March 24, 2008
Woke up to a spring snow this morning. Just a dusting, but still everything looked beautiful. There’s something about seeing snow and forsythia together. Funny thing is, the local schools were open. Had the same amount of snow fallen in February, school would have been cancelled. But the state’s standardized tests are right around the corner, so it’s all testing all the time in the classrooms right now. They can’t afford a snow day now. Gotta teach to that test! It’s really quite infuriating….
As a loyal Democrat I never thought I’d say this, but could someone please — PLEASE! — put a muzzle on Bill Clinton? Make it a big, strong one. Because he doesn’t seem to have any trouble speaking around the foot that’s already lodged in his mouth.
Have to finish revising book II of Blood of the Southlands this week, and then I have to start writing the third book of the series. I also have the opening reception for my photo exhibit on Wednesday. On Thursday I drive to Virginia for the Virginia Festival of the Book. I’ll be doing a panel there on Friday with L. E. Modesitt, Jr. and Steve White. Busy week. Time to work.