Really, winter, enough already of your coldhearted nonsense

NEIGHBORS

January 21, 1994|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

Cabin fever reared its ugly head this week.

Seven days of cold-enforced family togetherness has everyone on edge. We've eaten enough soup to float a battleship and consumed cakes, cookies, pizzas, sandwiches, sodas, popcorn and bag after bag of munchies.

Between brownouts, the Nintendo has been red hot and so are the arguments over who won. Even my couch-potato spouse has tired of scanning the channels in search of a program to hold his interest for more than a minute or two.

Every time I sit down to write or take a quick break between marathon cooking sessions somebody has a problem that needs my attention. I've mediated enough disagreements between cranky kids that I'm ready to banish them to the great outdoors forever . . . or 15 minutes at least.

Warmer weather will return soon to soothe frazzled nerves. The news of a slight rise in the temperature this weekend could signal a return to normal activities. That thought and a well-stocked pantry should see us through.

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Bad weather has postpone two activities this weekend in Pasadena.

* The Stoney Creek Democratic Club's two-day flea market has been re-scheduled from this weekend to Feb. 5 and 6. The times remain the same: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tables are available for $9 per day. Vendors can set up as early as 6 a.m. Feb. 5 and leave their merchandise overnight if they rent tables for both days.

Information: Rich Ames, 437-9388.

* VFW Post 2462 has postponed its bull, shrimp and oyster roast that was to be held tomorrow from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Another date for the roast will be announced later.

Information: 437-5629.

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St. Jane Frances School will celebrate school spirit week next week with a host of activities.

On Monday, each grade will dress in assigned colors.

Tuesday will be Western Day. Students can wear cowboy hats, scarves, jeans, flannel shirts and boots. Girls can wear Little House on the Prairie-style dresses and bonnets. No holsters or six-shooters allowed.

Wednesday is reading-exchange day. Older students will read to students in the lower grades.

Thursday is Rock 'n' Roll 1950s Day. Students can dress in poodle skirts, bobbie socks, jeans, saddle shoes, rolled-up sleeves and scarves.

Dress-up days will end Friday with Disney Day, where students can wear Mickey or Minnie sweat shirts, "ear" hats or other Disney character T-shirts.

Other activities will include a scavenger hunt, daily school trivia games, self-portrait drawing, classroom door decorations and a display of clubs and organizations open to students.

Homeroom teachers will count the number of participants in spirit week activities.

At the end of the week, the homeroom with the most participation will receive an award.

Information: 255-4750.

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