Saturday, December 13, 2008

Silver Lining Saturday, part XVII

Another silver lined week, this makes number 17 since I started this thankful exercise. Today's the 13th so I'm feelin' lucky!

For starters, I'm thankful that I'm not nursing a hangover this morning. We went to Magnum's office party last night, and I was a good girl.

On that note, with the economy the way it is and employment numbers being the way they are, I'm thankful for Magnum's job as well as mine. I'd never met his current boss before last night's party, and he seems like a good guy and there seems to be a general sense of security within their department.

And I'm thankful that it's finally starting to look and feel like winter around here. The kids had their first snow day of the school year on Tuesday, and we've finally got a couple of good snowstorms under our belts. When it's too nice out for too long, I start to get anxious. Not because I'm fretting about global warming, but because I think that it will all catch up with us in one big major major snow DUMP if we go too long without. Like precipitation constipation.

I'm thankful that we've got some specific ideas of what to get the kids for Christmas that are in a reasonable price range.... not that I've done anything about it yet. But there's plenty of time, it's only mid-Decem... CRAP!!

I'm thankful for geeky kids. Chaco had an assignment to create a Rube Goldberg device, with at least 8 steps, for his science class, the purpose of which was to powder a brownie. He and his geeky friend constructed this huge contraption that I was actually getting a bit concerned about the size of. It took up nearly a third of our "wreck" room. They needed a ride to and from school just to transport the pieces. But apparently, they got the highest score in the class. Size does make a difference.... well, when it's properly utilized.


  1. It's always a good idea to behave yourself at the office Christmas party. It's one thing to make a complete fool of yourself around strangers, but people you have to face in polite company again? Not so much. I'm sure Magnum is happy about it too. It would suck to be the office joke.

  2. Wowee - do you think you can post the plans to that science project? I might need them in a few years...

  3. I was just thinking how thankful we should be that my husband has a job, even if he hates it.

    I really need a dose your thankfulness, I know I have a lot to be thankful for...I just have a hard time right now thinking about it.

  4. I agree with Terri. Office parties are great opportunities to make yourself look like a total idiot in front of all your (or Magnum's) co-workers. Hard to live down some reputations. Had one co-worker who quite happy with herself when she got "frisky" with the CEO. Needless to say, she is still living with that legend.