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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sleep? What's that?

3:00, 3:30, 4:45, 2:38 - A.M. Last four work days, this is what time I've awakened and not gone back to sleep. (The 2:38 is today.)
Plus, I already have 23 1/2 hours in this week, and I have 3 days left to work - and I'm not supposed to have overtime!
PLUS there will be a Federal Reviewer in my center today!
PLUS I have a family who is having some serious issues I need to help them deal with - WHILE the reviewer is in my center today!
I don't need this much stress in my life. I want a job that I can leave when I go home at night.
On the UP side, Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday - yea! I'm probably the only person in the world who doesn't mind losing an hour of sleep in order to gain an hour of daylight at the end of the day. I have so much more energy when I get home and the sun is still up. Here's an interesting web sight about Daylight Saving Time
Notice I didn't type "Savings Time". That's because it's not supposed to be "savings". Read all about it at the web site.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

The kiddos

I babysat tonight for a few hours. Those kids kept me in a sweat all evening! :o) Tried to get Easter egg pictures, but Grace was the only one who cooperated, and only for a second. Then I forgot to open my flash! So, the photo is grainy and not as nice as I was hoping. Oh well, I'll try again another day.
The snow is melting and it is "mud city" everywhere. Today I could see where Greg gouged the yard with the Bobcat. Argh. Under the snow, the grass is bright green. This has been great moisture that was badly needed.
Better get to bed. Another busy day tomorrow...

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

ANOTHER snow day - argh!

While I don't mind the time at home, we have to make up every day we miss at Head Start. We have to offer a minimum number of school days to the families, and when we miss one, we make it up. Three days is getting to be a LOT of makeup time! Hopefully today the snowplows will have more luck getting those country roads cleared, local public schools will open, and my staff will be able to come to work tomorrow.
I went to town twice yesterday, forgetting the first time that I had water aerobics class later that afternoon, so I went to town again. It was good to get out of the house. :o)
There is some damage from the heavy snow. Awnings on the stores in town are sagging or broken, and people were on top of roofs scooping the snow off. Greg can't go to work for awhile - the warehouse roof collapsed yesterday and the roof in the office was creaking and popping. Fun.
I'm going to try to be more productive around home today and stay off the computer. No more videos today, I promise! Blogger is apparently posting photos again. This was taken about 6 a.m. yesterday, looking out the back door. (Yeah, I know, you already saw the video.)

Monday, March 20, 2006

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Rest in Peace

My coworker and friend, Kathleen Gierhart, slipped away early yesterday evening. She'd fought a brain tumor since last summer and found out two weeks ago that her battle was lost. I last saw her an hour before she passed and take comfort in knowing she went peacefully.

I knew her for 10 years. Kathy was a friend and caregiver to everyone, always ready with a hug, or funny story, or a homemade goodie of some kind. She took good care of us at Head Start, loving when the kids called her "Kaffy". She so enjoyed renovating whatever home she and Russell were living in, making it a warm and welcoming place to visit. Even so, she never stayed home! They were always gone visiting family or friends on the weekends, having fun and making wonderful memories.

Rest well, my friend. May the loving arms of our Lord wrap around you and keep you in peace until we meet again.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Catch up

I just realized I haven't posted on my blog in over a week, but it's been real busy around here - as usual. But I'm not complaining. Usual is okay.
Springtime is just around the corner - though some would argue it has arrived. Hyacinths are peeking up out of the ground, robins abound, and we had thunder and lightening this morning! Oh, and let's not forget the extended hours of daylight. Even though we "lose" an hour when the time changes in the Spring, I love Daylight Savings Time.
I bought some new lilies and a new clematis yesterday. I'm itching to get out to the backyard. Last Fall we took the Bobcat out there and took out most everything. We left my mom's peonies and my lilies. There is much work to be done to clean up and restart my backyard oasis, but I look forward to it. I haven't had much enthusiasm for working in the backyard since Dad died, so I'm happy to feel such anticipation about it.
Today's photos I took of the flowers in my garden last summer.

Friday, March 03, 2006

It's Friday and we're all glad!

Nothing better on a Friday afternoon than a great underwear sale! :o)