Monday, March 2, 2009

So we had another snow storm up here in the Northeast last night. It was just starting to snow more heavily last night around 9:15 as I left the Stand meeting in Waltham. It looked like we might just get enough snow to garner us a snow day. We have had lots of snow this year yet not a single true snow day. Sure we have had early release days and 2 hour delays, but nothing is so precious to a 4th and 2nd grader as an authentic snow day. So this morning as I lay sleeping just before my alarm was set to go off R came in and told me the good news...they cancelled school for the day. He also informed me that N was downstairs dancing a jig! Very exciting stuff this snow! Not long after R went to work and I rolled over to catch up on some extra shut eye N appears beside the bed. I looked at him with one eye as he informed me yet again that we had now school! I again went back to sleep. Aahh! to sleep late on a Monday, certainly one of my guilty pleasures. It was a pleasure to get up on my own schedule and enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee as the children played and I watched a bit of the Today show. Reality set in shortly however as I dressed for the weather and the task at hand: shoveling the driveway! YUCK At first glance the snow looked light and fluffy, however as I began to shovel I quickly realized that under the top layer of fluffy snow was a thick layer of frozen slush, sleet and icy snow. What a workout! I was able to get through about 2/3rds of the driveway and the mailbox before needing a break. There is enough room for both cars to park so I'm all set with shoveling. I'm hoping R will finish up the little that is left. We'll probably need to de ice as well. We'll see.

So I want to share some exciting news from Stand. First we are well on our way with our postcard campaign. We are using this new tool to show the legislators how much their constituents truly care about education. Our goal is to hand deliver at least 10,000 postcards to the state house at our rally on March 24th. I hope we have even more than 10,000. We are using all methods available to pass the word including web links, a facebook postcard page and physical postcards out in the field. Check out this link and fill out a postcard if you are vote in MA

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