Sunday, August 18, 2013

Silver Liningness Sunday

Our final week of summer break has been a bit eventful.  Chaco moved into his dorm a couple of days ago.  He's in an apartment dorm this year, so no meal plan, but they've got a kitchen.  He's having to learn the fine art of budgeting for food.  I'm trying to stay out of the helicopter.

Wolfgang moves into his dorm this coming week and classes begin next week.  Meego goes back on Tuesday.

As for me, I took a lovely bicycle ride to the university this morning.  I want to bicycle commute as much as practical, and I had a route mapped out in my head, but had never actually ridden the whole way before this morning.

It was actually a relatively bicycle friendly commute - not too much sharing of heavily trafficked roads and not too hilly.  I took advantage of it being early Sunday morning and rode around campus to find the bike racks.

My textbooks (that I paid too much for, but that's a cloud story, not a silver lining story) have arrived and I'm ready to be all "Jane College".

In the meantime, things are churning along on the homefront too.  I think Meego is looking forward to having the bedroom to himself and he's also busying himself getting Reese the snake's new and bigger tank all decorated  and hospitable.  In the meantime, Reese is still in his 20-gallon home, but growing too big for it.

In other pet news, Napolion seems pretty comfortable with us now.  I'm sure he misses beating up his brother, but he gets some good playtime in and he and China seem happy enough together.

Napolion and Reese

Napolion and Tessa

He does love the camera.


  1. I can't see Reese. Is he blending in?

    I feel a little guilty as I think of how handsome and macho Napolion is because I still miss Kat.

    But back to happy thoughts, like cruising to school on Tessa. That should make you feel like a total school girl!

    1. I can't see Reese either, he was probably snoozing undercover.
      Napolion's a hunk, very athletic and playful. Kat's missing out. I miss her and her sweet chubbiness too.

  2. I am sure that Chaco will work out the food sooner or later. My son started off planning to cook for himself, but ended up living off the (very good) on campus takeaway places. Not much more expensive than cooking and freed up a lot of time to devote to studying.

  3. Napoleon is so cute!

    Good on your son's dorm for having a kitchen. It's much healthier than the nasty stuff they serve in the dorm kitchens.

  4. Good luck with the new school year for all of you! I love the idea of commuting by bike.

  5. Napolion is a beautiful looking cat.

  6. Still love Tessa and her new green shoes. Napolion seems to be finding his niche in the tribe.

  7. Looks like everyone is all set for the new school year and getting settled. Nice that you'll be able to ride your bike to school. And Napolion sure looks like he's found his happy place.