Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Ice Wars

Well, yesterday started off as a bit of a disappointment for the gaggle. We watched and watched and watched the news but their schools never came up on the big screen. Yes, they were forced to go to school. However, at about 11:30 I received a phone call from the school and, joy of joys, the school was to be let out early. I quickly grabbed my keys and headed out the door. The kids were ecstatic to be home. I, on the other hand, still had a mountain of work to get through. Ainsley slept away the afternoon and I have to give the other kiddos credit. They played nicely and quietly together. Although I was a bit jealous I could not play with them, we all had a pretty productive afternoon. I got some work done and, in the meantime, Sydney built a two foot working carousel out of k'nex. Pretty impressive , huh?

Today will be a day without any school for Ainsley. She is taking a jewish day in observance of ice. On the other hand, we Christians must not be fully committed to our observance of ice as Southwest Christian School will be opening at 10:00 AM. The University of North Texas Health Science Center is closed today so Lynley is not required at the office. Somehow, though, given her dedication, I am quite sure that she will end up risking life and limb to make it to the office. I, on the other hand, work from home. So, I am plumb out of excuses. My office remains open. The trick will be to see how a morning reenactment of the ice religious war will effect my ability to get work done.

After working roughly 14 hours over last weekend and expecting to be meeting all this weekend in Chicago, I am guessing that I can get away with a few hours of twerp time.

Purpose comes in many forms.

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