ACK! I'm late-just by a few hours, but I HATE to be late! This week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's is School Days. Check out the new school days images at Sassy Cheryl's. And, of course, there are the tried and trued school days images, too! Just use a Sassy Cheryl's image and let your creativity have a field day!
Soon after my kids and I moved to the Eastern Shore, oh, so many years ago, the alarm did NOT go off. 5 kids to get up and dressed and out and deposited at three different schools! We scrambled around, packed in the car, and headed to the middle school first. Filled with shame and not wanting my kids to suffer consequences for something that was out of their control, I trudged into the office, 5 kids in tow to explain that the power had gone out in the night, our alarms didn't go off, and we all over slept. The secretary looked at my quizzically...
"You're early, not late. We had a fog delay."
"A what? There is no fog."
"Well, there was early this morning. We have a two hour delay."
Who ever heard of a fog delay?! Well, it seems before the children and I moved here, there had been a bus accident-one the shore will never forget. The school bus was traveling across the highway when they were struck by a tractor trailer who hadn't seen the bus due to the dense fog...a terrible tragedy.
Most days, I don't set the alarm. I no longer have to listen to the radio/tv to check for fog delays or snow delays. No more lessons to plan, papers to grade, kids to wake up, little ones to dress, busses to catch...those were hectic years for sure and Lord, how I miss them!
If you or yours mark this time of year with new beginnings, I hope you're off to a great start! Celebrate the start of a new school year by giving or sending your special someone a card---this one goes to my great niece---a new second grader, along with an altered composition book!
Other challenges I plan to enter:
Created With Love Challenges - W, 3E - Fall Colors
Digi Makeover Challenge - W, SIO, must use digi - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - M, SIO - (deadline Oct 15?) Anything Goes/Fall
Make it Monday - W - always Anything Goes