Last night we went to bed with snow flurries and a prediction of 3" to 6" here in Albuquerque. At 5 AM this is what greeted me:
It's still coming down and now the question is, can the buses run? If there's no school today it will significantly screw up lots & lots of people. Over the next two days Special Ed progression IEPs are scheduled. It's a frenzy of tightly scheduled, half hour meetings with parents, teachers & Sped specialists, all geared toward sending little Susie or Johnny to the best classroom environment for him or her next year. There's something like 70 kids to get through in 2 days, on both sides of the Sped spectrum. I'm subbing for one of the Sped teachers for both days and will probably be sent running from room to room when she doesn't need me. Tomorrow is Dylan's IEP - they've promised to get coverage for me. ::wink::
If they have to miss today...well....let's just say there will be weeping, wailing & gnashing of teeth! Even a two hour delay day will be ruinous!
I can honestly say it's been years since I've seen this kind of snow in Albuquerque proper. It's wonderful, though. We're officially out of our short-term drought, although we continue to be in a long-term drought cycle so we still need to conserve water.
On to more mailbag goodies! After a tough day at school, I arrived home to find this:
My very first ROAK ever and it's from Deneen!
The stitch markers are just lovely and are made by Karen over at Roses and Tea. She really does a superb job and I love the post card included in the package! Any day I get a package from England is a very good day indeed. :) So - thanks so much Deneen and thanks to Karen too!
Psssst! Karen has a VERY cute set of stitch markers up on eBay right now. It's a snowman set and, considering my current situation, I'm mighty tempted to get them!
I did get a prep period yesterday, so much progress was made on Something Pink (Arnold added for scale....and the fact I was too lazy to move him):
Now I need to decide how long to make the sleeves. I'm about an inch past where I should change to ribbing for short sleeves. I think, however, that I'll make the sleeves a true 3/4 length, doing plain stockinette until the elbow, then adding about 4" of ribbing to go down my forearm. I have plenty of yarn so that's not an issue. I have very few sweaters with arms that hit that perfect length, so I'll go for it. ;)
I'm off to check the news for school delays or closings...I'm not sure if I want school to close or not! LOL
Doug starts jury duty today too....of course, the city offices close at the drop of a hat so I'll bet he starts tomorrow.
Happy Valentine's Day!
EDITED TO ADD: So far we're on a two-hour delay. It's still snowing so that might change. I'm starting to hear the wailing! LOL
ANOTHER EDIT: We have 6" and another 3" to 4" expected - oh yeah, school is SO closed today!