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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Silver Liningness Sunday

I haven't seen the sun since Wednesday.  That's not necessarily something I'm thankful for on this silver liningness day, it's just newsworthy because we get spoiled here and rarely go so many days in a row without sunshine.  If my usual sunny disposition is lacking, you've been forewarned.

AND I see it as a good thing if all I have to whine about is cloudy skies.  For starters, we won Magnum's office football pool last weekend.  That was actually our second win of the season, and since cash is committed up front, we are now guaranteed to finish in the black.  We're a whopping four bucks above break even!  Oh, it's gonna be a good Christmas this year!

Remember Meego's hair last week?  And my to-do list?  While other things have been added to the to-do's, Meego has about half the hair he had last week.  Yay!

Wolfgang and I hung out a bit on Friday.  He'd ordered a long board that was due to arrive at our house Friday afternoon.  I took him to the mall to get a helmet and he needed a couple of things for his dorm.  He stayed for dinner.  I'd forgotten how much that kid eats.  I think we got a deal on the university meal plan.

And, with this yuck weather, I want to express my thankfulness for the bus service.  I've mentioned the parking hassles at the university, in addition to my aversion to driving around town in general.  I rode the bus twice last week, and am finding it very convenient and reliable - even on the freezing-cold-traffic-mess day.  Riding the bike was out of the question as bike paths and lanes were covered in ice and road vomit on both of those days.

And oh yeah, there was my birthday last week.  Magnum's birthday is today, so I guess that whole "grow old together" is still on schedule.
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9 comments:

  1. Good for you for finding a silver lining on those persistent clouds. None of it sounds fun to me.
    Another win? My goodness! I'm sending my kids to your house for Christmas. Mario could use a new back pack, and Amp's always got his hand out for money. He'll happily take those 4 bucks.
    Tell Magnum happy birthday! How sweet that he's not letting you grow older by yourself. :)

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    1. We've got a failproof system for picking winning football! (Whose uniform do I like better or the happy coin toss)

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  2. Love your view of "grow old together". Hope you had a joyful birthday, and winning the money must have cranked up the joy some. Glad you are taking the bus and staying warm and not riding the bike in the ice and cold.

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    1. Given the choice of grow old or don't, I guess we'll go for the do.

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  3. Glad you are enjoying the bus rides - guess you get a better class of passenger where you are :-)

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    1. My route thankfully avoids the don't-take-the-bus-there places.

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  4. One thing that's really struck me since having a couple of kids move out of the house is how much my grocery bill has shrunk. I sure notice how quickly the food disappears when they're at home.

    Sorry to hear about the lack of sun. It's that time of year, I guess. I try to appreciate it when it's not cloudy because I know there will be many gray days ahead.

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  5. Hey, happy late b.day! It's cold here but I will take it, as it's sunny. 33 and freezing rain sucks.

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  6. I missed your birthday! Happy Belated. I'm backtracking through your posts; wondering if I'll see Meego's hair and maybe an account of your celebration. Surely you did...

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