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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Silver Lining Saturday, part XXX

Yeah! Triple-X, peeps!

The weekend has arrived and it's time to look back on the good things of the week.

I mentioned the alien in-laws visiting last weekend. It was actually a pretty enjoyable visit. We did a something-to-do-to-entertain-out-of-town-visitors-on-a-snowy-day activity and visited the Museum of Mining and Industry. We happened to get there just as a bunch of future school teachers were arriving for their "field trip". "Math and Science for Educators" was the class, I asked one of them. So we got to tag along with them and have a grand tour and learn a lot of cool stuff. The stepmom-in-law also brought cookies, mangoes, and beer. She always good for dessert, fruit, and alcohol, and once again, didn't disappoint.

I was pretty busy with volunteer stuff this week and pretty productive with work. I also got SUCKERED INTO helping out with school pics next week. I guess it's nice to be wanted. Shut up, this is silver lining Saturday, so I'm scraping!

And we can't forget the "day of The Fire". After things settled down, all us neighbors that gathered to gawk were milling around counting the blessings, the what-ifs. Anthony just happened to come up the street just as the fire got out of control. It's been super windy around here lately, but it just happened to be very calm that day. And yeah, it's so true. Something like that happens and I couldn't help thinking, "oh, I am SO gonna blog this". Thought about running to get the camera, but decided maybe not.

Meego had the day off from school yesterday. "Teacher Work Day" they call it. Makes me wonder what the teachers are supposedly doing when the kids are at school. Anyway, we had a lazy day together. Took a bike ride over to the BMX track. Meego rode the woomps. I watched.
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6 comments:

Beej said...

Has 30 weeks gone by since you started this? That seems...IMPOSSIBLE.

I always like to hear your positives on Saturday Abby, even if it makes me feel ungrateful. You're a pal.

terri said...

I don't think the teachers really go to those workshops when the kids are off. We all know that's why they wanted to become teachers - for all those days off!

Judy said...

I must say one of the "perks" to becoming a teacher was summers and other days off...never happened. With all the inservice and workshops I constantly had to attend, I felt like I was gyped!

It is nice to be wanted - I keep repeating that to myself when this baseball team mom stuff keeps popping into my head...

Husbands Anon said...

Trying to picture a museum of mining and industry- they drop ya down a dark hole with a caged canary?
It does seem a little like justice to have teachers going on a class outing. Hope they got homework...

Duble said...

When I was about 13, my dad's mine was shut down for somereason, so he got the gig as security guard for a couple months till it reopened.

He took me on a "tour" of the mine in a little white truck.

I'll pass on the mining history tour.

brandy101 said...

*Woomps,* I am guessing, is a technical term???