Gotta write something

I realized that we’ve been neglecting the blog for a while, and thought I’d better write something. Except I don’t have a lot to say. Let’s see, what’s been going on since our last post?

In mid-January, I totaled our minivan. Which was not altogether a bad thing. I had a moment of distraction and rear-ended the car in front of me. It was so my fault that I even got a ticket and had to do an online driving school to avoid getting points on my license. Now that was thrilling. Not.

But, our minivan had been showing signs of needing some serious repairs. Fortunately we hadn’t done them yet. Our insurance company handled things quickly and we were able to get a new used minivan that we’re much happier with. We were without a minivan for only about a week and a half, I think.

Anything else… Bethany is “Eagle of the Month” in her class at school. Honestly, I’m not sure exactly what that means. The school’s mascot is the Eagle. Each month, each teacher picks a student from her class who shows that month’s character trait from their character development curriculum, or something like that. Bethany was picked for fairness. Practically speaking, I think it means her picture is on the bulletin board in their class, and she got a free cookie at lunch last week. A side note: there are no male teachers or administrators at Bethany’s school. I think the only men in the building are one custodian and one tech support guy. This is a school of over 800 students, with 48 teachers (I just counted on the school’s website).

Well, that’s all the news I can think of right now. Let me know if there’s something you want to hear about!