I realized something when I returned to my school on Monday, February 3rd ... Not only did many of my students not know who Jimmy the Groundhog is, but many of them didn't even realize that February 2nd IS Groundhog Day!
Wow. Just wow.
This is Jimmy, by the way ...
He said that we're getting 6 more weeks of winter - which I'm okay with, because any more than that and I'll go nuts.
We didn't have much school in January ... because of the cold weather. Apparently -40 to -60 wind chills are not good to be outside in.
My two children are active as heck. The boy has played in three basketball tournaments since 2014 began, and my daughter has been trying the basketball thing (and doing nicely, thank you very much) since the new year began as well - a few practices, a couple of scrimmages, and some stellar improvement. We have been at dance quite a bit, of course, preparing for those competitions - which will be coming up in March and April, I believe. Recital is early this year, May31/June1 weekend - so if anyone wants to come, plan on letting us know soon so we can buy tickets.
Baseball can't come soon enough. Youth clinics every Sunday in January helped, but taking Feb 2nd off wasn't any fun. Four or five more dates will help get us to the start of high school baseball practice - and a nice warm-weather trip with the team :)
My time at the junior high, teaching, has been pretty cool. Puts me in a good mood most days (even though my last period class might tell you otherwise - they're a bit squirrelly). And the school year is screaming by. Before you know it, it'll be summer - time for 'old-man' baseball, youth activities all of the place for my kids, and a couple of trips with the family. Heck, I'm already trying to figure out how to make the transition into the next school-year work better for the kids :)
Oh well. Let's stick with the plan for this weekend for now. One day at a time. Every one's a blessing.
Happy (Belated) Groundhog Day, Everyone!