Wednesday, April 30, 2008
  modern-day snowday

snow day, originally uploaded by t-squared.

this morning at 5 a.m., chris's alarm went off. it plays some a.m. news station... before he could hit snooze, he heard something about FAU being on lockdown, which he reported to me. i woke up long enough to listen to the report that someone had fired a gun on campus last night at a party (or something), injuring one. thus, the school was on lockdown and all classes were cancelled.

sweeeeeeeeet! so while i was supposed to have a 10:30-1 class, i instead slept until 10. it felt gooood, esp. since i had stayed up past 2 working on the final things for this class, which were due today.

the class meeting today was just a "publication party" - the teacher gave us the option of a final test or this party, at which we would read from our "best work of the term." yes, i was REALLY looking forward to it.

i still wanted to let the boca doggies out to go potty, so i packed maggie and sebastian in the car and we took a drive up to boca and played in patty's yard for a while. i got lots of pictures. :)

i also got macy's treat bucket out in the mail. instead of just sending suckers, i sent a pail *full* of goodies. suckers, animal crackers, a my little pony (knockoff), flavored chapstick, sidewalk chalk, a dora tin, etc. whenever she uses the big-girl potty, kamille will pull something out of the from-stacey pail... this saves me from getting these "collection" calls for a while, as cute as they are. i hope it helps kamille!

anyway, out to dinner now... !

What a great idea. And a sweet reminder of Aunt Stacey. ;)
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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