Sunday, May 20, 2012

Silver Liningness Sunday

As I've already dished, this past week was a busy one.  But it was all for goodness sake!

Note the wrinkle-free gown.
Someone here can iron!

The highlight was Chaco's graduation from high school.  We never expected him to not graduate, but it's still not something to be taken for granted.

I know HE was ready to be finished and is looking forward to being all Joe College starting in the fall.  He's going to major in computer science at the local university, and we've heard very positive things about the program. 

I've actually taught a few students that attend or have attended this university, and I think it's a good fit for Chaco.  I'm glad he chose it.  Plus it's close, so the Mom factor is high :)

In other silver liningness, the school year is winding down.  Wolfgang and Meego have one more week to endure - as do us crossing guards.  I stopped by the elementary school last week after some PTO friends told me about gift cards for the staff.  I had a nice chat with the principal while there AND picked up my gift card.

As also mentioned earlier, Meego had another birthday this week.  This ended up taking a bit of a backseat to all the graduation hoopla, but yesterday we had a belated Meego Day.  We spent the afternoon at a local "family fun center" arcade type place.  I learned that I suck at auto racing games, but can still give Pac Man ghosts a run.  Afterwards, we went out for Chinese food.

So it was a busy week, but a good busy.  Have I mentioned lately how much I appreciate the blog friends who visit and comment?   I was glad to be able to keep up with my daily blogging this week, and even though I didn't answer as many comments as I'd liked, I got a kick out of all of them.

But really, busy weeks like this remind how busy all of us are with family and work and life.  I really appreciate that people stop by to read and say nice things!


agg79 said...

Congrats to Chaco on his accomplishment! He's off to a good start. And High Fives to his parents as well. I know he wouldn't have made it without a little love and encouragement (and a cattle prod) from his parents. Good job mom!

And Thank You for posting as much as you do. I'm a real slacker when it come to posting up comments regularly like you do. Great to read up on how you are able to juggle family, life, school, a rescue dog and some really great art without the help of some controlled substances going batty. Thanks for your comments as well.

D.Shawnte said...

Congratulations to Chaco! That's quite an accomplishment :3. You raised a fine son, i'm sure he'll have a great future to look forward to ^~^!

Scott said...

Congratulations to Chaco!

terri said...

Congratulations to Chaco! Sounds like he's got a good idea of where his future is going. Good for him! And I'm sure you're happy he'll stay close to home. Will he live on campus or commute?

And did Meego's birthday present ever arrive?

Abby said...

Thanks, Chaco's going to live on campus with one of his friends. And yes, Meego's present was only a day late. He's over it!

ShadowRun300 said...

Congratulations to Chaco!!
I may have mentioned once or twice how busy my weeks are, so I can totally relate. I'm impressed and thankful that you have managed to post something everyday. Reading your posts is a way for me to disconnect from all the stresses we're dealing with. And thank you for taking the time to comment and give encouragement on my blog, even during your busy week.
Have a great last week of crossing guard duties!
and btw.... what's up with your foot? If that were me, I'd totally be whining about it on my blog! :)

Abby said...

Thanks, and I am totally whining internally about my foot. I might have to spill over to the blog. Stay tuned.

Anita said...

The boy is becoming a man. Bittersweet. I know he'll do well and make his parents even more proud.

Yes, blog friends are nice to have. :)