It’s just one of those miscellany type mornings. I’ve got thoughts churning in my head, but they’re not quite yet ready to make it to a blog post. Soon. Thank goodness for my miscellany day — plus it gives you a glimpse into my sarcastic and silly self. 🙂
1) I woke up today at 5:19 am due to the time change. I actually love the daylight savings time switch because I wake up earlier and thus feel more productive. It’s all a mindset, right?
2) I still have to figure out whether I fall back or spring forward — you’d think I deciphered the time change by now. Nope. Thank goodness for all those little rhymes and tricks. I’d be lost without them.
3) See this pic? Right now, us Minnesotans are living on borrowed time. Once November rolls around you cannot predict whether it hits almost 70 degrees or you get 15 inches of snow. That’s why the meteorologists are payed the big bucks up here.
4) Most times the weather forecast is wrong (despite being paid the big bucks). I still watch it. I’m kind of a weather junkie. Even Caleb, my five year old, loves to check the radar with me. He’s such a great kid. 🙂
5) If there’s a huge snowstorm it becomes the local stations top story. Seriously. Sometimes we can have snowstorms each week. They’ll put reporters on bridges over the interstate throughout the metro area, and another by a snowplow, and another in the weather backyard, and another riding with a sheriff. Snow is big news here. I feel worse for the reporters when they put them in all those places when the temp is 35 below zero. By the time the camera gets to them they can hardly talk because they’re so cold.
6) Even though we homeschool I grant my kids snowdays. Do you remember, if you lived where there was snow, the excitement of finding out school was closed? Homeschool kids deserve that as well. We are a snowday friendly homeschool family.
7) My kids are still sleeping.
8) Never mind. I hear Elijah upstairs talking about how he’s awake and needs food. Still, for the kids to sleep past 6 am on the fall back time switch (see I got it right) is impressive.
9) Brennan went with me when I voted last week. As we were leaving the polling place he stated, “if it’s a choice to vote, then why doesn’t everyone vote?” He’s pretty wise.
10) Then I got Brennan some cocoa from Caribou. He is trained. Well.
Have a great Monday. I’ve got a crazy busy day — like usual. Remember to keep your eyes on Jesus even through dishes, diaper changes, laundry, car rides, cooking, reading, cleaning, more dishes, more laundry, more reading, more diaper changes, more car rides, and more. 🙂
I stopped over from Carissa@lcl to read your misc. Monday ;^) You have such a fun blog. Love that our blog names are so similar!
Happy to be following this morning. Someday, I may even ask you a couple questions about homeschooling…something we’ve talked about over here.
Whew! Long comment!
Snow days — yes, I remember sitting by the radio just waiting to hear the announcer say our school had cancelled for the day. Ah, the joy of living up north. 🙂
Yes, this homeschooling family does take snow days too – but with moving to Texas…. we’ll have to take Excessive Heat Days? I don’t know!
Btw, my baby loves the teething bling — thanks again! 🙂
Miscellany Mondays are great…so random and yet so fun 🙂 Love that you guys are a ‘snow day’ home schooling family. I am sure your kids are loving it too 🙂
i say the fall back riddle in my head constantly and i still get confused. i do like this change better than the spring one. snow days were the best!!! when i lived in lake tahoe, ca, the height of the snow excitement was staying home from school even though we’d have to make it up at the end of the year. what a wise brennan boy… it’s such a git we have; to vote so freely. mmm, i bet caribou cocoa is superb. and seriously, weather peeps have the best job – can always be wrong and it’s okay. hugs to your beautiful family!
Hey Rachel, this’s be an email, but I can’t seem to find yours. I was wondering about doing caroling for ROCK. What do you think? (Either comment on my blog, or reply be email if you have mine)
Love the random thoughts. I used to have to really think about the time change issues until my daughter was born on a time change. The nurse came in a moved the clock ahead an hour (spring). I remember thinking later that if she would been born a day earlier she would have been born at 4 a.m. instead of 5. Silly, I know. But, when ever confused, I remember the clock when I was in labor.
Ah…snow days! The best!!! My daughter’s best friend down the street is homeschooled, so when it’s a snow day my daughter MAKES their mom give them a snow day (with my daughter around, no one’s going to get any work done anyway, lol!)
LOVE the “I voted” sticker…and the caribou hot cocoa!!!
We’re early dinner eaters so eating dinner while it’s dark is always the strangest feeling immediately after the time change!
You are so inspiring each and every time I read your posts. Of course, its inspiring enough that you are the mother to 7!
Blessings to you and your beautiful family! Hugs!
I wish sometimes I lived in a place where there was snow. I guess I could drive to the mountains, but it’s finding the time. Would be neat if it were in my backyard. Your Brennan is a wise boy! Happy Monday!
Know that I’m still here praying for your family!
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I love that you give your kids snowdays! You’re right, the excitement that is in those days is too great to let it go!
I feel bad for kids who don’t have snow and consequently snow days. They’re still my favorite (although last winter was trying my patience as we were reaching our quota a little too early)