Aye, aye, aye, the state tests. I hate them too. So much of the school year is wasted on preparation for the tests. So much my children could be learning rather than going through, over and over again, the requirements for passing the state tests. I think in Texas they have talked about doing away with them. I doubt anything will come of it, but we can hope.
I actually came in here to commiserate with the other laundry-woed folk. I was having a great weekend, and was almost done with all of the laundry for the next week. I went to put away some dish towels and when I opened up the drawer the front plate came off and landed on my big toe. I've never had that happen before. My cabinets are the ones the homebuilder put in, so they're a mix of particle board and heavy wood. I've thought about replacing them but we have so many other projects that need tending to first. OUCH. At first I just thought it made a small cut. It hurt like hell and I said some naughty words and limped for a second. Then the pain really hit me and it was overwhelming. I'm still not sure what happened. I have a deep gash and my whole toe is black and blue. I hopped into the bathroom and had a little cry, which is embarassing for a woman who has given birth naturally to three babies. I cleaned myself up and bandaged it and thanked the lord that it hadn't happened to one of my kids. I would've had to take them in for stitches but an old toe like mine can just heal on its own and have a nice scar. My battle wounds are like a badge of honor now. And I can wear flip-flops to work next week. SO DOWN WITH LAUNDRY!!!