Fast Weekend…Long Week…
I am very fortunate to have gotten home Saturday morning. It was nice to hug Donetta and the kids. We started a new tradition of “Elf on the Shelf.” The kids and Donetta knew all about it. As usual, I was the last to know about it. But, it has been fun. The Elf is named Nick, short for St. Nick. Anyway, the Elf is a trouble maker. Saturday night that guy wrapped the Christmas tree in toilet paper. Then last night, he turned some snowman chair covers backwards. That guy is just plain trouble and the kids love it.
I yelled at him this morning. He just sat there with cheesy grin on his face. The kids think it is great that the Nick the Elf is disrespecting me. My son said that Nick the Elf told Santa about me and I was on the bad boy list. I told them that I wanted coal and switches for Christmas. I need something to burn in the fireplace. My daughter pointed out that it is not a real fireplace, it is gas operated. I am about tired of the kids being smarter than I am. They kept laughing all the way to school. I dropped them off at school before heading out for peak week at FedEx.
It is normally tough to head out for a week on the heels of working the previous week. This is the third week in a row of working and I was a little sad. But, in all reality, I am still torn-up over the happenings at the Sandy Hook School. We did not keep up with events this weekend and really tried to spend time with the kids. I am having a tough time not thinking about the parents who lost their kids on Friday. It just plain sucks.
Several bloggers are suggesting a day of silence on the blog world tomorrow. I am going to support the day of silence. I know it doesn’t do anything, but it is an outward sign of support. I had been planning a mock final post about the end of the world on Friday. I am not sure if I will do what I was planning or just ignore the Mayan Prophecy.
I have been thinking about the statement: “The pen is mightier than the sword.” I do believe that statement is true and have taken the very dramatic (for me) step of e-mailing everyone in my address book the idea of sending cards and letters to the school as a show of support. I keep focusing on the thought of the pinheads on the news reporting about millions and millions of cards and letters flooding the Post Office in Newtown. All offering encouragement and words of love to the folks; how great would you feel, if you knew that you were one voice in a wall of noise speaking with one voice with love. Wonder how they will explain, an outpouring of encouragement by the people of the United States.
I will hop off of the high horse and go dark now. Thank all of you for everything. If the world doesn’t end, maybe we can explore something fun before Christmas…
Here is the address:
Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickenson Dr.
Newtown, CT 06482
I was just given an updated address by John Sergeant’s blog:
He wrote the following:
Apparently they would prefer us all to use PO Box:
Post Office has set up P.O. Box for public: Messages for Condolence for Newtown P.O. Box 3700 Newtown, CT 06470.
Here is the link to his blog… http://homoeconomicusnet.wordpress.com/