bad artwork · Christmas spirit · leather pirate boots · rain · rare gold coins · winter

Rain??

So, the least Christmasy thing ever is RAIN all day the last 3 days.  I mean, even if I DO hate winter, if it were snow, at least it would be putting people in the mood!!  Currently though, the only thing I’m in the mood for is some leather pirate boots to wear to brave the weather.  It’s so sloppy and yucky and trafficky, and it makes me want to drink hot chocolate and stay in my jammies-not be jolly and sing songs!

So, anyways, I’m sitting in a little cafe/restaurant thing that I heard had opened about a mile from my house on the main strip so I thought I’d give it a try.  I like the food a lot so far, but the artwork is simply terrible.  Why is it so rare to find a downhome place with good art taste?   I want to ask them if they would consider taking my artwork-but ironically, the rest of this decor is so bizarre, I’m not even sure good artwork would work in here!!

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Christmas presents · MRDD Residential Services · special needs · teacher gifts · winnie the pooh baby bedding

Services

Can you imagine what it must have been like to have a child with special needs born into your family back in the day (or unfortunately in many minds still today perhaps in some countries).  What can you do with this child?  They couldn’t help you with farming or the family business, couldn’t go to a school, perhaps there weren’t/aren’t even special schools for them to go to.  What a crushing responsibility for a family who is attempting to live off the land!  We are so blessed nowadays to have things like the MRDD Residential Services to help in our homes.

Being a teacher around Christmas time has some serious perks.  So far this year I have gotten 4 packages of home-made goodies, a giant mug, a winnie the pooh tree ornament, 2 gift cards, and a loaf of homemade bread and apple butter.  Who can argue with that?