Posts Tagged ‘snow’
written 3.23.14 – Maggie picked Environmental Science as her major. I am so excited that she has some idea what she wants to do as a career, it will make scheduling classes in college so much easier. She can always change her mind later if she wants, but it is so awesome that she has a starting point.
written 3.24.14 – William found three jobs in the help wanted section of the paper. Since Maggie now has a major we started looking for scholarships for her. We found some scholarships that are due this week. Beth has picked a major. Cad cam which is drawing for manufacturing.
Beth has submitted some poetry to a magazine today. I was surprised, since I didn’t know that she wrote poetry. She wrote it, and found magazines to submit it to and submitted it without my help. Good for her, she is becoming independent.
written 3.25.14 – We are taking one of Beth’s friends home from study table today. William is going to apply tonight to the three jobs he found in the paper. Maggie is at school studying until ten. It is snowing. Not a lot of snow but enough that there is no mistake that it is snowing. It has been such a snowy winter, with the roads closed and schools closed so much that I am still almost frightened when it snows.
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written 3.11.14 – We start over today. William has references for job applications and Maggie’s schedule is fixed!!! I love starting over. Sometimes we try to keep things on track and they just go wrong, or sometimes we are trying to accomplish something and we finally get it to work, either way, it is good to be at a place where we can start over.
written 3.13.14 – I e-mailed the councilor at Maggie’s school today to have him send me an e-mail when all of her classes are corrected in the computer. I want it in writing that everything is done and she now has the correct classes.
written 3.17.14 – By the end of the day we had about eight inches of snow, the wind was also blowing so there were a lot of drifts. When we got home I couldn’t get the car into the drive and had to shovel it first. Yesterday had been beautiful…over ten degrees, little wind and no snow. This next Friday it may be forty deg. The weather changes so quickly here.
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written 1/14/14 – Maggie got all of her classes scheduled today. She is happy with her schedule. I am so relieved that she is done. At the last parent meeting they said that we should get a copy of all of their syllabuses. Then we could know when papers are due and when tests are. Then if we see that a big test is coming up and our kids are not studying, we can ask our kids about the upcoming test. It is not to follow their every assignment, just to make sure that they don’t fall off of any cliffs.
Beth has finals starting tomorrow. She has been studying. She loves seeing all of her friends at school and is happy to be back.
A lot of the snow has melted. This last weekend we could see most of the streets. There are still piles of snow in parking lots. They are so big and cold that it takes a while to thaw them.
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When the kids were little we were in the car a lot. We went on a lot of adventures on the weekends and a few trips to see relatives in the summers. The kids needed to all sit in the back seat because they weren’t tall enough or weighed enough for it to be safe for them to sit up front. All three kids always wanted the window seat, no one wanted to sit in the middle and have the bump by their feet. We started by having them sit in order, William by the passenger window, Maggie in the middle and Beth on the drivers side. Our first trip was short so they rode there in this order. On the way home William moved to the middle, Maggie went to the driver’s side and Beth went from the drivers window to the passenger window. On longer trips I tried to divide the trip into thirds each got the same amount of time in the middle. The biggest problem that we had was remembering where we left off. This did cut down on a lot of fights and bad feelings in the car.
Today we are going to get Maggie’s art supplies for her art class. We printed off some of her syllabuses last night because she has new classes. Beth will probably spend the day doing math. It snowed at least two inches late last week. There was enough snow that everything is white again, but not enough that we needed to shovel to get into the driveway. We do need to shovel the sidewalk. We need to do all of our weekend jobs today.
written 1/13/14 – It has been a lot warmer. It was above freezing and rainy over the weekend. The kids fort is starting to melt. When it was snowy we had made a path to out gas meter. Now it is melting down to the grass.
We need to darn some of Beth’s sox. I don’t know if we need the darning ball…I am not sure if that is the name of it…or if we can darn them without it. I haven’t tried to darn soxs since junior high and I wasn’t successfull. The mending has to be flat so that it doesn’t feel strange to walk on the repair. Beth loves her sox, they are fun designs and she doesn’t like to get rid of them so we need to try to repair them.
Maggie has built the cats a house. It started out as one room, but the larger cat couldn’t turn around in it, so she added a side room. It also has a sun roof. I am not sure why she added the second side room with the empty peanut butter jar on it. It may be because she can take the peanut butter jar off…it isn’t taped on…and she can play with the cats through it.
written 1/9/14 – Our town was opened on Wednesday after all of the snow and cold weather. We had about a foot of snow and it was about -14 deg. It is now safe to drive on the streets but the kids school was still closed. They will go back tomorrow. I think that the temperature will be about 24 deg. tomorrow.
I went back to the store today and most of the carts were being used. Everyone is trying to restock their kitchens from being at home for four days.
It has been so cold lately that I have stopped taking pictures. It is easy to take them when it is nice out. All that I have left is Art Museum pictures, so today I took a few. I need to get back into practice.
written 1/8/14 – I have made more of a commitment to my cell phone. I am relatively new to cell phones, having mine for less than a year. This last month I got our family phone book and entered all of the numbers and addresses into my phone. I have my kids write all of their phones numbers and information into notebooks now and then…they have had phones longer than me. Then if their phone completely dies they have all of the numbers. I need to do this too. There are numbers in my phone that aren’t in the address book.
I tried to add a picture to one of my contacts in my phone. Before kids I could have done this alone, now with kids, I did try, but my daughter ended up cropping the picture and adding it for me. I do think that I can do the next one.
I had some free time and deleted all of the old messages on my phone. The wrong numbers are now gone. Next is the pictures. All of the ones that have been transferred to my blog need deleted.
We have another day off. The snow has stopped but the temperature is -13 deg before the wind chill and there is ice on the roads. Everything is down because of the ice. At this temperature, the salt won’t melt the ice.
Beth is doing math today. Maggie is cleaning her room and William is on the computer.
We added a picture to my blog. I thought that it would go in the top with the title, but it didn’t.
Here is a picture in our front yard with the sign in it. If it snows again it will be buried. We should bring it in so that no one falls on it and gets hurt.
Here is the girls fort.
written 1/7/14 – We had a day off yesterday. We had planned on playing board games, but never got to it. We were going to go out and shovel, but the neighbors did our drive and our sidewalk with their snow blower. That was so nice of them. In the morning it was ten degrees, by dinner time it was -10 deg. We weren’t expecting any more snow, but they said that it was going to get really cold last night.
We got at least two inches of snow Sunday night. The girls fort had a new covering of snow. The windows on the basement are covered with snow. It is darker, sort of creepy in the basement to not have the shadows in the normal places.
written 1/4/14 – We have been getting ready for the coming storm today. The storm may come in tomorrow. We should get about two inches of snow tonight and the temperature overnight should be about 27 deg. Tomorrow we may get six to twelve inches of snow and the arctic cold should come in. I have heard that this should be the coldest that it has been in the last twenty years.
We went to the big superstore, Meijer, today and there were no carts, the store was very full. Later we went to the grocery store. They had so many customers that they had set up an extra temporary check out line. They must have had an extra cash register because they set it up at the end of the line of the other registers. They had a table by the register for the customers to put their groceries on. An employee was going up to people in the self-check out lane and directing the customers with one, two or three items to this new line. They had a sign up calling it the “Express express” lane. The stores were busy in our town at Christmas, but they were even busier tonight. Everyone is taking this incoming storm very seriously.