Sunday, October 14, 2012

Silver Liningness Sunday

The first quarter of the school year came to completion this week.  Grades are in and good.  Well, Wolfgang at least held up his end of  The Agreement.  Squeaked it in.  The cross country season is winding down, so now I need another good-grade incentive until track season begins.  Another xc-mom shared this photo.  Juno much?

Meego had his first band concert of the year this week.  7th grade band, it's like real band now instead of beginner.  They sounded good and all seemed to be having a good time.

I don't normally talk about tutoring here except in general terms - student privacy and all that.  Since I did mention the amusing inquiry I got, I thought I'd update and say that we did begin the brain overhaul this week.  Since I live in a military town, I am often privileged to work with those who are transitioning back to civilian life after serving their country.  Such is the case here.

I mainly mention it though because I blogged earlier on how I wonder about new students' first perceptions of my tattoo?  This guy showed up with a full sleeve.  Tribal type stuff.  Yeah, I got this.

Not much to write home about in movie news.  We watched Super 8 as a family, which was better than I expected.  Then Magnum and I, for some reason, watched "Tomorrow When the War Began".  I thought it was kind of like an After School Special with a bigger than usual budget.

Mexican Train dominoes saved the day.


  1. I'm cracking up! Juno is one of those movies that Kacey and I will drop everything to watch, anytime, anywhere. Yes, that photo is VERY Juno. Of course, because I've seen the movie so much and we have a habit of quoting it, I couldn't help but think about Juno's line, "All I see is pork swords."

    (Just to clarify... the photo didn't make me think it. The reference to Juno did!)

    Mexican Train - FUN game!

    1. Yeah, that's what I first thought of when I saw the photo... not pork swords! Just Juno in general :)

  2. You and your new tattooed tutee sound like a perfect match! I'm sure he'll appreciate your help!
    Glad to hear your boys are doing well. Hard to believe it's the end of the first quarter already. Actually, we're not quite there yet... More proof that we're a little slower in these here parts.

  3. And thus the tattoo question answers itself--Nice.

  4. I enjoyed reading your tattoo post, and it's nice to know it fits in with your new student. I don't think you have to worry about the tattoo with other students in any case. Tattoos are everywhere these days, though the only ink I've got is what spills over when I'm drawing :)