Happy Valentine's Day

By: JanesVacation , 2:06 PM GMT on February 06, 2014

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Yes, I have had school this week...the first whole week since 2014 began. It has snowed almost everyday since early December and we are at record levels of snow. But...yesterday I took down all of the snowflake decorations in my classroom and replaced them with Valentine hearts! (Needed some better karma in there.)

The preplanned school "Winter Break" is coming up and my daughter and I are meeting in the "sunshine" next week. Can't wait!

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23. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
1:15 AM GMT on April 01, 2014
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22. JanesVacation
12:41 PM GMT on March 28, 2014
Snow again this morning, big puffs in the air. Temperatures in the 30's keep it from accumulating too much. The puffs are about an inch across - kind of pretty if I weren't so sick of this winter.

One more week of school before spring break. We've never had this much snow on the ground during this time of year. Still a foot or more in most places. Sigh***
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21. sandiquiz
8:11 AM GMT on March 25, 2014
Oh, I bet you are fed up....your weather gizmo says you are 26 with snow mist!

I have rain here today but I would gladly send it your way, as it is also 50 degrees out there.

Take care.....spring will come...soon!
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20. JanesVacation
11:04 PM GMT on March 23, 2014
23F was the afternoon temperature today. I didn't even bothered going out the door. The evening weather man says it will be cold for the next 3 days. This winter is never going to end.....

Evenings are longer and the skies are sunny, so those are good things. My new washer and dryer arrived, so the bad weather gives me an opportunity to get all of my laundry done in the new machines. I had saved some large comforters and other bedding and they all fit beautifully into these extra large machines. It's almost like having a laundromat in my own home!
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19. sandiquiz
7:40 AM GMT on March 22, 2014
I awaken to bright sunshine and temps of 54. You are stuck at cloudy and 33..... I wish I could send you some sun and warmth :-)
Have a good weekend.
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18. GardenGrrl
7:26 PM GMT on March 20, 2014
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17. sandiquiz
3:20 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Friday afternoon here and your temperature is finally above freezing - hope things are improving.

Have a lovely weekend:)

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16. sandiquiz
10:31 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
It says you are still in minus temps (-3 C) and have light snow at the moment! Poor you...will this winter ever end!!

Take care:)
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15. sandiquiz
12:37 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
It is still very cold for you.... I am sorry:(

I have WU set for Celsius and it reads MINUS 15 for you and PLUS 12 for me!

Hope you and S have a good weekend, even if it is cold.
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14. sandiquiz
12:23 PM GMT on March 04, 2014
Minus 5F .... ? Brr, that is cold. Hope the school has efficient heating!

I regularly look at the cam in Ylee's blog of Mille Lac MN. It shows the ice fishermen on the lake. They have been below 0F for weeks but today they are plus 5... so things are warming up!
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12. PugetSoundPost
2:51 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Your trip sounds wonderful and a much needed get-away --- get away from the weather and winter!! Although not even a close comparison to all of your snow and cold, I do understand a bit what it is like to get into sunshine somewhere else after our winters of mostly solid gray days. It is a joy and a wonder to see sunshine again and experience it after long months of cool, damp overcast. So I do have an appreciation of your trip to grass and flip-flops! And I know that spending time with your daughter was the best of all. I am realizing that blessing as kids are moving on and around.

Our 60 did not last long. In fact, we had snow flurries this weekend, which did not stick for us (did accumulate a bit north of us) and much colder air. Then yesterday we had almost an inch of cold rain - flirting with could it snow or stay rain - and now this morning it is raining hard again, but a bit warmer. We had a very dry "winter", but beginning in February the pattern started to change a bit, with more rain and storm, and now March is starting off quite wet with a wet week ahead. Spring does not seem close at all right now. Well, here's hoping that at least you warm up soon - a first step in moving beyond snow. And, stay in school! Making up snow days in late June (which is what we would do - we are out much later than you anyway) is no fun at all.
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11. JanesVacation
12:24 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
-5F and 2 feet of nanowire on hype ground this morning. School is open, so I am off. Weather forecasters say we could approach the freezing point this week. They said 5 more days.....
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10. JanesVacation
3:23 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
March 1 - yippee!! At least the calendar says we are headed for spring. Steve made it home last night before the snow began and looks like he will miss the 2-5 inches predicted tonight in Chicago.

We had a two hour delay yesterday at school due to the -7F temperature with a moderate wind. Two hour delays do not count as a school closed day - so no worries about making those up in the summer.

It was so good to be back to school yesterday after spending so much time home alone in the snow. March is "Reading Month" in schools all across the US, so many activities are planned. I'm always in charge of the book fair coming up on the 10th. Put up the posters yesterday and started passing out the flyers. The kids all love it when the book fair arrives!
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9. sandiquiz
8:10 AM GMT on March 01, 2014
Wishing you WHITE RABBITS, WHITE RABBITS, WHITE RABBITS and a much better, weather-wise, month of March!

Take care, looks like more snow is forecast for you this weekend...hope hubby can get home.
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8. JanesVacation
8:51 PM GMT on February 27, 2014
Hello, I am here...under the snow and home for another snow day today. The weather is all anyone can talk about. Snow on the ground for 80 days in a row - in fact we have at least two feet on the ground right now. today the high was 8F and record lows below zero are predicted tonight with a 20MPH wind. It is certainly unusual for this part of the world.

Today was our 10th snow day off from school this year. It has never happened before, so we are not sure whether we will be making some of the days up in June, or not.

I have wonderful memories of my trip to Florida with all of the flowers and green grass. I went swimming in the outdoor pool and we enjoyed long walks through the trees hanging with Spanish moss. The ducks were feeding and we saw turtles floating in the sunshine. It was a marvelous time for us being together. I wore my shorts and flip flops everyday and we even had an evening thunderstorm making it seem more like spring! Good times.
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7. sandiquiz
8:26 AM GMT on February 25, 2014
How you doing?
Hope you are just busy and not under the weather.....literally!!
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6. PugetSoundPost
12:11 AM GMT on February 25, 2014
Hope you are feeling better! Your trip to Florida, especially with your daughter, sounds wonderful! A nice time to thaw out and enjoy some sunshine. That sounds great for me and don't have the snow, which actually is not far away but didn't make it quite to us over the weekend. Cold rain instead, which chills right to the bones too. Anyway, hope the snow winds down soon for you and you can look toward spring.
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5. sandiquiz
3:15 PM GMT on February 20, 2014
I am glad you had fun with your daughter but sorry you came home to more snow and a cold:(

Hope you soon feel well again.
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4. JanesVacation
1:39 PM GMT on February 19, 2014

What a week - 6 days in the sun with my daughter at Walt Disney World in Florida and then home to 10 inches of snow and another snow day off from school. Plus, I caught a cold.
Back to work today. Haha.
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3. GardenGrrl
11:13 PM GMT on February 13, 2014
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2. sandiquiz
3:36 PM GMT on February 13, 2014
It is a whole week since I dropped by... hope all is well with you and the snow hasn't "finally" snowed you under!

Have a good weekend, if you can:)
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1. sandiquiz
2:56 PM GMT on February 06, 2014
Hi there, I know how you will be waiting with baited breath to have a sunny time with your daughter.

Your area is getting record snow and we are getting record rain! By the time the winter is over 'they' are saying we will have endured the wettest winter for over three hundred years and that the cost to repair all the flooded homes and damaged structures will be into BILLIONS of pounds :(

Have a lovely weekend :)
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I am a teacher and I enjoy living along Lake Michigan. It is a beautiful place that makes me feel like I am on vacation all year long!

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