Wednesday, February 20, 2008

And They're Off

In my part of New York the schools have a week off from school we call February recess. It started back in the 1970's during the energy crisis as a way to conserve. Close the schools for a week and you don't need to use the lights and you can keep the heat on just enough to keep the pipes from freezing. There is a movement today to get rid of this practice. I hope it fails. Some school districts have tried it but have since gone back to the week off. Yes, I know we just had time off at Christmas but believe me, the kids and adults still need this. I like it just because everyone seems to be sick at this time of the year. The week gives you time to recover and for the germs to die off from every surface in the school. That being said, our son and his best friend left for Lakeland, Florida yesterday to stay with my parents for a week. On a side note, the father of the man that killed the college students in Illinois lives in my parent's retirement community. I'm sure they'll have fun, my parents will spoil them. There are two pools there and the boys are looking forward to driving my dad's golf cart around and playing shuffleboard. Woo Hoo! Nothing like high school seniors vacationing in a retirement community! My parents are taking them to Universal in Orlando, a museum in Tampa, to Parkdale Farms for huge strawberry shortcake and to the beach. Before we left for the airport they squeezed in a few last minutes of video game playing. Cody has to be in on all the action with his toy. Please ignore the dusty TV, we're doing some drywalling and I'm waiting till it's finished before I do a final dust.

I'm a nervous flier and I'm not even going.

I'm nervous for them because they aren't a bit!


Sandi said...

I wanna go visit your parents! :) Sounds like fun to me.

Hope you have a great week off.