There was no school today due to rain, snow and sleet. There was a chorus of cheering from the kids in the neighborhood, they forget that they have to make up snow days in the spring if they have too many. I remember the excitement of waiting to hear if school was cancelled when I was a kid. We couldn’t wait to get on our snow clothes and get outside to play. In high school we didn’t get snow days as it was boarding school and classes were held right there. Our one perk was that we got to wear slacks under our skirts as we had to walk outside to get to the classroom building, otherwise we could only wear slacks in the dorm.
We always dressed for dinner. Sport coats and ties for the guys and dresses for the girls. For church we always wore hats, gloves and hosiery and again the guys wore sport coats and ties. We thought it was extreme at the time and grumbled a bit but I think things have gone way to far the other way these days. When I see the get ups some kids wear now days it makes me cringe.
Why do some young men wear their jeans down around their knees? Can someone please explain that to me? Why do they think we want to see what color boxers they are wearing and how in the world do they keep their pants from falling off?! Good grief, if I tried that I wouldn’t be able to walk!
And ladies, please, we really don’t want to see your th*ongs when you bend over for something or sit in the bleachers at a ball game! Gag! I know I am an old fogey but some things just aren’t meant to be seen by the world. Speaking of, please cover up your boobage while you are at it. I was in a store recently and the gal at the counter was sitting down leaning forward and everything was hanging out all over. Don’t they have dress codes any more in the work place or does that violate someone's freedom of speech or some other loophole?
So, for all the griping and grumbling I probably did in boarding school I’m glad it was the way it was and we learned how to dress properly. Okay, enough ranting.
I love snow days because I stay home and usually a grandchild or two will come over. Today was no exception and Miss T and her friend K came over this morning and are going to stay until tomorrow morning. They have played outside, come in and dried their snow clothes in the dryer, gone back out again and started all over again.
We also like to cook as you all know. Now Cliff M. cover your eyes as this involves more pictures of food!
This recipe was given to me by Needled Mom my buddy out in California that I will be seeing next weekend! YAY! It’s braided bread and it was lots of fun to make and even more fun to eat hot right out of the oven! I think maybe I could’ve let it rise a bit more so that I could get the egg wash on more evenly but regardless it was to die for! Thank you Mary, see you soon!!!
I also got some quilting started. I got everything cut out and will start putting it together tomorrow. It’s going to be a beautiful poinsettia Christmas quilt. The fabrics are really nice and the pattern is soooooooo pretty! It was on the cover of Keepsake Quilting catalog a couple months ago. I will keep progression pictures in future posts.
So, I must get dinner on the table as the Hubs will be home soon. Have a wonderful weekend!