Thunder Snow!


First off, we seriously need the moisture this storm is bringing.  However, I hate that Bill has to work.  Just about every school in the Midwest is closed.  It just started to snow about 7 am  and by 7:45 am everything is already covered and it had become very hard to see.  Bill has, normally, about a 40-45 minute drive north to get to work.  The road is not a major highway and one of the last to get plowed.  That’s the one he takes.  Hopefully, there won’t be much traffic this morning.  But, to be really honest, I don’t expect him home tonight.  I don’t see that the roads will be cleared by the time he gets off work, which could be between 11 pm and 3 am (yeah, I know he just left, he has to be in this morning at 9 am).  With that in mind, I made him a huge lunch/dinner:)

Yesterday, I made bread.  The boys ate 1/2 the loaf, which was fine, I make really good bread.  Bill found it when he came home last night, so he ate more of it, lol.  Anyway,  I sliced the rest of that up & buttered it, with real butter, for him to take today.  I also put in  gumbo, an orange, can of mackerel, can of Kipper, can of some Gouda Bisque soup, chicken breast & pepper jack sandwich, Pastrami & Swiss sandwich, 2 packets of oatmeal, 1 bag of popcorn, an orange and a peanut butter chocolate bar.  Oh NO, I just realized I didn’t get him anything to drink!  Well, it is a grocery warehouse, surely they have drinks.  I also made him take an emergency blanket, gloves, mask and his heavy boots.   I guess now I just have to wait.  I won’t panic until 9 am.  This is one of those rare times, when I actually think I should have a cell phone.  If  we lose power, and they are predicting we will,  I lose my phones too.  We have VOIP,  Vonage specifically and I normally love it because I can call  my brother in Germany whenever I want and talk for hours for free.  Worse case today, I guess, I could wander next door.  I am so lucky to have a good friend that lives next door & she has a cell phone:)  Maybe if we lose power, we can get together and see what kind of feast we can come up with that doesn’t need cooked!  I have veggies:)

Now television reception is spotty.  We don’t have cable or satellite, I think it’s a waste of money.  No one should watch that much tv.  Read a book.  Do something constructive.  So, we have whatever stations that come in through the antenna.  We do have Netflix, which I love.  So I am not completely anti-entertainment.

On to other news.  This Diet is Terrible!!!!!!  I am hungry and cranky and I want chocolate!   Today, I was supposed to go see my doctor.  Unless, I take the sled to his office, I don’t think I’ll be seeing him today.  I could get there, just not back up the hill lol.  But, as miserable as I am, I suppose it will be worth it if it fixes everything.  One the plus side, I am losing weight really quickly.  So, now nothing fits.  Which I guess is sort of okay, since I did gain weight the first time I quit smoking.  But, I don’t think I should lose anymore.  I like the jeans I have.  Still not smoking, no nicotine at all.  Wow, I just realized it’s been almost 2 months now!

Okay, I am done rambling 🙂  If you are out & about today in this mess, be safe!

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Rock Star Teacher


I was scrolling through my Facebook this morning and catching up on all the fun stuff that was posted last night.  I came across a picture with an ad that was supposed to say 100% Angus Burgers, it did not.  It said 100% Anus Burgers.  I won’t mention the well-known company that posted this billboard, since they aren’t paying me, but you shouldn’t have trouble figuring it out.

Anyway, I shared it and commented ‘Why education is important’.  Which of course, got me to thinking.  There could be many reason why it was misspelled.  But, one of the many things I learned in school, was to always check your work.  I can’t imagine that teachers have changed so much, that they just don’t care anymore.  My kids are in school.  The teachers do care.  Maybe they are overwhelmed, by having to do to many things that are not teaching.  Crowded classrooms, little pay and not much respect certainly don’t seem to me, to be the best way to treat the people, who will ultimately, shape the future of this world.  We pay athletes, millions of dollars to play a game and actors get an outrageous amount to pretend.  Most teachers have 2nd jobs.  Doesn’t sound right, does it?  If our society pays people based on ability, why don’t teachers make money like celebrities?  I was lucky growing up to have several, outstanding teachers.  A few of which, I did not like at the time, because they were tough.  But, I learned what I was supposed to.  I know teachers now, that could be Rock Stars.  Their students love them and learn from them.  I think that should warrant a million dollar contract.  I can think of many, many ways we can get more money into the education system.  Trust me, they won’t involve the kids, doing fundraisers every other month, just so they can get a piece of playground equipment.  

I’ll save that rant on where the money should come from, for another day.  I’m off to finish my coffee and get my grocery lists done. Glad to see we all survived 2012 DA-14.

Looks like the scientists were right after all:)