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Friday, December 19, 2008

Gift Bags

Tonight I made up 8 gift bags for the kids to bring to school tomorrow. Each bag contains a jar of homemade jam. Strawberry, Blueberry or Bluebarb (Blueberry Rhubarb). (I'm going to be so sad to see those cute little jars go.)

Now I don't know why I bothered to do this tonight. (Ahem, it is last minute as usual.) Friday is the last day of school before winter break, however we are supposed to be getting the mother of all blizzards tonight. Television stations already were announcing school closings even before the snow started falling. Apparently the weathermen are freakin everyone out.

So now that I've gone ahead and got the bags ready, I'm sure tomorrow will be a snow day.

I don't know about you, but I'm not 'prepared' to have my kids home an 'extra' day. Heck, I'm not even 'prepared' to have them home the whole school break.

My son was planning on going to the movies after they got out of school early Friday and have his buddies come over to play video games afterward. Now that he's seen the weather report on television he wants to move up everything up. He even called one of his buddies in an effort to get him to get it arranged with his parents. He doesn't understand that if there isn't school, it's for a REASON. It's because the roads aren't clear and it's unsafe to drive. If it isn't safe to take the bus to school, why is it safe to have me schlep you and your buddies to the movies?


Morning update:
My daughter's school bus company called and said the 4 other children on her bus called off today and they were predicting a minimum of a 2 1/2 hour bus ride to school, who knows about the ride home, what did I want to do. Hmmmmm, ah she's staying home, thank you. Tuesday night's storm had her ride home take 3 hours and 45 minutes. So I called the school and called her off.

My son's school website shows they are still open. I can't tell you how THRILLED he is. And I promised to drive him this morning. I'm even more thrilled. His goal this year is perfect attendance, and so far he has no absences, so he doesn't want to blow that, so I'm not getting the vigorous argument I normally would.


I am Harriet said...

Yep- they actually canceled school down here and yep, the mall was packed. Go figure :)

Lisa C. said...

Well... I LOVE home made jam... lol.. I can take those bags off your hands, gladly.. :)

Sorry to hear about so many snow related complaints... I'm originally from New England, and miss the winters terribly... (I know that will all change with the first shoveling... lol)

BTW a little love for you at my site.. :)

Lola said...

I am Harriet,

And just exactly how do you come by this information, that everyone was at the mall? :D

Lisa C.,

My daughter is guarding those bags with her life. She promised her teachers. You know the minute she told me she promised I knew something was going to happen that she didn't get to bring them.

I kind of feel for all those people in Las Vegas and Palm Springs. To not experience snow and then to get a snow storm like that must be really odd. I mean, it's not like their Home Depot carries snow shovels, right? I mean, why would they? It doesn't 'normally' snow there.

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