We had a lovely time and everyone was able to attend except my nephew who is away at college and working and my brother in law who is visiting HIS mother in the Azores.
School began last Monday and I must say that there is no "easing back" into school these days.
Lollipop Pop came home with gobs of homework and a quiz to study for the next day.
Sugar Plum Fairy was great the first two days, but I could feel a meltdown on the horizon.
Homework was taking every bit of 4 hours (staying focused and on task was posing challenges)
Full blown meltdown for her came on Thursday.
Mine occurred on Tuesday night!
Her's stemmed from getting side tracked in class and not writing all of the vocabulary words down in time before they were erased.
Mine stemmed from trying to get dinner on the table to meet everyone's oddball schedules.
After a weekend and some downtime, this week seems to be much better for everyone.
I also finally hung my pencil sharpener.
I am a happy girl!
I saw this article recently and wanted to share with you.
Not being a huge fan of Las Vegas, I had never given much thought as to what the churches must deal with there...although now, I am guessing that their collection might be the easiest thing to deal with.
Anyway...had you heard of this?
Do Las Vegas churches accept gambling chips?
This may come as a surprise to those of you not living in
Las Vegas but there are more Catholic churches than casinos.
Not surprisingly, some worshipers at Sunday services will
give casino chips rather than cash when the basket is passed.
Since they get chips from many different casinos, the
churches have devised a method to collect the offerings.
The churches send all their
collected chips to a nearby Franciscan monastery for sorting and then the chips
are taken to the casinos of origin and cashed in.