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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Silver Liningness Sunday

Really, Thanksgiving week is already coming to an end?  Awww... time flies when you're having fun.

And a nice week it's been.  Magnum, Wolfgang, and Meego had the whole week off.  My last tutor row was Tuesday, and it's been pretty much a lazy fest ever since.

I picked Chaco up Tuesday night after the tuting.  Once again, I'm thankful he's at a college that is so closeby.  Also, the choice for him to live at the dorms gives us the best of both worlds.  He's become noticeably more independent and self-directed, but at the same time, I can be waiting for a tutor student and text him:

"Whachu doing for the rest of the week?"

"I can come home tonight if someone picks me up"

"Okay, I'll leave the library in a couple of hours and getcha"

BAM!  Done.

While he was here, he said he needed a project.  I made several suggestions.  Most included the clean up of various forms of debris, and strangely (not) he passed on those.  Finally, I just asked him to make me a new blog banner.  He wanted to see what I currently had, then deemed it so wrong on several levels.

In sticking with the crosswalk theme, he went out at around dusk to My Office and snapped this pic of the lay of the land going away from the school where the friendly neighborhood coyote pack lives:


Yes, he stopped traffic just in order to get the "walk" signal instead of The Hand.  Oh well, it was Thanksgiving Day afternoon.

He played with the image for a while and ended up with that new banner up there.  I like it.  There are still several projects of the debris-clean-up variety.  Anyone?

So while we had a low-key Thanksgiving without a houseful of relatives and assorted guests or travel plans, it's been a nice recharging week.  It included a few bicycle joyrides, NO black Friday shopping, Daniel Craig, various board games and card games, friends hanging out with friends, and turkey trotting.

And both Magnum and I got another year older this week.  Well, actually, we'd been working on that the entire year as was everyone else,  but Thanksgiving time makes it official for us.  So nice that there's a national holiday to commemorate our birthdays.

For the record, he's still older than I am.
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8 comments:

terri said...

Love the new banner!

Sounds like a perfectly relaxing kind of week. I completely agree. It's over way too soon.

lotta joy said...

Yours is the second blog to mention coyotes and we had a regular chorus of them outside last night. Must be a moon phase, but when our little white ball of fluff goes out in the middle of the night, it's damn eerie to the max.

meleah rebeccah said...

The new banner is absolutely perfect! And I am happy to hear you had a nice relaxing few days! The past few days have really kicked my ass. Today is the first day I am able to be still!

LL Cool Joe said...

Love the new banner. Very clever. Sounds like you had a relaxing week. I hope you had a great birthday too.

Linda Hensley said...

Happy belated birthday! Happy belated Thanksgiving! The new banner makes me smile after all your crossing guard stories. Perfect!

jennyfer black said...

I love your new banner Abby. It's so you. It's nice to know that you've rested well. Time is short when you're having fun. More holidays is coming don't you worry.
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ShadowRun300 said...

I noticed the new banner on your last post and loved it! How cool that it was Chaco who designed it!
Sounds like you had a great week! Sorry to hear your back at it this week. I finally have a day off, so Thanksgiving break starts now! ;)

Rock Chef said...

He is still older? Watch out, you do catch up in the end!

According to Abbott and Costello:

One is 40, the other is 10. Four times as old.

10 years later, one is 20, the other is 50. Two and a half times as old.

Another 10 years later, one is 30, the other is 60. Now only twice as old!