cliffs just to the side. I guess I am getting old.

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I managed to get out to breakfast once, lunch once, and sunset drinks.... yes, once. Come on back on Thursday and I'll feature one of these spots. I am still challenged by the no camera thing, but my birthday is next month and I am pretty sure I am getting another little snap and shoot digital wonder.

For more Randoms, head on over to The Unmom's...

23 comments:

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I can't see your picture but just jumping off a cliff sounds scary enough!!

Kristan said...

Ooo, can't wait for you to get a camera and take some pics! Although if it was between a camera and some real rest, I couldn't blame you for choosing the rest... Sounds like you go non-stop!

Brian Miller said...

nice. hope you get the hook up on your birthday...good job riding the waves, one or otherwise...smiles.

Jan said...

Jumping off a cliff sounds like...fun?

Hmmm, I think I'll give that one a pass.

Mama Badger said...

Call me old, but I'd have watched from the side lines. You are a brave Mom.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I hope get a camera. Surfing with your son, sounds like great fun and memories. Sorry you didn't get more time off to relax.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Random, intermittent or not, it's just good to hear from you, Pseudo. :-)

kyooty said...

picture? I think I missed something

creative kerfuffle said...

i couldn't see the pic either but it would have freaked me out anyway! you're brave!

creative kerfuffle said...

i couldn't see the pic either but it would have freaked me out anyway! you're brave!

creative kerfuffle said...

i couldn't see the pic either but it would have freaked me out anyway! you're brave!

creative kerfuffle said...

i couldn't see the pic either but it would have freaked me out anyway! you're brave!

Captain Dumbass said...

Jumping off the cliff would have sounded fun when I was your son's age. Not so much now.Wish I could see that pic.

lisleman said...

sure would like to see the cliff diving.

So let me understand this - you throw your board off the cliff and then jump in after it? And then how do you get back out? - Oh wait that's when the rock climbing part starts.

Joanie M said...

Surfing so close to those rocks looks scary!

We saw some surfer when we were at the beach a few weeks ago. Tropical Storm Nicole left some nasty riptides, so no one was swimming, but the surfers were in their glory!

secret agent woman said...

I don't mind being up high, but no jumping for me!

only a movie said...

Ack. Jumping off cliffs?

I'm glad you had some fun during break. Can't wait to see the photos (do you know what camera you want?)... xo

ds said...

Couldn't see the picture, but in my imagination that cliff is HUGE! You are one brave lady & one great mama to go out & surf again.

Hope you get the camera of your dreams...

tulpen said...

Couldn't see pic or video or whatever it was... will check back tomorrow.

You better get something good for your birthday. A plane ticket to a certain East Coast destination would kick ass no??

starrlife said...

Brave one aren't you? Well, at least you caught up in a relaxing setting with out a classroom of kids watching your every move!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

You really jumped off a cliff? WOW, Pseudo! You're my hero!

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Kaylen said...

wow, you win big mom bonus points for jumping off a cliff!!!
I think I would be terrified, but it seems like something everybody does when they visit Hawaii, so if I was in Hawaii...I guess I might consider it.