Make that 16 days now. More freezing rain and sleet came early this morning, and things are worse than they were yesterday. We have to make up the first five days that are missed (already built into our calendar--just get out earlier if we don't use them). After that a school may use bank time to make up days. Bank time is earned daily for all hours of instruction beyond what the state requires. We have nearly two hours a day more than is required, so we rack up a lot of bank time (doesn't carry over from one school year to another). Our missed days are covered, but we are finding it very hard to deal with keeping on track to be finished at the end of the year because we are used to having that extra time. We are going to be giving the high stakes writing test whenever we go back, and it has been a real struggle to cover all the material and get in practice papers as well as covering literature for the reading test in May. We must cover American lit. from the start to the present time, so we can't wait until the writing is finished to get started with lit. We've missed so much that we really haven't been able to establish any rhythm either. Even the kids are tired of snow and ice. The weather pattern has shown no signs of shifting though, so Thursday may be the start of spring on the calendar, but nature hasn't gotten the word yet. Hope you are getting plenty of calls to work.
Glad you liked the card. I know the calendar says spring is near, but someone needs to get that message to the weather. We had freezing rain, sleet, and some snow and missed our 15th day of second semester. Everyone is tired of this now. I hope you've had a grand day.
Prune-flavored Activia does seem rather Oxymoronic! Yuck! Butte has a very rich Irish heritage and history (Think Mini-Boston). St. Patty's is a GINORMOUS deal here. The green beer is consumed from 8 am on--
Thanks for the wishes and info. I have been eating as much yogurt as I can take (Hate the stuff....shame on me!) I never thought of Activia because I have never had a bad stomach before. We are having some blizzardy conditions today. The uptown parade is supposed to start in about 15 minutes and I pity the crazy folks who WILL be out in it, drinking cold beer! The wind is gusting to 35 mph but we are in between flurries at the moment! Hope you are warm and smiling...I know I am. (It's just SO. DAMN. GOOD. to be back with my good friends like you!!). Much love!
Ohai safrida! So much ground to cover. Copy and Paste. ENGAGE! There's good news and there's bad news. Since people usually ask for the bad news first . . . The Bad Nus! My cold has turned into a flue and I'm out of lemoncello. And the local is out of it too (woe). The Good Nus! I have just started my holiday so can recover at my leisure. And I have bought some Grant's Whiskey to tied me over. Drinking Special Tea as I type (whew). The Bad Nus! Teddy Bear from next door is attempting to invade! Last few nights - including Lucy's visit - Tabini has taken up the gauntlet and it has been LOUD and scarey. This morning Tabini is clearly stiff and sore. Not helping is Fanta, who wont stop "play" fighting. I think Fanta wants to be the Alpha. Clearly he doesn't know the reality of that position. Poor Tabini! The Good Nus! I have adopshuned Katsanova! He is presently ensconced behind the comfiest sofa, playing Hard To Get. Having Inflicted Awwws upon me, it is now my turn to woo him. Boys, eh? A further advantage I see to this adopshun. Fanta is Very Disconcerted by this stranger. If Katsanova and Tabini gang up on Fanta it may score Tabini some recovery time. Meanwhile. I chase TB every time I see him! We will have peace in this house! In a few days I should have some good pics to make a proper Adopshun Notice. ____Umm. Once Cyclone Lucy blew out I noticed a cardboard rocket growing out of my compost heap. Should I be concerned? It was so hot during Lucy that the snow everyone sent has been a great bonus. I have been selling hot water bottles filled with snow for nip money! Here is you cut along with some gentle, clearing breezes and a plastic bag filled with assorted bugs. Also a nice furry purry scarf from Tabini's Battle Hair. It should protecshun you from ebble. *places cardboard box on transporter, fills with goodies, closes, places a large tumbler full of whiskey on top, presses Make It So*
Dear Arentee safrida. Is a new kittee make Nummy goe awws. http://cheezburger.com/8104068352 He eat mai bikkies and pounces on mai. . .MY tail. Nummy will have to teach him moar good before me and Fanta let her keep him. Thank you for teh sno. Sno is good. Hear is a thermouse full of sunbeams. Lub from Tabini.
To Lursa The Mouse Slayer. Thank yew. . .you for your Manifesto. We alreddy haves won. Yours is gud. Hear. . . here is ours. Thank yew for the lubbly snos. Snos is gud. If teh sneezy biped (is dat a monkee?) is to louds gives it su. . .som ant-eye-hiss-at-mean so it will goes away. I have put som in some cicada shell and tyed them to a Hover Cat. Hover Cat has our manifesto for u. From Tabini.
LOL! I got a tiny TV for my birthday one year. My bedtime was 1/2 way through a TV show I was watching, so I left my lights out, plugged in my earphones, and tried to watch the rest of the show. My dad busted me and I lost my TV for a while...
LOL! I can still find stuff to entertain myself. While I'm on vacation, I'll need to pick & choose what to record, as I don't have enough machines to record everything for 10 days. I had 8 p.m. bedtime on school nights until I was in Junior High school. THEN it was 8:30.
Ooops! Steed & Peel! I( was a very young girl when that show was originally on TV here. It was on too late for me to watch until summertime. When it was on again, after I got married, my husband and I used to watch it. it's an odd show, but I find that I still enjoy it. :)