I am super excited that Friday is finally here! It's suppose to be almost 35 degrees tomorrow and I am loving it! In Minnesota, this is fantastic weather. I am also going to be going Ice Golfing tomorrow. I am meeting some friends in the morning, eating some yummy breakfast food and heading to the pond...to ice golf...or maybe just be a spectator! Here are 5 random things about this week. You can join in and add your link here.... Doodlebugsteaching...Linky Party.
1. I am so excited for the 100th day of school on Monday. I have been preparing all week for it. We are going to make these fun crowns. Each strip will have 10 different things on them. (10 stickers, 10 initials, 10 check marks, etc.) Altogether there will be 100 things on the crown.
2. Watching my 9 year old sleep is a favorite thing that I like to do each morning. He is always so peaceful. He is reminding me daily that they will not be young forever. I cherish each moment.
3. My 9 year old loves to read. He just finished Harry Potter Book 5. Being the book is huge and he finishes them so quickly, the teacher in me wonders if he comprehends them. I asked him several questions and he got frustrated with me because I didn't understand what he was saying or who he was talking about. He finally told me to read the books myself.
4. I LOVE snow! We are expected to get a lot of snow...not as much as the East Coast, but up to 9 inches. I am secretly hoping the path shifts a little and we get the 15 inches that people just to the north of us will be getting. I want my kiddos to experience their first school closing and see our school on the news. We haven't had a school cancellation in years. Even 2 years ago, when we got almost 2 feet of snow...we still had to go in. It always snowed on a Friday or Saturday night and the plows had it cleaned up by Monday. Our only potential school closing that fell on a Sunday....happened over President's Day weekend, so we didn't have school on Monday anyway.
5. This week was a rough one for me. 5 years ago on February 7th, 2008, I had gone out to buy a pair of pajamas for Pajama Day at school the next day. On the way home I noticed a car driving oddly behind me. I pulled over to the side of the road and a man passed me (going almost 90 miles an hour in a 50 mile zone). As he passed me, he slid and went over a median in the middle of the road. He hit another man's car (Mark) head on and killed him. I went to Mark's car and held his hand and tried to talk to him to see if he was alive. He was not. The man who hit him was drunk...3 times the legal limit. After all was said and done, I contacted his mom and told her who I was and that I was there with him...and that he didn't suffer. Every year she called me and I called her. We exchanged Christmas cards. I tried to call her yesterday to let her know I was thinking of her. Her number was disconnected. I cried. I think of them all the time. I think of his son, Brandon who is the same age as my oldest son. They were in the same grade when it happened. I can't imagine a little child losing a parent. So many weird things have happened since then. I found out the accident happened by a student's house that I had 2 years ago in my class. I also learned that the 911 dispatcher that took my call (all the calls coming in) is a friend of mine that I met last year, through another friend. We have run 5k's together. It's such a small world. This incident has taught me to really hug my kids and tell them I love them every night and every day before I leave my house. It could be any of us that has something tragic happen to us. Mark's family will forever be in my heart.
Have a great weekend!