Here is another great reason to be Canadian. Snow days. Y'all in Florida just don't get 'em. So today, because of the threat of freezing rain ontop of our "snow packed and slippery roads" gave the kids a day off from school. No lunches, no hustling reluctant kids out of bed, no "would you just hurry up!?!?!?" I have to admit that it is great that I am a stay at home mom and don't have to scramble to find someone to take care of my kids. Bonus. In fact, this morning, I had three extra kids due to the fact that Liz had classes this morning and had her own and one spare anyway. It was not as bad as one would think. 7 kids and there is pretty much always someone to play with and the cool new computer game for those that want to sit quietly and do some logical thinking. It is called "Zoombenies logical journey." Yeah, what can I say excecpt that even I find it challenging to try and solve the puzzles that are presented. It is a good game. Add seeing as it was not FREEZING out , there was also the outdoor option that a few kids took for a while. Looking out the window now...it is positively dumping! It is going to be some slick out there. A few days ago we had "flurries" that dropped about 3 inches which was then packed and so ontop of this the freezing rain lands and creates a weak skating rink. I do tend to go on about the weather, don't I? It's a Canadian thing, I've heard. I tend to talk about the weather much less in the summer. "Some hot, eh?" is about the extent of it. Occasionally " Some dry. Sure could use some rain." Neither of which can be taken as a complaint, mind you. Just a statement of fact. I DON'T complain about the heat.
Speaking of complaining... We in Canada are in the final throws of an election. Next Monday is the big day. I am mildly interested in politics. It does matter to me who leads our country. I am going on vote on Monday. But after 6 weeks of everyone attacking everyone else, I am getting kinda tired of it all. I was just wondering how all of you Americans deal with a whole YEAR of this shit. I think that I would go stark raving mad having to listen to speeches and promises and bullshit for a whole year. 7 weeks is long enough. Another reason that I am a proud Canadian.
But I still like import beer.