We called early this week to make an appointment to finally file the kids' passports applications (we are going on a cruise in April), and guess when the appointment is for? Yup, Saturday morning, what are the odds that we'll be able to make that? Because in case you didn't know (and if you don't know, you either don't live in New England or under a rock), the storm of the century is headed our way.
Speaking of the storm of the century, the Blizzard of '78 was 35 years ago this week. I was 10 years old at the time and in 5th grade. My enduring memories of the storm are jumping off the roof of our house into a giant snowbank, walking to the grocery store pulling a sled because there were no cars allowed in Massachusetts for about a week and no school from February 7th until after February vacation (and we didn't have to make it up). It has made me feel old though thinking back on it as being 35 years ago!! What makes it worse is that as you know, I work in a school and a lot of the kids have been telling me that their parents were babies or not even born yet. Come to think of it, a lot of the teachers say the same thing:(
Another funny thing about this upcoming storm is that when I went into work Monday morning, I said to the heart and soul of our school, Cathy, that I decided that the Super Bowl marks the point in the winter when I am officially all done. I can deal until then but after that... Well she said that she would like to just get one big snow storm because she loves it. She also said that it wasn't even that she wanted a day off, it could be a nice Friday storm and she would be happy. After seeing the forecast for this storm, I sent her this link and asked her if she had an in or something. We were joking around about it and she said, "Of all the things that I have wished for, this is the one that comes true?"
I am reading another good book, 2 actually. I am on quite the roll. One was How Children Succeed and was about the tools that kids need to succeed in school and life. Very eye-opening and thought provoking. The other I am just starting but I can already tell that it is going to completely pull me in. It is the story of a 10 year old with a facial deformity going to school for the first time. It's called Wonder and so far, it is. I am not far enough in to it to offer any insights really but I will be sure to share some thoughts with you when I am.
How sad is it when you have to do your regular grocery shopping when there is a storm coming? I have to go this afternoon for just regular stuff and I know it is going to be crazy. It's like forgetting and doing your regular shopping the day before Thanksgiving. Not pretty, not pretty at all.
Have to run, wrote this quickly before work so I hope there aren't a million errors. Happy Thursday all!!