Kudos to me for keeping my track record 100% in convincing myself that I do NOT need to shower to just run into to a grocery store, and then seeing acquaintances there who apparently did not listen to that same inner voice.
Kudos to teachers who intentionally do NOT assign major homework or projects to be done over the week-end and instead tell students of all ages: get outside this week-end, spend time with family and friends, and come back on Monday ready to learn.
Kudos to teachers who do NOT believe in assigning group projects. I don't care how it's set up, there will always be a weak team member. And don't tell me this is how the business world works. Oops. Sorry. This is turning into a raspberry!
Kudos to Kris who is, perhaps, the grandest baker and cook of them all and whose Halibut recipe turned me into a successful fish cook. She is the face of Alaska for me, and I reallyreallyreallyreally hope I can meet her IRL some day. Until then, we'll remortage the house and eat some more Halibut.
Kudos to our firefighter friend who made repeated trips into a burning home to rescue some belongings of a family whose house was a total loss. The love of Christ is so apparent in this man.
Raspberries to drivers who think they will "help" my brand-new driver daughter along in her skills, speed, and confidence by tailgating her and swerving out of their lanes to see around her car.
Raspberries to people who can NOT hear anything anyone else has said, and I do NOT mean because of a hearing loss.
Raspberries to my dryer who is flirting with a very serious electrical breakdown.
We need to finish on a positive note, so .... kudos to family dynamics that make us smile:
this morning's example was our 8 year old boy who said just as he left for school,
"Oh, I can't leave until I say good-bye!"
I smiled and held out my arms, but the boy turned the other way and walked toward the dog.
Now, kudos to these gracious hosts: