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?
Purposely slept in this morning… Well the best I could any way.
I’m usually up between 4:30 and 5 in the morning, sometimes earlier depending on our Miss Meekah and what time she decides she wants to be fed and let out the door for her morning walk/patrol. This morning I managed to stay in bed till nearly 6am, though I was up at around 5am (forget the time) for a few mintues – Meekah, as you might guess – but I did manage to go back to bed for a little while.
So the reason I was sleeping in this morning, your wondering ?!? This morning I’m going in for my first stint at volunteering. I know what you’re thinking — Why try to sleep in just because of some volunteering in the morning?? How long are you going to be at that any way?? Well you see, after a quick stop back home to shove some lunch down my face and so on, I head out to do another ridealong. This one is a swing shift so it’s gonna be a late night. I had tried a graveyard (called Mids Shift) once – let me tell you that takes it out of you if you’re not use to it (reminder to self – you’renot in your twenties any more, LOL).
At the moment, The Hubby is sitting at his computer reading some sci-fi type book (at least I think that is the genre). Not sure how much longer he’s up for as he’s been up all night so I’m guessing not much… The Son is, not surprisingly, still asleep.
The boys will be on their own for breakfast this morning. I’m eating left-overs – A pasta and tomato sauce dish. Can’t really call it a true casserole as it’s only made up of some Rigatoni, home made marinara sauce (tomatoe paste, water and spaghetti seasoning spices – mostly basil & oregano), and some ground beef. That’s it. Anyway, that’s breakfast. Not sure what the boys will be having but that’s their problem (sorry, but it is)… Sounds like it’ll either be oatmeal, grits, eggs or a combination of those.
Well the coffee is gone and it’s nearly 7am – I should say “Good Day” to you all and get myself dressed and do whatever other morning things I need to do to get myself ready to go. Don’t forget to head on over to our host Brew N Spew to see this week’s Tuesday Chatter (Each week, she shares some fun facts a given year – This week it’s 1982).
Before I go, here’s Meekah in from her morning patrol and ready for her early morning nap (not to be confused with her mid or late morning nap).