Thumbs Up

On my way to the barbecue place to get some dinner, I walked patch this melting patch of snow that looks like a ghost giving the thumbs-up. It made me smile.

It’s still cold here this morning, but will be warming up a little this week… back to normal temperatures anyway. This was supposed to be the weekend for the cherry blossoms in D.C. They aren’t really open though. And the return to super cold temperatures wasn’t very good for them. They may not have a very good year this year.

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2 Responses to Thumbs Up

  1. Karla says:

    Oh Brad. I thought that was a snow covered dead rat…

  2. Lauren says:

    Always looking on the bright side…..:)

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Something Old, Something New

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Yay!

The middle school went on a field trip yesterday. We went to the International Spy Museum in D.C. I’ve been there a few times before. It’s a really cool place. I thought we would go down I-95, but the bus driver chose to go down Highway 29. When he got closer to D.C., he took the exit for Highway 200. I was so excited! I’ve never been on Highway 200. It’s a new toll road near D.C. By new, I mean a few years old – but I’ve never been on it.

I thought of an online question I saw just a couple of days ago. The question was: “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” My answer to that question is: yesterday! Woo hoo!

We were only on it for the space of one exit, but still...

We were only on it for the space of one exit, but still…

The spy museum was fun, but the kids went through it quickly, and I was constantly worried that they would accidentally ruin the museum experience for other visitors because they were a large, loud mob. I think they did ok. The most popular attraction was a bar you could hang from to test your James Bond skills.

She eventually got to 27 seconds.

She eventually got to 27 seconds.

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A Full Snow Day

Yesterday began with a late start for school. I went to school as usual so I could get some work done before school started. The snow on my truck had cemented into a solid mass that I had to chip away at. It took thirty minutes. Ugh.

I broke two ice scrapers.  The piece of wood was there if I broke the third scraper.

I broke two ice scrapers. The piece of wood was there if I broke the third scraper.

After I arrived at school, it was announced that school was canceled. There had been a lot of meltage, and a lot of refreezing. It was probably only a late-start kind of day, but I think the decider people for Baltimore County wanted to just give everyone another snow day. I’m glad they did. I got completely caught up at school.

I grade at student desks because my teacher desk has my distracting computer on it.

I grade at student desks because my teacher desk has my distracting computer on it.

After I finished at school, I left for home. I stopped at the mall on the way, thinking it might be fun to walk around. My heart wasn’t in it, so after some lunch at the food court, I continued home. I did actually do a few phone-call type things at home, but mostly I just relaxed. God bless snow days.

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Halfway Snow Day

Today is the Ides of March! Beware!

I promised myself I would do something during my snow day besides sitting on the couch. Then I got up, went to the couch… and sat there for the next few hours. Dang.

Time to do something! I decided I would straighten up my tool bench in the basement. It’s been a mess since I worked on my porch. It was harder than I thought. I had so many new tools, I was constantly making decisions about where they should go. Ugh… Decisions…

I only got halfway done. *hangs head in shame*

BEFORE:

AFTER:

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Finally

We finally got some snow this winter! Yay! It caused us to have a snow day today! Yay!

We’re experiencing a classic nor’easter storm. It’s a mix of rain and snow right now. I was hoping for all snow, but I’ll gladly take the snow day.

Here is the view from my porch at 6:45am:

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