Wow! I've not written in quite a while.
Did you miss me?
Let me catch you all up on my life...
We went to Disney World for Christmas - pictures to follow in a later post. It was a fun trip, albeit a cold trip. We saw Mickey and Minnie and all the other characters. The parades were amazing! The quality of the music and dancing was saw was simply phenomenal. The arts are alive and well in Disney World - it was refreshing.
I'm still fighting city hall trying to get our Performing Arts wing renovated. The school was built in 1963. The only wing not renovated at all since then is: You guessed it! The Performing Arts wing. This is a long and arduous fight, but it needs to be fought. The arts are important - just as important as sports, Math, English, and Science... ahem.. I'll step away from the soap box.
We've been skiing. A wonderful and blessedly injury free day was had by all! Yippee!!
I've had strep. The pills the doc prescribed taste terrible and I'm really glad I only have one left to take. When I take them, I just want to pull my tongue out and scrape the taste off... it's SO nasty! I've also been dealing with a nasty cold on top of the strep. Some silly seventh grader breathed on me when I was subbing a couple of weeks ago. I don't appreciate him sharing almost as much as I don't appreciate his mother sending a sick kid to school...
LLB was accepted to and attended an Honor Band Clinic at Shepherd University in West Virginia. She loved it and wants to go back next year.
LLB was accepted to and will attend an Honor Band Clinic at University of South Carolina this spring. She was one of 4 students selected to attend and the only one who isn't a senior. Yes, she is excited and yes, we are very proud of her accomplishments.
She also has District Band coming up this week. It's all trumpet all the time!
#1 will be receiving a scholarship or two from VMI. One for Chemistry and one for Band. Life is very good! We are hoping he gets enough to cover room and board. He is too, because it turns out he needs a new saxophone. Of course he does... We will be making a trip to Chuck Levin's in DC one of these days.
I've downloaded the list of the things #1 will need to take to VMI. It includes such things as 14 pair of black socks, 6 sets of white sheets - none fitted -- all flat, an alarm clock without a radio, 6 towels and six washcloths - must be white, 6 pair of black nylon knee highs to prevent blisters, 14 pair of WHITE underwear and at least 7 of them must be briefs (Talk about picky! They even control your undies!!)... the list goes on. I found it amusing - he found it "informative and overly exciting".
My favorite thing on the list was that electric razors, cell phones, radios, and iPods are not allowed until after break out - that would be late January or early February... Needless to say, I love structured places!
We've had a bunch of snow days here and I must tell you... I do love having the children at home. They make a mess. They hog the TV and the couch. They sleep until 10. They can and do help shovel the driveway - which is a big plus since the snow blower died the other day! But honestly, I just love hanging with them.
They are back to school today and the house seems rather empty. Not that I'm not enjoying the quiet, mind you. They have their last swim meet of the year tonight. I've got my name tags made, my sharpie, my stapler, and my other things all ready to go.
Rest? Tomorrow... maybe.