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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Glimpse of My Life Lately!

We had to work two days this week and then we get the rest of the week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. Since we only had to work Monday and Tuesday we had a lot of students and teachers take the extra days and just have the week to travel to out of town to visit their families. My daughter goes to a private school, but they now scheduled the same time off as the public schools. She used to have to go to school on Wednesday and then they would have their school's traditional "feast". I didn't have to work Wednesday so I could always make it, until this year. Well I was too late to get the time off because we had to limit our time because so substitutes were called in. I was able to take my lunch time to see mu daughter and the gathering the school puts on. They go all original Thanksgiving which included shrimp, lobster, goose, duck, turkey, Johnny cakes, dried fruits, Indian pudding etc...



Since I didn't have much time on my lunch break... I took my lobster with me.

Which was so much better anyway, because it was unseasonably hot out, and this was the first year they had horses there, something about eating out next to the horses and it was a lot nicer to wait until I got home...


...and sit out on my lanai, with some hot drawn butter to dip my warmed up in the steamer lobster in, and yes, a glass of wine. Even on the portable paper plate is was the best! The only problem here is...


...the foot warmer under the table waiting for any scraps to drop. (and let me tell you that didn't happen)....


...but I did have to share with this one, who could of eaten all the lobster she wanted at the feast ...ahhh...what's a mother to do?


Back at school last Friday we had a food drive and we did quite well...


...all those boxes of food are ready to be delivered to the food bank. The mascot is all ready to join the students that are running in our annual "Tiger Trot" the school's fund raiser. Each year a project is chosen to where the money will be used. This is a nice way to get all the energy the kids have stored up out! They get a little antsy thinking about the holiday ahead.


Our principal is right out there with them showing her support!


A lot of my little buddies are out there giving their best. It was a nice day, but a little warm later on. They run in groups. Pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade run first. Then 2nd, and 3rd grades, then 4th and 5th grades right before lunch. The nurse took the first group and I got to be out with the 2nd and 3rd graders.

We had to be out there for all those scraped knees, and those who ran too much too fast,
and had to cool off! I think it's funny how kids today don't really know what a "stitch in your side" is, or don't have much experience with sore muscles. We didn't have many scrapes this year, but a lot of over heaters.

After I picked my daughter up from my husbands work on Friday (he picks her up from school and takes her there), we decided to stop out at the beach where they were holding a sand sculpture event that was taking place all weekend.


The sand at Siesta Beach is so white and powder fine it is often voted in the top 10 "best beaches in the country". This year it's #2.
We thought it wouldn't be so crowded at this time. The artists were not finished yet and were gone for the day, but we got a glimpse of some of their works in progress...

...it is just amazing what the can accomplish with the tools and sand they work with...
We didn't go back to see the artists and finished sculptures it was just too busy. There is a large parking lot, but it is such a popular beach to begin with and then to have an event like this...it's just crazy. We could park elsewhere and pay to take a shuttle in, but no, we didn't want to do that.

We did enjoy the rest of the evening walking around, enjoying some amature sand sculptures...at least I can get close to this one.

...again lots of birds and people out tonight.

Now I have the rest of the week to enjoy, and catch up on my blogging (I hope). We are going to my aunt and uncle's house for Thanksgiving and all I have to bring is the pie!
See you all real soon!