Saturday, June 13, 2009

Silver Lining Saturday, part XLIII

Happy Saturday the 13th! And a glorious day it is.

First of all, I'm happy just to be sitting here. I'm currently between classes, and since by their nature, I typically teach on evenings and weekends. I do enjoy my job, but it's nice to have a Saturday morning off, sitting here barefoot and with hair going in all directions.

All of the kids' report cards have come in at this point, and I'm very pleased with their grades. We'd experienced some "slacker" periods with both Chaco and Wolfgang in the past, so it's good to see them taking things a bit more seriously. Meego, having just finished 3rd grade, has yet to develop his own slacker style.

And with summer break being in full swing, what better thing to do than move to the great outdoors? Camp Caveman has officially begun with the setting up of the tent in the backyard. Yes, it's about 10 feet from the back door, but just visualize, people! (Quick! Distract them while I change the locks!)

And speaking of the back yard, note the non-jungle look. Yes, I did manage to find an agreeable weed whacker that sent Wolfgang a-whacking like a wild one! It did the job, he got a power tool fix, and we can now navigate through to the back gate. I am, however, still searching for Tarzan. I know he's back there somewhere.

Wolfgang sold two airsoft guns recently. I could hardly believe the price of those things when he bought them. Now that he's sold them, I can hardly believe the price that people are willing to pay for used airsoft guns. He's managing his money wisely, decided that he wasn't that much into airsoft, and sold these for a decent wad of cash.

I had an absolutely lovely bike ride this morning, without the morbidly large number of dead birds that I experienced last saturday morning. That's nice...



  1. No Tarzan? Keep searching. He's out there somewhere. I would think the leopard print loin cloth would be a dead give-away.

    Sounds like the weather has finally turned summer-like. Glad you were able to enjoy it dead-bird-free!

  2. I like the tent in the backyard idea. I am going to have to pick up one of those. The boy would love it..kind of a way to change things up a bit.

  3. We do the tent-in-the-backyard deal too, only we do it in FEBRUARY. It is 110 degrees in the shade here with humidity you could wash clothes in. No tent sleeping unless a full-size a/c unit comes with!

  4. There is nothing cooler than backyard camping. Well, maybe there is, but not a whole lot.Good job on the jungle and thanks for the encouraging words, too.

  5. Always a lot to be thankful for. Backyard camping is better than no camping.

  6. Um, bird flu perhaps? No wait, I forget - it's all about the swine flu now... I'm obviously not one of the epidemiological cool-kids...