Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Snow here today, two hour delay


Snowed about 4 inches overnight, and this morning we had a two-hour delay for school. It doesn't look that bad to me, we're Minnesotans after all!, but I hear the rural roads are nasty. There's more on the way, so the weatherman says.

Good thing I don't work on Tuesdays. I was able to make the kids a nice hot breakfast of their choosing - which was chocolate chip waffles. Which means I basically fed my kids a giant chocolate chip cookie with syrup as the most important meal.

PS - we have decided NOT to send out Christmas cards this year. Another penny-pinching measure. Is that practical or Grinch-y? Discuss.

14 comments:

Beth said...

From a teacher..thanks for the sugar breakfast lol...just kidding! We got zippo overnight..well maybe an inch!

themom said...

I am no longer mailing Christmas cards. Economically, I feel it is a wise move. I know we are only talking about a few dollars in postage, but that is $$ I can spend elsewhere. I barely hve enough money to even buy presents. Everyone may just get a hug and a kiss (and a slap on the butt.)

Mnmom said...

mom - sounds like a plan!
Beth - you're welcome!

DCup said...

Breakfast sounds yummy. I saw your status on facebook and wondered what they ended up with!

We didn't do cards last year and we're only doing a couple this year to the people who are getting the kids' school pix. Maybe 5. That's it.

kirelimel said...

I also elected to banish Christmas cards from my necessary list. I never had time to do them up right-and the photo cards cost too much. All in all, it's a nice tradition but life just moves to fast. I may send out Valentines instead. Maybe it should be a summer solstice card instead- then we could all be tan in the photo!

Shan said...

I think it's totally practical, even though we are doing it as usual. I love love love Xmas cards (giving AND receiving), and I do splurge on the snapfish photo cards. I can't help myself.

Yummy waffles!

p.s. I am finally feeling better! went to the dr. yesterday but no infection. the girls are still suffering but improving too.

Mommy said...

MNMom - I think you are in the norm with the no card thing.

By this time last year I had a dozen, this year one.

I don't think there is any reason anyone HAS to send out a Christmas card...I hadn't for YEARS. And people still know I care.

Well, maybe Hallmark put me on their hitlist, but their latest "coupon" did not work on ANYTHING IN THE STORE so I do not like them anymore.

Border Explorer said...

I say "practical." Good move. I stopped awhile back.

Bubs said...

Do whatever you want, as long as you keep that snow shoveling guy far north of CHicago. Thanks.

The card decision is practical, not grinchy in my opinion.

Cheesecake Maven said...

No cards from this abode either. Too busy and tryin' to save $$ for the "need" columns now; food, gas, school supplies, etc. Is twin #2 feelin' any better?

kim said...

Mom,

I am sending Christmas cards, but only 40, which covers my family. In didn't do it in the last few years, but this is because I am not giving gifts to many people. Just the kids, husband, and my folks. Good economic move. Send e-cards, they are the bomb.

Missy said...

I love cards, but I am leaning towards the no card route too. I dug through my home and found leftover cards from previous years, so I may use those, but I have not bought new cute cards, the ones I love so much...tear.

Maybe a nice email updating on the family? Or just with a nice photo montage/collage?

I love reading family holiday letters, I just do.

...tom... said...

...

Weighing in with a vote for 'practical' also.

I am sure some warm cyber-thoughts for all your friends (e-mailed or blogged) would be as satisfying as any stinking Christmas card..!!


Snail-mail is so passé...


...tom...
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