Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Twofer Tuesday

Two thoughts for this Tuesday morning....

I went Christmas shopping with a friend yesterday. Living in Maine, I am used to holiday shopping all bundled up with a heavy coat and mittens. It was a beautiful day yesterday and I was able to go with just a light fleece pullover.It makes shopping much easier and more enjoyable. No coat to carry around the store! I got a little bit of shopping done but not as much as I would like. For some reason, no one seems to know what they want this year - and I am fresh out of ideas. We buy for my extended family. Every year, I think about proposing to my brother and sister that we stop the big gift exchange but I don't want to be the party pooper. I do wonder, however, if they are thinking the same thing.

Tonight, I am attending our school committee meeting to present a petition against closing our local high school. Because our town is quite small, it was suggested that we get about 1000 signatures. We are well over that! It has been rewarding to see all of the positive response. The school committee has already agreed to investigate other options for our high school but we want them to take this idea totally off the table. We don't want a possible closure hanging over the heads of our teachers or our students.

I hope everyone has a great day!

Here's to quick posts!


  1. Isn't this weather crazy? On Sunday it was close to 60 degrees here!

    I live in a small town too and can't imagine them closing these school here. I love the small classes and the fact that my kids don't get lost in the shuffle. Hoping that your school stays open!!

  2. Yay on the weather! You can't beat that.

    Last year they closed the elementary school I attended. I was so sad about that. Now those poor kids have to be bussed to a different area to go to school. Good luck!

  3. christmas should be small, simple, and meaningful.

    That's why I make all the gifts for everyone except those I live with.

    And I've found it means more to people when they know you put TIME into their gift rather than money.