Yesterday I got a warm fuzzy when . . .
. . . as I signed Noelle's weekly grade folder, I noticed that she had her ususal all A's - with the exception of one B. When I asked her about it, she was a little uncaring about whether or not she finished the year with all A's (this would make it two years in a row!).
Before anyone starts thinking that maybe I should just ease up on her, just realize that she is perfectly capable of raising her math grade up just a few percentage points. No problem for this girl.
So, to give her a little added incentive, I told her that I would give her $5 for each A, as long as she got all A's. Normally, we don't pay our kids to get good grades, (maybe we should?) so this was a pretty good incentive for her. I could still tell that she wasn't completely on board with the idea, so I threw in a half gallon of ice cream for her very own.
To that she said . . ."no, Mom, what I'd rather have is to be able to spend a whole day together, just the two of us".
( I get all teary just re-reading this. . . )
So that's the plan! I love this girl!
I get ticked when . . .
. . . I see workers - who are being paid with our tax dollars - performing meaningless tasks with no apparent purpose!
All of the intersections along Hwy 95 between Hayden Ave and Appleway - there are 5 or 6 - have been under construction for the past several weeks, at least. And at each light, there is a highway worker, just standing there, all day long (maybe at night, too, for all I know) Monday through Sunday - yes, seven days a week! What is their purpose, I ask you?
The only thing they do as far as I can tell, is to stand there and guard their lunch boxes.
I have no problem with the workers - we all need to make a living. (But what a painfully BORing job!)
It's with the knucklehead bosses who think this is required!
There must be something more productive that they could be doing!
. . . and just one more thing . . .
Monday it was a Wonderful 84 degrees outside, so we decide to have family night at Coeur d'Alene Park/Beach. . . yummy dessert pizza that we took along with us . . . everyone else in the park was jealous, I could tell. . . Isaac & Tanner Awesome views . . . We are lucky to live in this beautiful area . . .