It's been a fairly hideous week at work. Four day work weeks, at least in my world, are awful and this one was pretty epic in terms of the beat down that I was served. I will speak no more of it.
Instead, we hit a couple of milestones this week here in the Den, with one yet to come. The first - CAL returned to her own Private Idaho to start her sophomore year of college. It is an absolute delight to see how she has grown during her freshman year. It was great to spend some time with her during her break. It was fun to see how excited she is about what awaits her in this second year of college. She'll get a chance to do some student teaching. I cannot wait to hear how that goes!
The second milestone - the Boy got his drivers license here in our fine new state. This was round three of going to the DMV for us. This last experience was absolutely Dickensian in the scope of its horror. The flotsam and jetsam of humanity that was assembled there embodied the saying, "Rode hard and put away wet." I do not understand why the DMV is the village of the damned that it is. This much I know...someone just needs to set up a video camera there, press 'record' and walk away. It'll be the best, and most awful, reality show ever. I'd have to shoot myself though after a few hours of watching though. I'm just saying.
And the upcoming milestone - a birthday. The Boy is a few days away from a birthday, his 17th. How did this happen? How is it that my youngest child is 17? The stunningly patient and mighty fine SML is already weeping at the recognition that he is a mere two years away from his mission. Oh my...