Back to work tomorrow

@GardenGerty (91019)
Marion, Kansas
October 29, 2017 9:45pm CST
It has been a good weekend. Tomorrow is back to work. The kids will be very wound up, as Tuesday is Halloween. We have a little parade at the end of the day in costumes. Of course the rest of the week the kids will be overly high on sugars and goodies. Never a dull moment, for sure.
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@YrNemo (8548)
30 Oct
Fun time for teachers this coming week!
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
Oh, I can hear the sarcasm in your typing. They do not get quite so worked up about Thanksgiving, but after Halloween they know that Christmas is coming.
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@YrNemo (8548)
30 Oct
@GardenGerty One of the kindergarten teachers used to tell us parents, 'children are harder to control after a party with red drinks and lots of sweets!'
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct
@YrNemo When my kids were in school the school was asking for healthy drinks and treats. I would mix cranberry, apple and grape. Nice color, good taste, lots of health and a bit more pricey than Kool aid.
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@LadyDuck (121798)
• Switzerland
30 Oct
I have spent the Sunday in Italy with my mother. It has been a nice visit, but I feel pretty tired today.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
I hope your mother is doing well. Be sure to get some good rest for yourself.
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@LadyDuck (121798)
• Switzerland
30 Oct
@GardenGerty My mother is well thank you, of course some minor problems due to the very old age.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct
@LadyDuck It seems we cannot stop the aging process at all.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
30 Oct
I'm working Halloween but have the day after off. I'm glad over hyper kids and retail is not a good combo
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
The day after will be all the greedy adults looking for half price goodies left over.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
30 Oct
@GardenGerty they're already greedy adults looking for dollar candy. We've sold thousands of dollars of candy. Which is impressive since all our candy is $1
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct
@thislittlepennyearns Wow. Some of the same will claim to have no money for food, afterwards.
@just4him (91947)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Oct
No, there isn't. I hope your day goes well, as well as your week.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct
Yes, and you cannot reason with these kids. We tried to talk about healthy food, vs yummy food yesterday, and boy was someone mad. Wasn't me.
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@just4him (91947)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Oct
@GardenGerty I don't know why someone would get mad about eating healthy, but it is Halloween after all and the kids probably don't want to be made to feel guilty about all the candy they're going to get or got if you had trick or treat yesterday as some did. We have ours today.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Nov
@just4him The conversation, in all fairness, was with a mentally retarded child. We were talking about a variety of foods and sweet treats. She was angry when we said that although ice cream is yummy, it is not a good healthy food and you should eat small amounts. It depends on the child, and what they grew up with, etc. For many, sweet goodies are comfort and love.
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@PainsOnSlate (19213)
• Canada
30 Oct
We live in a quiet neighborhood where most homes are childless but a few on the street will be stopping by, I need to go buy some candy after my visit tot he YMCA this afternoon.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct
This is the first year I have refused to buy candy. I know no one will come, and I will not sabotage myself with it.
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• Canada
3 Nov
@GardenGerty I bought a package of 30, knowing it would be more than we needed, I had about 20 kids in two big groups, all of them little so when they left I turned my lights off.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Nov
@PainsOnSlate That is reasonably even.
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@jobelbojel (5052)
• Philippines
30 Oct
Take care. I am now back to work. First of the week. Last Monday of the month.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
For me that means payday is that much closer.
• Philippines
30 Oct
@GardenGerty ok cool. May paycheck is every 10th and 25th of every of the month.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct
@jobelbojel We get paid on the fifth.
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@sallypup (21879)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Oct
Have fun with the little rug rats. I don't envy you.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
I do not envy me either.
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@sallypup (21879)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Oct
@GardenGerty At least you'll get some exercise.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct
@sallypup Exercise is part of every day for me.
@Hannihar (12729)
6 Dec
So is your life still so full as it was in October?
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Dec
Life has been pretty full. Mostly with medical of late. Oh and also with me taking my sister shopping.
@Hannihar (12729)
7 Dec
@GardenGerty Sounds like you have a busy life Heather.
@spiderdust (2758)
• San Jose, California
30 Oct
My daughter's school's costume parade is in the morning, and then they change out of their costumes and return to a normal school day.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct
I think that would be impossible. Normal day of school on Halloween seems and oxymoron to me.
• San Jose, California
1 Nov
@GardenGerty They somehow managed it, although I don't know how well the kids behaved through the day compared to other days.
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• Pamplona, Spain
30 Oct
Have fun on Tuesday and enjoy it. All kiddies here are excited as well.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct
I think I will dress up as an "old woman" I have on purple and will add a red hat.
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• Pamplona, Spain
31 Oct
@GardenGerty I will be dressing up as me as I have quite a lot on my plate at the moment but I still enjoy the feeling of Halloween anyway and am thankful there are trickers or treaters as they are not very nice here.
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@JudyEv (100851)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Oct
If it's not one thing it is another isn't it?
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
All these breaks in routine keep things from being boring but they certainly are hard for very small kids and special needs kids to understand waiting and not letting it disrupt learning.
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@JudyEv (100851)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Oct
@GardenGerty I can understand that.
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@Courtlynn (50722)
• United States
30 Oct
Hope its a great day and week at work
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
It keeps the days varied, that is for sure.
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@Courtlynn (50722)
• United States
30 Oct
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@kepweng (6349)
31 Oct
is thier No hioliday in halloween?
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct
Nope, no holiday for Halloween, unless it falls during school conferences. Our holidays are mostly government, with some religious ones.
@Mareena (452)
30 Oct
Working day after a weekend is damn boring. But working day after a weekend with festive days ahead is marvellous!!
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct
It probably will all depend on my attitude.
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@nangayo (2305)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 Oct
I am already working this Monday hoping you have a nice working week ahead.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct
I will take it one day at a time.
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• China
30 Oct
The kids 'excitement will rise to fever pitch on Halloween.I have heard of the slogon"trick or treat".
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
Yes, trick or treat, costumes, candy, prizes and parties. It makes it very hard for them to concentrate.
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@maezee (27796)
• United States
30 Oct
Kids do sure love Halloween! Have a good week.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
Any excuse to change the schedule.
@sharon6345 (109689)
• United States
30 Oct
a lot of fun for them.
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
It is going to be really cold for their parade.
@andriaperry (33071)
• Anniston, Alabama
30 Oct
Gotta Love Life!
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
Yep, that is true.
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
30 Oct
We never had Halloween celebrations growing up in Britain although they do it now. I never did it with my children either in Jamaica as as Catholics it is All.Soul's Eve. Things are different now and children do.come to me so I.must remember to.buy candy tomorrow!
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@GardenGerty (91019)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
I am in a town that will have a community celebration. I will not buy candy for the house as I will eat it all.
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