My days are busy and time keeps marching on! Friday is here again. This week has passed very quickly for me. Monday was an unusual day, working a smaller class load due to icy roads, Tuesday was a snow day and school was cancelled, and today my students celebrated the 2nd nine weeks reading goal with hot chocolate, sugar cookies, and the movie, Tuck Everlasting. We read the novel as a class in the 2nd nine weeks. Next week will pass quickly for me too- no school Monday, but I do have in-service and have to speak to the district (not real excited about public speaking!), and Thursday is a roller skating field trip for good behavior kiddos. Fun times!
I'm still crossing my fingers for one good, big, deep snow! I'd love to take Harbor William sledding for the first time! He has been skiing, but not sledding! We need to start with the basics and I need some southern snow to do it. : )
I'm still enjoying my picture a day, but it is a challenge to get one taken. I take them in the evenings when the day has slowed its pace, which usually means we are in our p.j.s and are lounging around the house. These pictures may start to get boring for you, but I hope they will document this year so that when I am old and gray, I will remember what this season of my life was really like.
I am a HUGE NPR junkie and listen to the news all the time. You will almost never catch me listening to music, at least not in the car on the way to work. I do love music, but feel responsible for knowing what is happening is the world, and as a teacher, my students are so savvy, I just have to keep up with it. I'm so saddened over the recent Arizona shooting. I know I have a few readers from Arizona, and I actually lived there as a child for a few months. My prayers go out to your state and the speedy recovery of your Congress woman. As a Christian, I really struggle to stay positive after hearing the sorrow of so many people. I want to question the "hows" and the "whys" of why certain events happen. I really rely on the scriptures to soothe me- God is the same today as he was with his apostles. He is powerful. He is mighty. He is the Alpha. I know He can see the forest for the trees. I'm so glad I can rely on Him to solve the problems of the world. Even thinking about the problems of the world sometimes gives me a headache. : )