So I've blinked and the time from Thanksgiving to New Years has just flown by.
My time was taken up at work with year end stuff gearing up for the new year as well as holiday cards and gifts to be sent to clients. Fun Fun.
The school semester ended halfway through December with 2 A's and a drop pass. Not too shabby but the drop pass means I get to battle with Algebra again at a later date. Also Fun Fun. Instuctor wise it was disappointing. My Rhetoric teacher was lazy and my Art Appreciation teacher had no control of the classrooom leading to a 2nd to last day of class incident. Spring 05 starts in 9 days officially marking 1 year back in school. 6 classes down and a million more to go.
We also spent a good part of the month in car hell. First the Taurus and then ongoing problems with the Focus. Happily those problems seem to be cured. Keeping me fingers crossed. Now we just need to sell our Taurus. I'm going to look into placing a newspaper ad tomorrow.
Kyle had his first real experience with a book hitting him really hard emotionally. He was required to read Island of the Blue Dolphins which if you haven't read, involves a death. Kyle got to that part, slammed down to book and said he was never reading it again and he couldn't believe they assigned this book to read. After some talking and some time he picked it up again and finished it. He loved it.
Currently Kyle is negotiating for some sort of pet of his own. We are thinking about hermit crabs.