Good morning, my darlings! Jim’s home! And has been for two whole days! Seriously, how sad is that? Getting excited because your husband is actually home for three days. Granted, he is leaving again tomorrow but will be back for the weekend. Two whole weekends in a row with him home. However will I manage?
How many people actually have off tomorrow in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? I haven’t worked for a company that actually closed on MLK Day in a decade or more, and even the kids have school tomorrow. Is it one of those holidays that is beginning to lose meaning, or at least importance? Or is it just the school district’s desire to end the school year as early as possible? Does it diminish the importance of the day in any way by having school or staying open? These are random thoughts as I make sure the kids finish their homework and pack their lunches for tomorrow.
Speaking of tomorrow, do you remember when everyone was wondering whether this winter was going to be as mild as last year’s, especially in light of the extremely hot summer we had? We can now definitely state that we are having an honest-to-goodness winter this year. Proof? We’ve never lost the snow that fell before Christmas, and tomorrow’s high is supposed to be a whopping 9 degrees. Lows are predicted to hover around zero. It has been a long time since I’ve had to experience temperatures like that. Of course, this happens during the week when I actually HAVE to go outside and can’t stay huddled under a blanket all day. I guess I’ll be pulling off the layered look this week.
The rest of this week was mundane. School, work, exercise, ballet, tap, jazz, Connor had a field trip, yada, yada, yada. I’m not complaining though. Sometimes, those relatively quiet weeks are perfect.
Reviewed this week:
- Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
- Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman
- Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
Time to go enjoy one last day as a whole family before he flies out again, and we start a whole new work week. I hope everyone has a relaxing and warm Sunday. Happy reading!
I know. And it doesn't look like it is going to let up at all this week. Winter is making us her bitches this year.
That is so cool. I wish more communities were that involved. Talk about celebrating the day as it was meant to be celebrated. I hope you had fun today!
Apparently, they did talk about him in my daughter's 3rd grade class. The middle school did nothing of the sort, which is what I figured would happen.
We won't see 75-degree weather for months. I'll take 27 degrees though. After today's high of 1 degree, it will feel warm!
Correction: The schools here where I live do close for MLK Day. They're not as much the racist rednecks I thought they were :).
The cold is crazy right now. Brrr. 14 below, feels like 30 below with the windchill. Ack!
Glad he is home … enjoy!
And my son's school does have off for MLK Day AND our township sent home a letter where there were 12 service projects you could sign up to do on MLK Day (A Day of Service … Not A Day Off). I thought that was fantastic! We're signed up to clean up a local park tomorrow … hope it gets a bit warmer though!!
Well, on the positive side, maybe schools will use tomorrow to talk to kids about MLK and his legacy of peaceful advocacy for civil rights and respect for human dignity.
It's 75 degrees today and just gorgeous so I cannot complain. It was 27 last week!
Amen. I dislike these arctic temperatures – my whole body dries out instantly and I just feel horrible. I am taking refuge in the fact that this will surely help keep the bug population down this summer.
It is rather disappointing, isn't it? I know you can always teach the importance of man and his beliefs, and that most students (or workers) care why they get a day off, so it really shouldn't matter, but it does sadden me a bit to see MLK becoming less important as time passes.
Sure. I just see this as becoming less of a major holiday in pretty much all facets of business/school.
Actually, most of our snow melted yesterday. We still have large piles from the snow plows and ground cover in the backyard though, so he could still play outside. Now, it just needs to warm up from arctic to merely wintery.
I can relate to your weather – it was 6 degrees here when I got up this morning! So cold, and very dry – my skin hates it. Here's to warmer temps!
In answer to your questions, sadly yes to all three. Here, I don't think the school districts take off the day (I joke because we don't have that many African-Americans in our community, but sadly, I think partially that's true) and my own work doesn't have a day off (in our director's defense, she only has so many holidays to work with, but there's always a reason, isn't there?).
The districts that have school on MKL Day do so with the thought the MLK would not want children to be absent from school. The schools that are in session have programs related to Dr. King and his beliefs.
We have the cold but STILL no snow. We really will have to come visit you soon so Daniel can actually build a snowman and such
Enjoy your time sweetie.
Wow. Yah that's cold.