Monday, November 25, 2013

The Week Ahead.

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Happy Monday! Short week! If you ask any teacher about Thanksgiving break, they'll tell you it's one week too late. We lost our students a week ago. But each one of those teachers will also tell you that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas break will go super quickly. Only three weeks for us!

Fiona's been quite the star lately on the blog. I took some snapshots of her for her family Christmas cards and let me tell you, 18-month-olds are a tricky age to capture accurately. Mom, Dad and Tori were NOT as funny as the dog running by in the yard. Tuff won all the smiles from Fiona. But how about those pigtails!? And toddlers reading books always kills mes.

I saw Gary Lezak's winter weather forecast last week, and he predicted 22 inches. Gary is the best meteorologist ever - this isn't open for debate - and I'm both delighted and a little worried. Snow day make-ups are already on the schedule and just push my end date back further into June. But I LOVE SNOW DAYS. My house is cozy on snow days, and I love not leaving the house unexpectedly in the middle of the week. Maybe we'll have a white Christmas!

Here's a piece of real talk for you: I hate to take the trash to the front curb. I don't mind putting it in the trash can in the back. I will faithfully put recycling in the garage one cardboard box at a time. But I HATE to drag the trash cans to the curb. It makes me extremely fussy. I put it off for weeks until all the recycling bins are full and the trash can is almost too heavy to move (thankfully racoons never break into my trash bin). I made myself do it last week so it wouldn't get in the way around Thanksgiving, but man did I groan and whine while I did it.

Kip thinks this is hilariously illogical. I willingly vacuum my house all the time. This takes four times as long as taking out the trash. Baking five dozen cookies is no big deal to me, even with all the dishes. But the five minutes I have to spend taking out the trash are easily the worst minutes of my life. And then I still have to drag the trash cans back to their places after work. So rude. And yes, illogical.

9 comments:

  1. Cute baby. Does your trash can have wheels? I think that might help.

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    1. Your baby IS cute. And a toddler.
      The trash cans ALL have wheels. Still hate it.

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    2. A toddler? Say it ain't so.

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  2. I act like such a martyr whenever I do the trash. Like it was a REALLY BIG DEAL that I helped. Why is it so terrible?

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  3. My opinion only: Moving heavy, completely loaded trash cans is much more work than moving lightly loaded ones each week or every other week. You do have to push them through the grass and leaves from the back to the front, but Belle has a nice yard to watch the squirrels, so there are trade-offs.

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  4. Wait, what do you mean 22 inches of snow?! When are we supposed to get this snow?!

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    1. Kip says that's not even that much over the winter. It seems like it to me! Probably won't happen till you get back.

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