But in the meantime, we'll take advantage. Today I had the bittersweet task of helping Wolfgang get moved back into his dorm. Winter semester starts this coming week. I'm grateful he's enjoying college and doing well, both socially and academically.
After he'd loaded the van up, we pulled out of our neighborhood, and there was no traffic in sight! I think there was some big football game going on nearby or something...
Speaking of nice weather and traffic, I got Alice all registered for school this week. This time of year is usually Bella's time to shine, but it's been so mild lately, that I thought I'd better get a sticker for Alice. That probably jinxed the weather right there. I also got her some ding-a-ling bling. See it?
In other commuter news, I discovered a shortcut to the lovely bike path this week when I was looking for bicycling directions on google maps.
I don't know how long the access shortcut's been there, but it allows me to avoid riding in traffic all the way to school. My old route uses a bike lane along a regular road for about half the commute, and when it snows, the bike lane becomes the holding spot for all of the road vomit, making bicycling there pretty unavailable.
So this was a wonderful discovery! I can totally avoid that stretch and take the lovely bicycling path. I've never been so grateful for such a patch of asphalt before. Thank you, City of Colorado Springs Parks and Rec!
So this week, it's back to the books. I'm half looking forward to it and half cringing. I'm looking forward to seeing my classmates again, and I think this next round of classes will be interesting.
To be honest, last semester was kind of lame as far as my teacher classes went. But I gave the program the benefit of the doubt as those classes were the "weeder" classes, and I'm glad to have them behind me. Now the more interesting stuff should begin.
It was a nice break. Great to have time with all of the kids home and to reflect on my goals for the coming year.