We are continuing to be blessed with some amazing weather. So those of you who think it always rains in Seattle should really come for a visit and enjoy the beautiful sunshine and blue skies.
Or actually don’t, because you won’t want to leave.
Speaking of leaving… So yesterday we get a call from the school alerting us to an ‘unplanned calendar change’ creating an extra day off for the kids – but of course pushing the last day of school out one day, since that ‘unplanned’ day off in the next couple of weeks needs to be made up.
Apparently those that are they took a vote last week to do a one-day walk-out… so now it’s being touted as an ‘unplanned calendar’ change – planned for June. Doesn’t that seem like an oxymoron to you? Planning an unplanned change and planning to push the last day of school a day?
It’s for a good cause though, our school district is among more than 30 teacher associations across Washington that have either held or have voted to hold one-day strikes to rally for funding from the state Legislature.
Though the hubby, who’s a professor in secondary education, thought that it would make more impact, as it were, if they didn’t treat the ‘walk out’ day like an ‘unplanned snow day’ as they’ve described it to be, hence the extra day at the end of the year as a make-up day. Shouldn’t they just call it a day and not make it up to drive the point home to Legislature?
Speaking of walking…or something… I’ve joined one of my favorite radio personalities, Ellen Tailor from The Wolf for in her DietBet challenge. DietBet is a game where you put money on the line saying that you’ll lose 4% of your weight in 4 weeks. You submit pictures with code words to prove your beginning and ending weights. After four weeks, anyone who has hit their 4% goal is a winner and splits the total pot money.
Well, you know. Money in the pot. Not actual mary jane dinero. Ahem.
Here’s a visual for what it is:
It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Chat!
This week’s prompt or question is:
“The last photo you took with a cell phone, or a camera: Write a story about the picture in 10 sentences or less.”
That’s an easy one. Here’s the last photo taken on my camera:
My grandfather clock is 7-1/2 feet tall. Ever since I added a cabinet to the right to organize our video games, he’s used it as a launching pad to get up on top just to hang out and watch everything going on (and avoid the dogs) from a very high perch.
He’ll also leap up to the higher point, the old hanging china hutch we re-purposed as our video storage above our TV, but he’s obviously not being very helpful as I see that there’s a cobweb I need to deal with. He could at least make good use of his time up there, don’t you think?
I think I’m going to have some fun (at his expense) with the series of shots I took of him hanging out up there – tune in tomorrow for some Blackspot thought bubbles.
Happy Birthday, Leslie! Hope all your wishes come true today.
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.
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Keeping the random alive (barely) – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends: