When I drove to work this morning, the Cat tractor was sitting in front of this house from yesterday. When I got off work, the house had been bull dozed. You can see the piles of wood in the driveway. I'm afraid the house behind it will have the same thing done to it. You can see the blue tarp on the roof. It is the picture from Friday.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
We have been watching the squirrels in our area bury their "treasure" in our yard and surrounding lawns. Today, this little guy was on top of the garage eating a snack. Actually, he looks like he has been eating more than he has been hiding!
Just before Thanksgiving, our school invites all of the grandparents to school to enjoy lunch with their grandchild. I took their picture in the library with the book they "adopt" for $5. We put a sticker in the cover of the book with the grandparents name and the students name. The children get to check the book out first.
As a result of the storm, our power was off until about 6 p.m., Sunday night. I didn't have to go to work today because our school district didn't have any power until about 3 p.m. Coco thought it was a good day to play and so we did!
Today was a very sad day in Central Illinois. We received this Emergency Alert on our iphones. We had just left home to run some errands. It rained and the wind blew a lot! End result was an F-2 tornado two blocks from our house and an F-4 in Washington, IL. The next few weeks and months are going to be a rebuilding time in our area.
I went to Pumpkin Glass in Morton. Jim had given me a gift card for my birthday. Well, it cost him a "few" more dollars, as I found more than what my gift card was worth. I must go back there soon. There are a few make and take classes that would be fun to do!
I have been making Christmas cards off and on for several months. Tonight, I finally counted how many I have ready to go and figured out that I needed to make a few more. I had punched these stockings last year and had them assembled, so I made some stocking cards.
Today is Nate's 32nd birthday! It is hard for me to believe it has been 32 years since I held him for the first time. We went to Jonah's Seafood House for dinner tonight. He got the salmon and really enjoyed it. Happy Birthday, Nate!
Cindy and I pose in front of the "scene" we created for our fall PBIS festival. The children all had their photos taken in the "photo booth" and got to go around the building doing which ever activities they wanted to do. It was a fun day!
Coco graduated from the Intermediate puppy class tonight. He has really become friends with the other dogs. He was and still is afraid of big dogs, but has gotten so much better. He still needs to work on his commands. We probably will do some refresher classes after the holidays. Petsmart allows you to take the classes as many times as you need to.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Today was my 56th birthday. We went to eat lunch at Flat Top Grill. We stopped at Michael's because Jim gave me a gift card. I hadn't look for the distress paints here, but they have all the colors. Guess I know what I will be using my coupons for with my gift card!
Our school had a fundraiser at Culver's tonight from 5-8 p.m. We ate dinner and a percentage of the sales came back to our school to support our positive behavior program. I took pictures of the students with "Scoopie" and of course, I had to get my picture taken with Scoopie, too!
Nate had to have a test done on his gall bladder today. He got to watch the radioactive meds go through his gall bladder on the screen above his head. He has bile reflex. Which means the bile in his gall bladder is back washing into his stomach. He will be taking some meds to see if it helps.