Fun Day in Middle School

It was a fun, busy day working with Mike, Debbie, and all 6 classes of 5th and 6th graders. The kids designed a (mostly) Christmas themed stained glass window as a gift to either their parents or other family member. ACE hardware of Dixon donated all the plexiglass and Deb received a grant for the framing materials, window paints, and leading stuff. Mike stayed up until 5:30 this morning staining all the wood used for the framing. He is the head Elf and cuts the wood to fit each odd-size piece of plexiglass. I am 2nd Elf, in charge of drilling and nailing all the frames together. Debbie is the head mamacita in charge of threading the frames so they can be hung. We all are artists and friends and had a blast teasing each other with side-jokes that the kids hadn't a clue on what we were talking about. Tomorrow is another day of framing and possibly Monday too.

I got home around 3 p.m. and worked in the restaurant for awhile. It's gift certificate season and we make customized certificates for those who call ahead. There must have been 20 that needed to be done, not counting the ones for people who walked in unannouced. Oh's free money until people use them!

Well...gotta get back to the laundry. It sure piles up and there are only two people living here!