On Guided tour of Oak Hill Cemetery offered Saturday
Cost, per the RCHS link included, is free to the public.
On What’s in your fridge? One percent, 2 percent or skim milk?
On Your memories of 9/11
I was just arriving to work and parking. All news was coming via radio. Had heard that a plane had hit the towers in New York. I thought, wow, something terrible must have happened to the plane or pilot. Thinking it was a small, private plane and some sort of accident. Just as I was opening the door, it was announced that a second plane had hit. At that time, the image for me was still, small planes but that something intentional was happening. Not until I was in the office, where everyone had internet going, did I find out that these "airplanes" were commercial, passenger airplanes. It took a bit longer to learn they were hijacked and that one plane destined for the west coast was missing and unaccounted for.
Finally that night I turned the tv off. It was a formative event for my impression of media. There was no new news or information coming, just the same thing repeated over and over and over. Then days of no flying and wondering how we, the USA, would respond and what that might mean.
On Is decision on school closing defensible?
I agree with nscr17 on this one. Let's see what the board does. If it's not what they like, they'll come back to it again, and again, like they did with the referendum. Any bets wether they close Kennedy and move the disctrict offices in there?
On Do you use self-service checkout counters?
One or two items? I'll use the self service. A week's worth of groceries, please, I'll take the cashiering, bagging, carting and loading.
Have you noticed though that change isn't apparently considered money any longer--or it costs too much to count and process it. Pick N Save won't accept payment in change. Some Woodman's cashiers will accept it (their self serve line does). Instead you have to pay to use their change counting machine. Or you can use it free if you get a gift card that isn't for their store. What's next, no cash accepted?
On Should district try year-round classes?
I'd like to see more information, and possible a pilot project to try it. The school district should gather research, then feedback. So far, from what I've read, no ONE person is asking for this, rather the school district is researching it. Why not look more closely? Why not consider trying something new? Just because this is the way school has always been doesn't mean it can't be improved upon.
As for finding childcare for 6 weeks instead of 12, that can be done. (And I this as a person who does have to find and pay for child care every summer, every break.) The same providers available during the current summer would still be available for a shorter summer. They would probably even be available for the other break periods.
One concern I'd like the district to plan for is to have schools at all three levels (elementary, middle, and high) have the same schedule. To avoid families with kids in more than one having two different schedules.
Determining what's best (note that best is not always the easiest) for students, teachers, district, and community should be balanced.
On Parochial school program teams up students for the best results
This aspect is one of my favorites about our school. IMO what it also teaches is leadership and responsibility. The kids are learning that they are part of a community and therefore have a role and responsibilities within that.
On A 'Janesville outsider'
Having grown up in Janesville, I've heard this same complaint from several "outsiders", especially when I was in my twenties. Then I moved away, and experienced something different. If you haven't yet, read WisconsinGirl52's post. I think she nails it on the head. The "insiders" don't intentionally exclude "outsiders", rather they are just unaware.
The hard part is, how do you change a person? One person at at time, start with yourself...if you are one of those complaining Janesville isn't open, try inviting someone to your home for a meal or gathering, or to an event with you. If you're one of the insiders, next time you are somewhere, introduce yourself to someone you don't know.
On Favorite Pregnancy Memories
Four pregnancies, and my favorite parts....the start and after it was over. Honestly, I have nothing good to say about being pregnant. From before I even knew that I was pregnant I hurt, was uncomfortable, and suicidally depressed. By the second two kids, those 3 things told me I was pregnant before the missed period and the pee stick. I don't mean to be a downer for everybody, but I do want other women to know that pregnancy is not peaches and cream for every woman. That, along with "falling in love" with your infant immediately on site might happen for some women, but not all. There is a wide range of experiences, good, bad, and in-between. The worst part--that I could only complain about what other women thought was one of the greatest experiences of their lives.
On the other hand, I do distinctly remember how great I felt in recovery (after surgery). ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!
On Send her my love
Good luck, be patient with yourself. One thing I wished more people would learn about and try, is separating and waiting before you actually decide to divorce (or be divorced as the case may be). Wouldn't you think it should be a good idea to wait for your divorce at least as long as you were engaged to be married.
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