See, my Father-in-Law in-laws (I have a separate set of in-laws on the Mother-in-Law side, oh joy...) came to visit. So we had a family gathering, managing to get Chaco and Wolfgang to join the fun. Fun is in italics because things usually escalate to a roar when they visit, and this visit progressed as usual.
I wasn't involved, I had a paper to write, so had a good excuse to be somewhat anti-social. Then I was catching up with Chaco and Wolfgang too (they were no part of the roaring either), so didn't get a whole lot of paper writing done. Meego joined us to seek sanctuary from the roaring. I ended up rescuing China too. Napolion managed pretty well on his own.
So yeah, nice day!
Chaco requested a haircut, and then I requested a group photo. A serious photo was out of the question. Chaco wants to always look like an unsmiling assassin in his photos, Meego and Wolfgan prefer to wing it.
Really, I mainly wanted a shot of Chaco's THE LODGES shirt. I'm thankful that the various propaganda is helping to clothe my children.
Nice week too. For one, the weather was pretty agreeable. I actually got Alice, the fair weather bicycle, out for a romp to school one day. I went jacketless! I wore the flowery gloves with no fingers!
And after weeks of saying, "no", I took on a new tutor student this week. Things are going pretty swimmingly with classes, so what the heck. Plus, she's the younger sister of a boy I tutored two years ago, so it was all the more difficult to refuse. So she showed up for our first session, and she actually brought the box of goodies (flash cards) I'd LOANED to her brother and forgot to get back from him.
And we're at mid-terms already for this semester. Yay for being nearly halfway through! Boo for exams! Well, no, even the exams are okay. I'm trying to operate in teacher mode, to see things form their side, and it's all good. But I also really like my instructor who "doesn't believe in exams". Okay! (Seriously??)