Since nothing big happened this week, I'll finish reporting last weekend. While Morgan and I were off to Tallahassee, Travis escorted Roz and Maddie to Orlando for a youth temple trip. Our youth program is pretty small at this point, but they had a really nice time. Travis enjoyed the moment with the girls.
The week before the game, Travis got an email from an old friend, Al Call. Al and a friend were planning a trip to Florida for the BYU game and got a hotel Saturday night in Jacksonville for the sole purpose of seeing Travis. My dear, sweet "10 o'clock Charlie" broke his mold and went out to meet up with Al at 10pm. He didn't get home until 2am but claimed it was well worth it. Trav hasn't seen Al in about 18 years or so. They were best friends growing up in Minnesota. I'm glad they had a chance to meet up and that Travis made that sacrifice!!
One of my most difficult students came by to see me on Friday. I had him when I first came in on my job mid-year and he was a senior. He made me earn my money, but he passed his state testing and graduated. He is now a Shoe Carnival manager (he worked there in high school) and I'm so proud of him. He sat there and told me about a bunch of other students making comments like, "_____ is finally getting it together and has a stable job." It was a sweet moment. And it all happened in front of my junior class and was a good lesson for them. Sometimes I get a really nice pat on the back for a job well done. In this case it was a couple of big hugs.
Rozzie goes to the dermatologist tomorrow to finally get something serious done about "Hank," her plantar wart that has grown out of control. She wants it gone, but is very nervous about the pain that might be involved!
Animal update: Florence knocked on the back door yesterday. She was out of water and nearly out of cat food. I feel so silly.