Okay its not THE Pond - as some call the ocean. And it is not just A Pond - as in smaller than a lake. It is a lake! I enjoy living on it and spending time on my back porch listening to music, gazing at the lake and pondering.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring Break

It is Spring Break on the Skiatook school calendar and Spring arrives Thursday, March 20th. The weather on the pond this week has been like Spring with some nice sun and warm temperatures –we reached 72 degrees today. When it gets that warm in March in Oklahoma, you know what that means – thunderstorms. It happened tonight. We had some rain and quite a lightening display as we looked out the back windows. And it will be more seasonal weather tomorrow as it gets a little cooler.

When I was a kid we did not have Spring Break. We were off on Good Friday but it was a holiday and we knew why we had it off. By the time my kids were in school they had Spring Break – a whole week! On our day off as a child we played outside with our friends or went to visit relatives. People who do Spring Break right these days take out a second mortgage and go to Disney World, skiing in Aspen, or tanning in Mexico. In the 1990's Amber went skiing in New Mexico with her youth group from church which set us back about $600 (and they stayed at one of the church member’s cabin!). To be able to send her we saved money by eating beans and cornbread and sharing bathwater (Debbie always insisted on going first).

Maverick got today off from school (teacher’s conferences) and then has all next week off too. I am taking the week off from work to spend with him (I told the people at work we are flying to New York to take in the theater – hey you gotta try and keep up an image). The weather is expected to be raining Monday and Tuesday so we will be having fun watching it out the back window. In this state we could have a snowstorm by Thursday. Oh, we will try to go bowl a few lanes and go into Skiatook a couple of times for donuts. It will be an exciting Spring Break for us and I am sure we will have some fun together.

But I have a suggestion for the school board: For those of us who have to stay in the state for Spring Break could you move the week to a warmer month – say.. early June?

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