Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Challenging week with good moments

Last week was not the best week I’ve ever had, but God gives more grace! My students had their math brains hijacked by aliens (at least that explanation would be slightly better than the one I suspect), I felt like for everything I remembered/did another two weren’t taken care of, and I was tired, tired, tired. There were moments of laughter as well; I had a projector appear in the bin where I put the cleaning cloths for my cleaner (eventually we figured out that one—child listening error), and I got my junior music classes started on their pieces for the Christmas Music Assembly. I had some great hugs from second graders, and gave my piano students Christmas music. I read a great book, Unoffendable, and did the usual cleaning cloth laundry.

After all that, it was such a treat to have a girl night with Ruthie and Beth on Saturday, and then to spend Sunday afternoon out at the cottage with Tanis and her girls, Ruthie, and Mare. We put our chairs out on the shallow ledge of the river, ate brownies, talked, laughed, and in my case knit. It was so relaxing and such a treat after all the hustle and bustle of the week. I knew that I wouldn’t have the time to do something like that later in the term, and I’m so thankful that I got to fill my soul with some quiet, good fellowship, and time enjoying God’s creation.

Parting shots: That afternoon when we set a good part of the back of the school on fire...

And this is how paw-paw grows. See the yellow one? Almost ready to enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Wish I could have been there for the trip to the cottage!