***Snow Day! After a tough start to the week, it's been nice to have a little lightheartedness. I do not enjoy "playing outside" in the snow, but Kendall does and, since I know that this time next year she won't be here to beg me to go outside, I went along with her. Here's our snowman:
***My best friend Molly lost her youngest son Ryan in 2008. Christmas is still tough for her. Although Kendall will be graduating before I know it, I will never disrespect Molly's loss by acting like my last kid going to college is a tragedy. She never had a chance to adjust slowly to her empty nest--It was thrust upon her the fall of Ryan's senior year. I'm praying for those of you with heavy hearts this year.
***As a parent, I really appreciate the way my school district has handled the Sandy Hook tragedy; elementary and middle school teachers were asked not to bring it up but to address individual student questions/concerns privately and or refer them to school counselors. I think that respects parents' rights to control how much their kids know about it and how the information is shared.
***Artie gave me some chocolates and hard candy for Christmas. I'd never tasted Sees Chocolates before; now I feel like I've been spoiled!
***I made my Homemade Hot Chocolate as Christmas gifts for my Difference Makers, as usual. Since they love it, it took the sting out of having to cancel our Ding Dong Decorate and Ditch outing (due to the storm).
***This is the 125-year-old church in which Mr.4444 and I enjoyed Tinytown High School's band and choir concert last Saturday. Isn't it gorgeous?
***This is the best picture I ever accidentally shot with my mediocre cell phone camera.
I like it.
***I wrote a post this week that means a lot to me; if you haven't read Finding Light in Darkness, I'd appreciate your checking it out. Thanks.
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