Teacher Professor

February 5, 2011

Piranha Bites

Filed under: Home Things — Teacher Professor @ 11:40 am

Did you know that when a piranha bites you, it only bites once?  One piranha bite does not kill, and from what I’ve heard, it doesn’t even really hurt much, other than a gash.  But a swarm of them attacking can turn a full-grown cow into an instant skeleton.  It’s not the size of one; it’s the volume of many that leads to collapse.  This week- no major crisis.  But a whole heck of a lot of piranha bites.

Saturday: Car blows up

Sunday: We owe money in taxes.

Monday: Cat gets an infection; has to go to vet for small surgery

Tuesday: Buy a new car we hadn’t budgeted for

Wednesday: Elizabeth develops tendonitis in her heel and is on crutches

Thursday: Hot water heater dies

Friday: Missed my book deadline.

It may be south Georgia with no snow, but the stress- it’s a’piling up pretty high around here.  No “crisis” that can’t be dealt with, but lots of dealing with this week.

Ray is on edge, and I’m about to follow him over it when he goes over it.  I feel the nips of the piranha…

5 Comments »

  1. […] that cars and cats notwithstanding, there are other roads and other issues that are not just small piranha bites, but great big Great White Shark […]

    Pingback by Medication Meditation « Professor Mother Blog — February 5, 2011 @ 3:34 pm | Reply

  2. I’ve a few nips on me, too. Hope the feast on your family has ended. Frankly, I feel like we’ve been feeding the Amazon via a long swim, upstream. Thanks for this analogy. Helps me put stuff in perspective.

    Comment by Barbara — February 8, 2011 @ 8:53 am | Reply

  3. […] was coming off of an injury to her heel, and she alternated between running and walking.  And Ray… Ray was our little marathoner.  […]

    Pingback by Running Your Own Race « Professor Mother Blog — February 21, 2011 @ 8:00 pm | Reply

  4. […] was coming off of an injury to her heel, and she alternated between running and walking.  And Ray… Ray was our little marathoner.  […]

    Pingback by Running Your Own Race « Professor Mother Blog — February 23, 2011 @ 5:29 pm | Reply

  5. […] “big deal”- just a lot of Pirahna Bites.  There have been better times in my life.  There have also been a lot of worse […]

    Pingback by Oprah Made Me Do It « Professor Mother Blog — May 25, 2011 @ 4:44 pm | Reply


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