Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Who Puts Veteran's Day on a Tuesday?

That was the question asked by my students yesterday. Why in the world would we have Tuesday off, but go to school on Monday & have to be back on Wednesday. So after a talk on why Veteran's Day is on November 11th (FYI - the date was chosen because it's the day the Armistice was signed to end World War I) & why our school couldn't just give us a random day off... we got on with our Monday. But if I'm being honest, I'm right there with the kids.

WTF! I have to work today! I can't go away for a long weekend?! Ugh... 

Those were the thoughts that played through my head, not yesterday morning, but when I got our 2014-2015 calendar way back in May. Because normally, I spend Veteran's Day as a long weekend at my parents' house in Saratoga. 

our adventures at Ikea...

Last year, we took a big trip to Paramus to shop at Ikea & the Nordstrom clearance sale. We started our Christmas shopping, and planning for my sister's wedding - which seemed forever away back then but is only 31 days away now!! 

But this Veteran's Day, Ella & I are riding solo. I haven't completely ironed out my plans for the day yet, other than the fact that I have to be at practice from 4 to 6. We may go out & do some more Christmas shopping. We may stay at home & play all day. We'll see where this random Tuesday off takes us... and this weekend we'll head off to Saratoga to visit my parents. 

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