Sunday, March 10, 2013

Silver Liningness Sunday

Aaah, doncha just love springing forward!?  I don't.

But, it's Silver Liningness day, and if changing the clocks is my only gripe, that's a good thing.  It seems like this week went by really fast, and I seemingly got quite a bit done in the process.

And despite yesterday's blizzard, the weather is getting noticeably more springlike. Not only that, but we earthlings also dodged another asteroid!

I was able to set one of my students free this week.  I think his mom was feeling obligated to keep him in tutoring, but he's been doing better, and I was able to remind her that one of my goals is often to work myself out of a job.

Recall  on Friday, I posted a cartoon someone sent me a while back.   I didn't know who the artist was.  Magnum really wanted to know who it was, so hunted him down.

His name is Zachary Kanin.  I appreciate his dry humor.  So, credit where credit is due.  Better late than never.

And I don't know why the above is centered rather than left-justified like I supposedly told it.  But again, if that's my only gripe, that's a good thing.  First world problems:  "My free blog isn't placing the text where I want it".


  1. Congratulations on working your way out of another job!
    Seems like you've had a pretty good week, despite springing forward and having stubborn text. I had the pleasure of actually watching myself lose an hour of sleep. (I needed to wake at 3am, so I set my phone for 1:58 and watched it go from 1:59 to 3:00.) Then I jumped in the shower for work.
    Love the cartoons! Glad Magnum was able to hunt the guy down!

  2. I guess it is a good feeling to work yourself out of another job. But isn't that the trademark of a good teacher? Good luck on resetting all those time pieces. I just now found one that I forgot to reset last fall. I guess that time is really fleeting.

  3. You are a glass-half-full kinda person! There was a blizzard yesterday, but you're still able to see signs of spring. Impressive!

    Congratulations on "losing" a student. You must have one of the few jobs where losing work can be considered a good thing.

  4. Love your "yesterday". Sleeping children can be a joy to add to your gratitudes. Don't feel guilty about not wanting to take walks with your neighbor. We don't have to like everybody, and if that's your me time, you don't have to apologize for it.

    Every week I think I should follow your example and write down my silver linings too, but I don't. At least your posts remind me to think about the stuff I'm grateful for that week. Thanks!

  5. I have never understood Daylight Saving Time. How does depriving me of an hour of sleep save daylight???

  6. The only thing I like about the time change is that it's no longer DARK at 5pm. And that makes me very happy.

    You had another blizzard? DAMMIT!

    Kudos to the student you were tutoring. Obviously when they are ready to leave, it means you've done a good job.

  7. Ha ha the cartoons cracked me up!

  8. So you found the artist - good! He's funny. In the first cartoon, role playing "Dr. Hubby" has quite a girth himself.