Sunday, August 30, 2009

Silver Liningness, Vol. 2, part 2

It's all grey and overcast outside. A little misty. Like one big cloud from horizon to horizon. Perfect setting for silver liningness!(?)

Hard to believe that August is already coming to an end. The kids are well established into the school year now it seems. Had a back-to-school nite thing at Meego's school. I'm getting the vibe that it will be a good year for all of the kiddos.

Just yesterday, I kicked off another LSAT class. It's always nice to start another round with new fresh-faced law student wannabes. They all seem nice. Hopefully the feeling is mutual.

On that note, there was a parade going on downtown not far from where I was teaching yesterday. It was a Welcome Home/Military Appreciation parade for our local troops. I was giving the class a test after we had discussed not letting ambient noise and other things distract their focus, when along came three F-16's in formation to thoroughly buzz our classroom! What timing! It reminded me that I am thankful for our military. And thanks to those pilots for helping with yesterday's lesson. Twice!

Speaking of lessons, Chaco is coming along nicely with the driving. He's pretty much got his clutch/gas coordination thing down and is able to drive me around to run errands now. I think he takes pride in knowing how to drive a stick when he knows adults who don't have it. Yesterday's excursion featured hydroplaning potential, poor visibility, malfunctioning traffic lights, and a particularly bad driver in a parking lot. Chaco, I, and the car all survived!

We have a new dentist (oh boy!). Our insurance provider changed, so we needed to find another and did so. Someone right in the neighborhood. Magnum went last week and gives them good reviews. He's getting a crown that he's needed for a while. A gold one ("so I can harvest it from your body if you die before I do"). This is his first crown. I, on the other hand, have had 6 crown procedures in regards to the 3 crowns currently in my head. This makes me still and forever The Queen.


  1. wow - THREE crowns? I only have one that I had put on twice and I HATE it. I find it impossible to eat things like steak or popcorn without pain of the food somehow working its way into the gum-line under the crown.

    Enjoy the school year!

  2. Crown or no crown - my mom's the Queen. Ask my boys. I have two - one on top of another. I'm sure there are more in my future.

  3. 3 crowns? Sheeze. Bet those weren't fun or cheap. You really put your money where you mouth is.

    I hate changing doctors/dentists. Never like getting up close & personal with a stranger all over again.

  4. I'm impressed that Chaco is learning to drive a stick. I've never had the chance.

    Good to hear the kids are all off to a good start with the school year. I hope it's smooth sailing for the next nine months for everyone.

  5. It concerns me that Pateriko will be 15 this coming month and we haven't even begun to THINK about him driving. I don't even know how to approach that. I mean, he definitely wants to, but I'm not sure I can take it. :P You sound so calm about it...

  6. Law student wannabes are *nice* in your neck of the woods? Don't let them fool you - that's just what they want you to think!