February 22, 2011
Thanks to George Washington and Abe Lincoln this week is off to a sleepy start. My kids initially had this day off on their school calendar but thanks to numerous snow days, more than were expected, my school district was forced to make today a regularly attended school day instead of stealing days away from our spring breaks time, which is in April. Some families planned ahead and booked trips that did not have them returning until today, so school attendance will be down in some classes. What's a parent to do, rebook an entire trip they planned before the winter weather choose to reschedule things? Probably not. The cancelations fees on any trip alone would not be worth in. I would agree in finishing the trip and having the student make up the work as soon as they return to school.
Yesterday was considered "the holiday " as far as most companies go, so she's back to work today or recovering from handling a double load and some extra pay from working these past days. In taking a quick look at the women behind these Presidents, I thought these facts were more fun that the typical dates and title stuff:
George was Martha Washington's second husband. She was a widow with two children when they married. It was his marriage to Martha that changed George from an ordinary planter to a substantially wealthy landowner. They loved spending money and spread no expense when it came to the children and entertaining. When George became President they had to take out a loan in order to move to his new housing in New York.
Abraham Lincoln's wife Mary Todd was know for her challenging attitude. She supposedly was a spendthrift and had a bad temper. She suffered from migraines and had a deep fear of thunder and lightning. Whenever there was a storm Abe would rush home to comfort her.
She buzz words
- Bell Schedule
- Book Report
- Bunny Hill
She Could Be Working at a.
- Ski Resort
- Condominium Complex
- Car Repair Shop
- Eyewear Store
She could be a
- Producer Manager
- Flight Attendant
- Interior Decorator
- Dry Cleaner
Frugal Mom recommends these Ten Things to
Have in Your Freezer at all times.
- Cooked Pasta: Cook a pound-bow-ties and rotini are best for this purpose-until barely al dente and then freeze (unsauced) in freezer-ready container for adding to a hot sauce or microwaving later. (Do not rinse the pasta.)
- Homemade Pasta Sauce
- Very Ripe Bananas: for smoothies
- Pizza Dough: it thaws quickly at room temperature
- Vegetable Protein Burgers
- Shelled Edamame
- Peeled Deveined Shrimp
- Frozen Potatoes
- Soups and Stews
Here are some tips on how to freeze things properly:
- You can many different foods; cake, cheese, bacon, berries, and most fruit. Sauces, broth, baby food can be stored in ice-cube trays and frozen.
- Slice breads before you freeze for easier removal.
- Freeze in small portions, so you can just defrost a serving fast and easily.
- Wrap well. Use containers and plastic wraps that were designed specifically for the freezer. Make sure there is no excess air in bags and wraps. If you are storing sauce or soup, keep room at the top of the container for expansion of the liquid.
- Be sure to label the package with the name of the item and the date of preparation and storage.
- Place newer things in the back of the freezer and older items in front.
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