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Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Monday

Although Monday's are not generally happy as a rule, I hear that spring might come Wednesday. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

I also have a Mommy brag. My kidlet is in Grade 10, but she's taking Grade 11 English this term. She told her teacher that she wouldn't be in class Thursday because she has to take the provincial literacy test. The teacher asked if she had failed it last year (it's a Gr. 10 test). No. So did she just not write it last year? No. She's only in Grade 10. The teacher said she doesn't write like she's in Grade 10 at all. Yay kidlet. I'm very proud of her and how well she's been doing, she's got an 89% average so far in the class and will be taking advanced placement Grade 12 English next year. That's a big commitment since it requires lunch time classes outside of the normal class.

So I did some reading on the weekend but it was actually a book I had to concentrate on. I don't mean that in a negative way but there are some books you can just breeze through without really thinking and others that need your brain to be engaged and pay attention so it's a longer process. So today you get some happy boys.








Sometimes I wish I lived in the big band/blues era. You just want to smoke a cigarette and drink martinis in a club.

Have a great week everyone.

26 comments:

Tracy said...

Go Kidlet! Good for her that she's doing so well in an advanced class. She's got her mom's smarts. :)

LOVE the happy hunks - thank you!

Tam said...

Thanks Tracy. I can't take all the credit. :-) Happy boys are always a nice change from the usual oh-so-serious models.

wren boudreau said...

Congrats to the kidlet! Go smart!

Take your time reading that book - the happy guys are doing a great job filling in. Also hottie hair? Fabulous!

Chris said...

That's great news! :D

Ah, Ella...

Tam said...

I wonder if he likes his hair Wren? Most people with curly hair wish they had straight and vice versa. I'd kill for hair like that, or someone with hair like that I could run my fingers through. :-)

Tam said...

Thanks Chris. She does have an amazing voice and presence.

wren boudreau said...

He looks pretty satisfied to me, Tam. Maybe he has someone to run their fingers through it.

Tam said...

Probably Wren. The lucky bastards. *pout*

wren boudreau said...

*solidarity pout*

Val said...

Great news about the kidlet, Tam! Maybe she'll become an author. :) And great photos, especially the curly-haired guy (yes, I have straight hair, too...)

Chris said...

Random hair thing: I've always had straightish hair with a little wave. Oh, the spiral perms I got back in the day... Anyway, in the last year, my hair has gotten progressively more curly. It's not QUITE doing ringlets... It's a puzzle.

Tam said...

Not sure about the author thing Val, but I'm glad she's self-motivating. Hair envy. It's a wide-spread phenomenon.

I envy you Chris. Yes, people with natural spiral curl hair make me want to shave them bald. Umm. Okay, maybe it's gone a bit beyond envy now. LOL

Chris said...

*backs slowly away from Tam*

Lily said...

Awesome news about your daughter! She definitely sounds like a very responsible young lady.

Thanks for the happy, smiling cookies. I needed the pick me up!!!

K. Z. Snow said...

Oh, that's wonderful news about your daughter! I had a similar (Americanized) experience in high school, and look where I am now!

Uh...then again, don't look. Just tell her NOT to major in English in college.

Your hottie has me absolutely enthralled. I love men with hair like that. And faces like that. And scruff like that. And and and...

Stephani Hecht said...

You must be so proud of your daughter! Congrats to both of you.

Jenre said...

Well those cookies certainly cheered me up on this grey and dismal morning :).

Congratulations to the kiddie!

Leontine said...

You have every right to have a mommy brag moment! Kudos to your kid ;)
My instant reaction to the pics:
1: Rowr
2: smiles dreamily
3: giggles in return
4: LOL puppy love is always in your face
5: No guys, I would not mind to share a tequila with you ;)
6; Don’t get shy now, I just want to rub some lotion on that skin!
7; Party time!!!

Tam said...

Glad I could help Lily. Hope you have a good week.

LOL She could do worse than to emulate you KZ. She wants to study museum curatorship. *shrug* Whatever works for her I guess. :-) He is just divine isn't he?

Tam said...

Glad I could brighten a grey day Jen. We're getting above freezing today. Woohoo.

Great comments Leontine. :-) You have to giggle in #3 when you're wearing silver lame pants and a bedazzled football jersey. Not many guys can pull that off.

Tam said...

Thanks Stephani. (I somehow missed you sneaking in there between Jen and KZ. :-) I am proud of her, she's really come into her own in high school. Can't believe I used to have to hound her about homework and now she's so independent.

Patti (Book Addict) said...

Congratulations to kidlet!

Nice cookies - love the tatted beach guy :)

Polt said...

your hottie of the day has an AWESOME hairthing! And the first photo, it's looks like such FUN! :)

HUGS...

Tam said...

Thanks Patti. He does have a lovely ... smile. :-D

He has a "hairthing" I can totally get behind Polt. Just don't leave permanent marks hon. :-P

Janna said...

Now, this post put a big smile on my face! Thanks and congrats with the kid. :)

Tam said...

Thanks Janna. Glad it was able to make your day a bit better.