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Spring it is NOT

April 9, 2016

It is April 9th and both our girls had soccer games while it was flurrying! Crazy and insane weather! T2 and her team had a 1-1 tie and T1 and her team had a 3-1 win. They played at the same time in two different locations. Their schedules this season are the most overlapped in a long time and the Chief is at sea and my bestie is a single parent now. To top things off, T2 has three Tuesday night games, which is scout night. But my bestie and I WILL make this work. We always have, we always will.

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Spring, Spring!

March 8, 2016

Is it here? I hope so. But then we had a 70 degree day on Leap Day and snow on Thursday night giving us a 2-hour school delay! And now we are expected to reach record highs this week, set back in 2000.

Crook and Heddie "chase" the sun around the yard on Leap Day 2016.

Crook and Heddie “chase” the sun around the yard on Leap Day 2016.

Crazy March weather!

Crazy March weather!

I am looking forward to Spring, even if it means we get crazy busy with soccer and T2’s last year in middle school. She is currently in the process of applying to the same select advances program as T1. More nerve-wracking the second time around than I thought it would have been. She had her final middle school band concert the other night. The Chief had to ship out early due to a schedule change later this year. But he will be home for her awards night and her 8th grade semi-formal.

 

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When Will this Winter End?

March 4, 2014
T2's reaction to ANOTHER snow day...

T2’s reaction to ANOTHER snow day…

We’ve had something like 13 or 14 snow days. And if you made it through my last really long post you know that my girls lost 2+ hours of instruction every day last week to either a bomb threat or a delayed opening.

Here’s the kicker: for the first time since my children have been going to school (pre-K for T1 10 years ago) our county decided that we should start school after Labor Day. We used to get special permission to go against the region’s amusement park laws because when bad weather hits we have rural parts of our county that just don’t get dug out well enough to ensure the safe transport of students. The county made a big deal about not extending our school year much past our end of school date in the second week of June–they got rid of the last week of school being nothing but half days and made them full days of instruction. Not that any instruction really goes on during those last days but still, they count!

If we had gone back to school at our usual date and time in August that would have been 9 of these 13 snow days. We’d still be in the positive. In the past it served us well when other nearby Labor Day counties were having to extend their school days and take away teacher work-days.

And now this. One of the worst and longest winters we’ve had in a while. And I don’t think we’re done. I’ve had as many snow days on my mid-March birthday as I’ve had snow on Thanksgiving (which interestingly is more times than I’ve had white Christmases). And let’s not forget that last winter we had a snow day the 25th of March. I know this because that was the last date the Chief used the local cancellation website on his Kindle when he called up the page a few weeks ago.

I hope the county realizes the errors of its ways and reconsiders the 2014-2015 calendar.

Snow days just aren’t as fun without the Chief. But we did go to IHOP today for National Pancake Day. Glad I rode my exercise bike for 6.2 miles. 🙂

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Thirty Days of Thanks: Week 4

November 30, 2013

Nov. 25 I am thankful for a few days to rest before things get hectic again. Been recharging my batteries so that I can fully enjoy the season and time with family.

Nov. 26 I am thankful for a young man named John. He knows who he is. 😉

Nov. 27 I am thankful that “the sun WILL come out tomorrow.” But I am also thankful for the large fat snowflakes today… what a beautiful sight.

EP: Um – I’m thankful for snowflakes as long as they  DON’T STICK!  😀

Nov. 28 Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I am thankful that when my BIL borrowed the Chief’s truck, he didn’t let his girlfriend drive his car home because we needed it this morning–so cold that the door locks on my car would not keep the door closed. I am thankful we got to the race. I am thankful to RR for walking with my girls while I ran. I don’t know my official time but I’m pretty sure I beat my time (and I’m pretty sure I beat Matt too :p)! And Happy Hanukkah to friends and family that celebrate.

AEV:  Happy thanksgiving, SnipeWife. So proud that you ran!!! Awesome girly! You rock!
CN: great job hun!
LMB: good race!
SnipeWife: I did beat my time, only by 52 seconds but I still beat it.
 1408 19/47 SnipeWife 00:03:32 00:34:18 00:37:50 00:34:18 11:02
If I had been racing in my age group instead of weight class, I would have been 69/117 (67/83 if against men in my age group). And that’s 1408 out of 2198 timed runners (Men, women, and children). I’ll take it.
Sadly, no photos at all this time.
EP: Yay!  Glad things went well!  Hope y’all had a good Thanksgiving.

Nov. 29 I am thankful that T, B, & S joined me for breakfast this morning. It always lifts my spirits to start the season off with you guys (extra bonus to be with S on her birthday!). You ladies are the best. Good food, fun conversation, lively energy, laughs … just what I needed. It’s actually kind of fun to see our daughters being old enough to join us. Hopefully next year R won’t have a school project needing to get done before D gets home to help …

TM: great start to the season!

Nov. 30 Today I am thankful for the gift of life … my own, those I love, those that have gone on, for spiritual life–a debt I can never repay. I know who I am, I know my flaws intimately so this time of reflection, not just one day but a month of thanksgiving, is humbling. I have seen in the years that I’ve done this that I am more grateful year-round … not every day and not in every situation (especially not when illness gets me down–must work on that and stop making people think I’m sickly ALL the time!) but I am and will always be a work in progress. So I end with “God bless us, everyone.”

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