Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The sun reflecting on snow is so lovely. I don't know if these photos above capture it, but those of you who live in the North know what I mean. Such a gift from God during long winters. But it's almost March and it could be only weeks before the crocuses start to peak out from the ground, even if bravely through the snow. In the meantime we have the sparkling diamonds of sun on the snow....when we have a sunny day, that is, which this year has been pretty often.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
So I took the girls in only to find that in spite of there only being a few inches of snow, it was REALLY slippery. The highway was a mess. As I drove down the fairly narrow two lane road I take to the elementary school, I could feel the back of my car repeatedly drift slightly to the right. Then we passed a car that had slid across oncoming traffic and ended up in the ditch on the opposite side of the road. I was actually a little scared.
I realized I had to go back home and as the snow was pelting down and wind blowing it all over, I was still going to have to take my son back out on the roads to his school. I called him when I was at a red light and asked how he would feel about not going to school today. It was fine with him. So I called the school, told them I realized these judgements were hard for them to make but that I had decided it was not safe to be on the roads and I was keeping my son home.
I've had kids in school for twelve years or so and I've never done that before. I think it was the right move.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
What do you make of Michelle Obama's comment that for the first time in her adult life she feels proud of the United States. What?!?
Monday, February 18, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
This was the video clip I originally wanted to post. I hope it's working. For those of you haven't read my blog long, this is my oldest son dancing on the Notre Dame ballroom dance team.
Now it looks like all three of my recent posted video clips are not working. I can't play them, anyway. Can anyone else?
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
OK. The book is A Treasury of Children's Literature.
P. 123 is a picture so I will use p. 122. It is the story of Snow White. The three sentences after the fifth sentence are: "When her work was done, the wicked queen disguised herself as an old farm woman and set out once more for the cottage of the seven dwarves. When she arrived at the cottage, Snow White said to her firmly, 'You had best be on your way, my good woman. the seven dwarves have forbidden me to let anyone in.'" (They should also have told her not to open the window. )
I don't know who has already done this, but for those who have not, or want to do it again, I tag:
Jim at A Catholic Teen's Thoughts
Esther at A Catholic Mom in Hawaii
Ruthann at Jabberwocky
Deb at Ukok's Place