Well, hello YOU! Guess who I spent the weekend with? Yes, the Lark Risers. I snuggled on the sofa with my pen and pile of essays. I NEVER tire of Lark Rise to Candleford. I have all four seasons and I really could watch for twelve hours straight. I do grow tired of reading student writing though. Three more weeks! I must say that I am very proud of the students. They are trying really hard and tomorrow their Hero's Journey stories (they star as the hero!) are due. So, I shall have 120 stories to read. Wanna help? I wish you could!
Anyway, I wish Queenie lived next door to me. She's so wonderful!
Because I like all things old looking, Jeff had this photograph printed for me and then he made a lovely frame. My Mother's Day gift! So sweet! I love it. He took the picture in Belarus a few years ago. I wonder where this lovely woman is going? To the market? To see a friend? What do you think?
The rainy and cold weather kept me from gardening. Drat. I had to buy new gloves because I have spider fear. My old gloves look like handy spider houses and I can't bear to put them on. I'll wash them and hang them on the line when the sun shines. I hate to waste them.
I have two more weeks of poetry class. This book is fantastic. It is full of ideas. I am practicing some of them.
This is my little poetry notebook. I like it because it is not school-y. I have copied a few favorite poems in it. My daughter-in-law gave me the notebook and it's very cool. It has spots for pictures, pockets for papers, and very nice lined pages.
My treasured blog friend Frances wrote this very good book for kids. This kid enjoyed it immensely! There are references to homesteading, blogging, goats, and teenage angst. It's my kinda book. Frances is a beautiful writer. She's so funny and she doesn't bow down to the trends. You can see the link to Left Handed Housewife on my sidebar, although she rarely speaks about her books.
A few of my UK friends have mentioned Milly-Molly-Mandy so I ordered this. It's very sweet. Oh, I am a kid. I like things kids like. Well, I like things kids liked in the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's!
Speaking of . . . Sam came by today. She had lots of smiles for us!
Birdie and Bug (and little Millie, too!) came over yesterday. We received lots of delicious hugs over the weekend. Perfect!
We are beginning research in the library at school. We'll be at the computers for days. Half the kids are exploring poetry and then the honors students will research a chosen topic and then show their grand knowledge with a multigenre project. You may remember this from last year. I said I wouldn't finish the year with mountains of marking, but I am going to. Sigh.
Well, I DO wish you a toothy smile or two as you walk through your week. I hope you have opportunities to listen to the whispers all around you.
I hope you experience unexplainable joy. It's one of those freebies I'm very fond of.
Thank you for your kind comments and if you don't leave a comment, thank you for looking in on me. I appreciate it.