Slow Down July!

By: JanesVacation, 4:58 PM GMT on July 13, 2014

The first day of summer vacation was 5 weeks ago already! Yikes! Where has the time gone?

I am beginning to stress out over the things I think I should be doing! Instead, I will enjoy the day - hope you all will, too!

My nephew took this picture of a sundew, an insectivorous plant native to Michigan. I thought it was pretty!

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Summertime

By: JanesVacation, 12:31 PM GMT on June 07, 2014

Yes, this is it! The first day of summer vacation is today and it is amazing! Blue skies and warm temperatures are ready to greet the students and teachers on the first day of summer vacation, 2014. Yippee!

What to do first? I'm starting with a nice, fresh cup of Starbucks dark roast coffee and a fresh, new weather blog for the summer. Gone will be the pictures of frozen ground, ice floating on the lake and brown landscaping. From here on it will be flowe...

May Days

By: JanesVacation, 10:59 PM GMT on May 07, 2014

May is well underway and spring is slowly coming here. Tomorrow is forecast to be the warmest day of 2014 (so far) and the warmest it has been since September of 2013. Right now I am sitting in a fleece jacket and long pants - hard to believe it will be warm tomorrow. Summer forecast is for temperatures colder than normal. We will all just have to wait and see.

School is out in less than 5 weeks. Today marked the end of my final teacher evaluation for th...

Will Spring Arrive?

By: JanesVacation, 1:15 AM GMT on April 01, 2014

Today is the warmest day in 4 months. It was 63F for the first time since November 17th. It has been a long winter.

Spring break begins on Friday. Since my daughter and I already took our Florida vacation in February, I plan to go visit my parents and hang out with them a bit next week. They have lived in the same house for almost 55 years and have never had a winter like this one. Lots of damage to their roof from ice dams created. I talk to them everyda...

Updated: 1:24 AM GMT on April 01, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

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

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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About JanesVacation

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!