Spring in 4 Weeks


February 23rd, 2008

Spring is in four weeks. Last week it below zero with even colder wind chills. Today, I was running errands with just a sweatshirt for warmth. No winter coat, no hat, no mittens, no scarf. The sun was shinning, the snow was melting and it actually felt good to be outside. Spring is coming.*

*but it is Minnesota so by Monday it could be -30 outside.

Snow Day?


December 6th, 2007

Today we closed school at 12:00 because of the looming “snow storm”. Tuesday we had a lot of snow towards the end of the day and the buses dropped the kids off at home pretty late. (One bus didn’t even get to school until 4:00.) Anyway, I guess the bus drivers didn’t want to risk driving in the snow and listening to parent complaints today so they canceled the second half of the day. Funny thing – I think it only snowed for about 30 minutes today.

Oh well. I got to go out for lunch with friends, and go to Christmas shopping with Lexi so I’m totally on board with pretend snow days.

Hail Storms, Graduation Parties and Ceasar Millan


June 2nd, 2007

This weekend has been busy. Friday was the first of 4 graduation parties. All of the parties are for seniors from our church so we’ve been hanging out with the same group of people all weekend. Lexi has been enjoying the festivities because she gets to wander around, cute it up with people, climb stairs, look at the cat and eat cake. We’ve been enjoying the parties because we get great food (so far there has been a pig roast, vietnamese food, and indian food and it’s rumored that tomorrow’s party will have chipotle.) Lexi’s entertained by everyone else which means we can sit and have full conversations with our friends.
There have also been thunderstorms and hail storms. You can always tell when graduation party season starts because it usually coinsides with summer storms.
Today I also stood in line from 11:45 – 2:15 to get a book autographed by Ceasar Millan (he’s the Dog Whisperer guy from the National Geographic Channel). There were a zillion people there – the line doubled back on itself about 5 times. Everyone had about 10-15 seconds to get an autograph and picture (I forgot my camera so all I got was a crappy pic on my cell phone) but I was amazed at the number of people who brought their out of control dogs probably hoping that Ceasar would be able to fix them in that 15 seconds. It was fun to see him and shake his hand. Oh and if you were wondering, yes, he is as short as he looks on t.v.

An Update on the Updates


March 2nd, 2007

No school today. Snow day part 2.

I Love Being a Teacher


February 5th, 2007

Reason #68 – Snow days.

It’s not really a snow day, but because of the cold they couldn’t get our busses started. When I got to school they told me it was a 2 hour delayed start. Whoo-hoo, two hours of prep time. 5 minutes later we were told school was cancelled for the day. I stayed for about an hour cleaning up my room and sorting a few things out and then headed home. Now I’m just watching t.v., working on some lesson plans, and hanging out with Lexi. Not a bad way to start a week.

It Got Cold


September 19th, 2006

It got cold. Not the kind of cold that comes after it has been 90 degrees out for three weeks and then is suddenly 75 degrees and “cold.” It’s the kind of cold that is grey and cloudy and makes you want to wear a huge sweatshirt, wrap a quilt around yourself and stay in bed.

The funny thing is, in March, when it is 45 degrees out, I will probably be really excited about how warm the weather is.

Melting In Minnesota


July 28th, 2006

Apparently it is so hot in Minnesota right now that we are making national news. My sister lives in Indiana and told me that she heard about the heat wave here and it was refered to as “melting in Minnesota.”

If April Showers Bring May Flowers…


April 30th, 2006

…then tomorrow, my backyard better be blinding-ly bright with things in bloom.

It has been raining for 3 straight days and it’s getting pretty depressing. I like thunderstorms and I like a good rainshower every now and then, but three days and 2 nights of constant rain, grey, and cold is a bit too much for me to handle.

So Cool, You’re Hot. So Hot, You’re Cool (but not really)


July 16th, 2005

I was driving home today and there was this kid walking down Snelling. He was wearing an orange hoodie with the hood up and pants that were the same orange material as the hoodie. Plus he had on big black high-top sneakers. Okay, not a big deal to see someone dressed like that, except for the fact that it is 95 degrees out today and something like 75% humidity.


May 1st, 2005

It’s snowing.