Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Last day of school for 2012

Well, I survived the last day of school for 2012!  I had 9 kidlets absent yesterday. I only had 21 kids and one went off to another class' party, so then I was down to 20!  Whoo, whoo!  We didn't do much work...just some math puzzles, a couple of crosswords, and a January, 2013 calendar so that they know WHEN to return to school. A mother brought in 31 cupcakes for the class, which was very nice. I actually get 3 weeks off, so the kids don't come back until January 14!  That's LATE AND we have a holiday the next Monday (Martin Luther King's birthday).  Then, we have 2 holidays in February and then spring break in March.  April will be L-O-N-G and so will May...but, then SUMMER vacation will be here!  Our principal was very kind and invited all the staff to a party at the Yard House in Rancho Mirage, so I went because a colleague asked me to introduce her to red wine.  I found a nice Pinot Noir for her.  A bunch of us ordered chicken lettuce wraps, which were yummy!  Then I walked over to the Ben & Jerry's shop to buy hubby some fudge nut ice cream (since he stayed at home) :-)  Here's my friend and colleague, Kelly, enjoying her Pinot Noir!~ And a good time was had by all!!!


cheyenne jones said...

Got to hand it to you, good way to end school!

Barb said...

Wow Cheryl, you've got a decent amount of down time. Are you going to the mountains? Give me a call and perhaps we can hook up.