Friday, January 21, 2011

Awwhhhh...Snow in the south

So, we got more snow yesterday. Started while we were in school, so we had to dismiss early. At 8:00 in the morning, after the kids are at school, they decide we need to dismiss early, so they decided we would dismiss kids from school, an hour early! WTF! Are you serious? This was so stupid. Our superintendent cannot stand to call school because of weather because she's a transplant from New York. We don't have the necessary equipment to deal with snow down here. Well this snow, turned to ice real quick. Luckily we did get home in time, but when they "call" school due to weather, at the school I work in (inner city), the parents can never be reached. The new technology of have an automated system call all the parents. Are you kidding me? The parents we have dont' have the same cellphone number for more than a day at a time. The free phones they get with their food stamps only come with 250 minutes and they use that in one day. I am not exaggerating. So, its not uncommon for us to be given a new number at 8 a.m. and by noon when their precious little babies are running 101 temps, they can't be reached. The kicker? They live like 4 blocks from the school and are usually asleep in their beds. We have, on several occasions, gone to their homes to get the parents and they are asleep in bed. 9 times out of 10 when we have a child running a high fever, the parent knew it when they dropped off their child that morning. It gets frustrating. Its frustrating to see these students only wanting love, being neglected by parents who never wanted them in the first place and see them only as a means to get more of a welfare check. What a vicious cycle they live in. Its all so sad. I have much love in my heart for these students, but not for those parents!

Anyway, stuck at home again from the snow, but loving every minute of it. Didn't get to zumba yesterday or today and feel terribly sluggish because of it! Will have to zumba extra next week. My zumba buddy and I have already decided we needed some extra zumba next week to make up for it. We sure are enjoying ourselves!

The weight has stopped mainly because so has the diet. The zumba is keeping me from gaining because of the bad food choices. Last weekend had a baby shower for my daughter in law and had lots of the wrong foods. My work gave me a "grandmother to be" shower yesterday....more cake and wrong foods! OMG! Gotta get back on the bandwagon with the eating right. I need some new ideas though. I've gotten into a rut with my food!

Anyway, just checking in! The grandbaby is due Feb. 12th but the doc doesn't think she will wait that long before she makes her entrance into the world!

Peace out peeps!

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