So sorry to be MIA from the Tuesday Chatter the past couple weeks…. I won’t even bother with explanations. Let’s just leave it at Life Happens”.
Even now I am rushing this as I have to leave shortly to do a bit of shopping then pick up my son…. Spent the past few hours sitting at the library getting some work done to pass the time while waiting till it was time to do the shopping
Well for starters, The Son has started at his new school and seems to be doing well. This semester he’s signed up for Sophmore English, Geometry, Environmental Science, Personal & Family Living, and Driver’s Ed (yep you heard right – Driver’s Ed)… He goes in for a 5 hour block of time but the school is online based (I think I’ve mentioned that before) so he is able to work at his own pace. So far his grades are looking good and it looks like he is most nearly done w/the Driver’s Ed class.
The Hubby’s eyes continue to heal well from his cataract surgery and his eyesight has improved drastically.
And as for me, it’s pretty much been the usual. Working my business, volunteering with the local police department and other personal volunteer stuff I do as well as running errands, doing household stuff, etc and so forth.
Ooops… Time to run but tototally hope to catch up soon.
Three Things that made me happy or made me smile:
My son’s first flight as a “non-unaccompanied minor” went off without a hitch (well, for the most part)… It did for him anyway. I ran into a slight problem at the airport when I went to pick him up, but as far as my son goes, he did just fine…. I’m, needless to say, pretty proud of him for how he did.
One of the ladies at a local store I shop at all the time has returned after being gone for a while I have not totally determined if it was vacation or family emergency (or whatever)…. You kind of get to know the cashiers, etc at the stores you frequent…. I had been wondering where she was at and when she’d be back. This particular lady is deaf (not that should define her), and communicating can be interesting but I still often make it a point to go through her line. I enjo the opportunity to say “Hi, How are you” in sign language and occassionally pick up or re-learn another word or two.
Hard to believe my son is the big 1-6 now… He’ll be starting his Sophmore year of High School and will be going to a new (online) school this year…. Orientation, in fact, is tomorrow morning.
So that’s pretty much what’s made me smile, made me happy, made me proud…. I could maybe come up with more stuff, but I’m having a hard time keeping my eyes open so I can see what I’m typing.
Good Night all and have a wonderful weekend!!!
One thing mentioned in Eugenia’s Tuesday Chatter post, that I wanted to grab on to and run with was the Shuttle Disaster… Even without doing the math to recall the grade I would have been in (Ha Ha, yes, sometimes I have to count back and remember) I can vividly recall that I was in 9th grade. I was taking Space Science that year. Our teacher, Mr. Hadder, was something like the runner up to the teacher that went up in that shuttle. We were watching the launch on TV in class. I can’t recall if we were watching live (I’m thinking we were). I can, to this day, recall the dead silence in the room. Even the joksters int he back of the room (you know everyc class has them, the ones that sit in the back, don’t pay attention in class, and otherwise make a ruckus) were silent. All of us thinking (I’m sure) the same thing – that could have easily been our teacher that was up there. Mr. Hadder was an awesome and, I believe, popular teacher. A lot of kids liked him. An event that could have been something that happened to someone else ( a very removed someone else) became close and personal with the realization that it could have just as easily been someone we knew personally.
I promise, I’ll try and keep the rest of my Tuesday Chatter short…
This morning, I’m on my way (well in a couple hours) to do some more volunteer training. Later I take my son to school. He’s still on track to get his Biology credit by the end of the summer school session, which means he will be able to take his 3rd (and final) science credit in the upcoming school year – We’re thinking chemistry.
He’s making progress in Algebra (his hardest subject) and should have it done by mid July. Talking to his tutor, I found out that the course he’s taking is more like college Algebra which explains why he’s been having so much trouble despite the fact that he had actually taken a high school algebra course in 8th grade (at least he was suppose receive high school credit for it) but he had failed the 1st semester – had to do with the teacher and the way he taught the course (prior college instructor – a lot of kids had difficulty). Good news is he’s just about done… Just one more unit and unit quiz to go before he does the final review and final itself.
Not a whole lot going on with the Hubby. Nothing new anyway. He’ll be having cataract surgery on the other eye later in July. He had the first done a couple months ago. He menitoned, yesterday, that he’ll be happy when he gets the second eye done – “Maybe I’ll actually be able to see”.
Be sure and check out Tuesday Chatter (linked above) , hosted byEugenia at Brew N Spew. What do you have to chat about?