I am thankful for Jennie. We share a history that extends to my first months here, twenty four years long. I was culling old boxes today and found construction paper books that we had made our first year in the classroom together. We are, for a few more months, at the same site for the 3rd time in our careers. I had to hop down and share a moment in time with her. This is a good friendship.
I was also sorting through children's books that I intend to give to my niece. I became quite wistful thinking about working with young children. Then, I opened a box of charts and posters that I had packed two moves and six years ago. I was so very good in my last program. It was the perfect job for me. It suited every skill and strength I have. I had a little moment of sadness looking through those charts, many handmade. Then, I remembered that for 21 years I had the best job-the perfect job for me. Not many people can say that. I am grateful to have had all those years.
Front yard Lilacs in the sunlight. I think these are the biggest lilac blossoms I've had:
The white lilacs are almost out:
Apricots look to be as abundant as their blossoms: