After getting all the kids established back to school, this week was my turn. One week in, and I'm happy with my decision to go back to the halls of edumcation.
I was being a bit of an ingrate, grousing about Cookie Lady asking me to tutor her son. But really, I do love teaching. That's the main reason I find it so hard to say "no" when someone asks. And that is the reason I'm jumping through the various hoops to get my license so that I can teach even more.
Also, I mustn't forget the days when I first started taking private tutoring jobs, how I was willing to tutor anyone for anything just to have students. Now, I'm able to teach my favorite subjects and to have to turn business away.
Life is good.
Speaking of life, recall that we just moved King Reese the snake to a much bigger tank after he'd outgrown his 20-gallon long tank. That left us with a lonely 20-gallon long tank. Meego has been project manager on renovations to transform it into a lush vivarium.
It's nearly ready for plants and critters now. Plus, it's a nice project for him, with some help from Magnum and me, as the three of us adjust to being just the three of us.
Also, after a week of true bicycle commuting to school, I can give a highly favorable review of the new bicycle tires.
When I went to the bike shop to replace the old tires, I had no idea there were so MANY varieties. A technician brought out a fat fat catalogue, and we stuck our noses in it to find just the right thing for Tessa and me and our commute.
Their greenness aside, after a week of putting them to work, these tires are noticeably a perfect choice.
They grab the curves, are smooth and fast on the straights, and can deal with a fair amount of road debris. They were actually designed with bicycle messengers in mind. Cool!
So, a shout out to the Kenda tire company, and also to Bike Tech Byron, who I don't think got any commission for helping me pick them out. The green was (mainly) his idea.
As always, I'm grateful for blog friends and readers who continue to keep me entertained, inspired, and connected. I hope everyone has a fun Labor Day Weekend! Holiday for the working man! (and woman). Plumber Butts all around!