Sunday, September 21, 2008

Silver Lining Saturday, part V

Okay, I know I know. Today is really Sunday, but I'm kind of set on this "Silver Lining Saturday" thing, so deal with it! At least it's still technically the weekend, still time to get in my thankfulness post.

So, as Shaggy would say, on with the countdown:

I'm thankful for my family and my upbringing. My in-laws are just too weird, they put the "fun" in dysfunction. And sometimes we need to experience that dysfunction to appreciate the function. Thanks Mom! Dad! Gramma! Wombat! Hagrid! All y'all!

On that note, I'm thankful for my husband's Black Sheepness.

I'm thankful that my latest tutor student is a kid I actually like. You just never know with these tutor kids. Some can be rather bratty, or elitist, or rebellious, or high-maintenance, or [fill in the blank]. I try to develop rapport with all of them, and with some, that's more work than with others, especially with the one-on-one nature of tutoring. This latest kid's an easy one. I hope he kicks some serious entrance exam butt.

I'm thankful for the great weather we've been having. I'm not quite ready for all-cold-all-the-time just yet. Field Day at the elementary school was loads of fun in the sun (even though I was bitten several times by some sort of vampire bug, but that's for later, not for the thankfulness post).

I'm thankful that the Broncos won today. It was close. I really don't have that much of a direct interest in their record, but when they lose, the aforementioned hubby gets grumpy.

I'm thankful, once again, for my bicycle and my enjoyment in riding it. I did our monthy finances this week, we spent a whopping $40 on gas for the whole month of August.

And, I don't mean to be redundant, but I'm (once again) thankful for my blog friends. Such inspiration! Such intelligence! Such colorfulness! Thank you, Al Gore, for the internet *with sarcasm*.

Remember kids! "Keep your feet on the ground, and reach for the stars!" Uh.... That's Casey Kasem. A.k.a Shaggy? Anyone??


terri said...

I love your silver lining posts!

I can so relate to the in-law dysfunction stuff. We have plenty of that going on in our world too. If only I could write about it, I would have endless tales to tell!

Glad you got a good tutor kid. It really must make your job so much more enjoyable when you don't have to work so hard to connect.

$40 in gas? $40! You deserve some kind of award for that! Wow!

Daveman said...

I like dysfunctional. Im dysfunctional. Its a strange place to be.

Im thankful for my friends who still are my friends especially with my wierdness for the last several months. Ok, I have been wierd since day one - but I guess Im talking about my extra serving of wierdness.

Im struggling to getting back to being just plain weirdo me. Its not easy - but I think Im getting there.

Judy said...

I'm in a stupor - $40???? that's it???


sisterbubbles said...

wow $40 dollars!