It is January 1st. I have been on a self-imposed blogging vacation. Don't get me wrong, I have been blog stalking and commenting, but I refused to blog myself until the 1st. Part of the reason is because I have been at the M-I-Ls in Florida with my iPad. I refused to breakdown and haul out the laptop until now. I prefer the laptop or PC for blogging because I haven't taken the time to play with my blogging app on the iPad.
I am joining Farley's Currently linky for January.
My husband is listening to the fallout from Black Monday. He is also explaining lots of things about football to his mother. We have been staying with her on vacation. It has been a working vacation for us. We come down to visit and do things for her that she would otherwise have to pay to have done. We get to visit, and get out of the cold and snow. We are heading home Thursday. My daughter is happy we are letting her miss school on Thursday and perhaps Friday. I go back to school on Monday because I teach in a neighboring county.
I am determined to be more appreciative of all I have in my life: a loving and supportive husband, three great kids, a job I love, and my wonderful class. I know next year will have its challenges.
One of the fun things we did while here is going to the Outback Bowl Parade last night in Ybor City in Tampa. We go whenever we are here for the new year. This year was really a treat with University of Michigan playing South Carolina, and two high school bands from our area were marching in the parade. I am not a huge Michigan fan. My favorite team's playing next Monday night.
Sorry for the poor quality of photo, but I was using my phone and trying to catch beads at the same time. My daughter caught enough beads for me to give one to each of my homeroom students. I know as a Junior, we don't have many more family vacations with her. It has been a joy spending so much time with just her and hubby this vacation. She has grown into an incredible young lady. I was proud watching her step to the side so others could get beads, and even taking some off her own neck to give to a girl that didn't get any.
I am closing this to get some sun. It snowed back home, again!