Daily Archives: December 9, 2008

Inauguration Day a Holiday Near the Beltway

All of the other school districts in the area had Inauguration day off but Montgomery County Public Schools didn’t — until a few hours ago.

Here’s the text of the announcement:

MCPS To Be Closed on January 20 Inauguration Day
December 9, 2008

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted today (Dec. 9) to designate Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009, as a holiday in Montgomery County Public Schools. All schools and offices will be closed.

In its resolution approving the change to the current school calendar, the Board also noted that Inauguration Day will be designated as a school system holiday in all future years when Inauguration Day occurs.

The resolution, put forward by Board member Christopher Barclay, was passed unanimously. “I am very pleased that the Board decided to close the schools on Inauguration Day, not only on January 20, 2009, but from this point forward,” said Mr. Barclay. “Our students and their families can celebrate the inauguration of our country’s president.”

Holiday Panic

Holiday panic is here.

I didn’t think I’d get it this year. Things were fine.

Until today. I just panicked. I don’t know if I’m exchanging gifts with the in-laws this year. I’ve still got to mail some things. I’ve not begun shopping for my daughter. I still need to order my husband’s gifts. We’re hosting Dean’s holiday party on the 20th and I’m hosting a neighborhood coffee on Friday. I need to schedule an eye doctor appt before we leave and then there are meets and tournaments. I’ve got a lot of work for work-work to do as well.

We’re flying back “home” this year for a very short visit and I’m afraid to look at the calendar to see how long it is until we leave.

It will all work out, but damn. I wish I could enjoy the “Happiest time of the year”.