16 September 2009

Resuming normal

We're getting back into the swing of things here at casa del goose. The first week at my school was subdued, to say the least. A sophomore boy killed himself the Thursday before school started. In today's world, most of our kids had word via text and Facebook within the hour, so they had the long weekend to process the news and their reactions. His funeral was held the following Thursday at school so the kids could participate as needed. All in all, the district. local clergy, staff and kids did a wonderful job, but we didn't push too hard that first week of school. We got rolling pretty well this week, and right into homecoming week mayhem.
On other fronts, the rollercoaster ride of jobs and activities is keeping the local gas station well paid as we haul kids hither and yon. Today I don't have anyone to haul, and I'm enjoying a little break
With that, I'm off to enjoy some time in my home with its inhabitants!


Rachel said...

So sad about the boy who committed suicide. So many do that it seems. That or overdosages. So sad for the families and friends.

Sounds like you are keeping busy!

Jeff said...

Aw man... that's too bad. It's always so sad when young kids take their lives, not knowing there's always the opportunity to get past whatever's eating away at them so they can eventually live a long and happy life.

Cliff said...

It is always so hard to understand isn't it.
The tortured mind that is.
Sorry to hear that.
Hope the time at home was savored.

Ralph said...

It is really sad when someone that young does something like that. It is just hard to understand.