The pond is quiet right now. I did not spend a lot of time there. My usual Monday thing was happening. That has not yet changed... despite the divorce. X (the one formerly known as StbX) still needs a ride. Squeaky is still learning to drive. Soon...
This is a poor photo of a very nice thing. One of my students gave me a thank you letter for having the Book Fair... and for helping him to pick out a book that he enjoyed. I thought that perhaps his teacher had put him up to this... teachers do that sort of thing often.... but she said no... he did it all by himself. I like that he used a variety of colors. He put a good deal of effort into it don't you think? Kids always surprise me. The things that pop of their heads and mouths amuse me no end. This was sweet. These surprises make my job a happy one.
Ugh! A Walmart day. I went to pick up 3 things... which I had in my clutches within 5 minutes of walking through the automated doors. I stood in line for 20 minutes... behind some woman who insisted all of her things had to be hidden in paper bags... one slid over the open top of the others. Christmas has come to the check stands. I'm all for hiding things from Johnny so that he has a big surprise on Christmas day. However, I was tired and in a hurry. So I was cranky.
Tomorrow I will start posting photos of the Christmas lights. They are everywhere now. Our lamp posts are decorated and houses are lit up like forest fires.
But I love it when it looks like this here.
I've said it before... I am a magpie... if it's shiny, bright and pretty, I like it. Bring on the lights!
My Bear is nagging me to spend a weekend with her.
She says she misses me. So I have agreed to spend... not this weekend, which is dedicated to all things to do with the Oregon vs Oregon civil war on the football field... but the following weekend with the Bear. The game is Thursday... but you know, since I'll be there, I may as well stay awhile. Recuperate. Rest. Recharge.
There is talk of another trip to the coast in about a month, if all goes well. I'm up for that! I would like that very much. The ocean in winter here is beautiful and stormy. I like the storms and the big waves. I've never seen snow on the beach... wonder if I will? What does it look like when snowflakes fall in the sea?
If that happens, I will try to get a photo, but you know I'm not that good with a camera... so no promises.
And who knows what tomorrow brings?
It may not work out that we could go.
Then again... it might.
I like not being sure. Adds excitement and possibility.
Here's to wishing you all an exciting possibility of some sort coming your way. Big grins.