I have a terrible case of impatience! Deborah assures me that it takes a loooooooooong time for things to travel over the USA/Canada border and I'm comforted by that, but I wish THE THREE would arrive! Meanwhile, I'll let Tasha Tudor's beautiful artwork take me into all the cozy feelings of fall. I was lighting fall scented candles at my school desk. Yikes. I got in trouble. So, now no fall sniffs at school. Well, the lavender is there and the flowers that Bill sent smell strong and lily-like and I'm thankful for that.
Don't you love Tasha's art? There are often corgis in her work. This does not help my dog yearnings. I wish my sister lived close by so we could share a dog. I think that'd work well, don't you? The sixth graders love to talk about their dogs and of course, I love to hear their dog stories. I love it when MK features her dog, Sandy. Sandy is adorable!
I just want to press fast forward and make The Jolly Postman high tail it to Ontario! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! The Three are going to be exhausted when they finally arrive at Deborah's! Debbie in Oregon is getting ready for them, too! Sorry it's taking so long, Wind in the Willows friends!
Two tutus danced at my birthday lunch!
Samantha wore a green dress.
Bill bought me a princess balloon that sings happy birthday and the girls liked slugging it.
Bill sent the afore mentioned lilies to school. You can't tell in the photo but now they've all bloomed and my room smells delicious. I'm starting to feel tired and ready for a break. I'm a wimp. I would very much love a house day. If you are home during the day, would you fill the bird feeders for me? How about a feather duster dance? Would you mind cleaning out the refrigerator? Maybe bake an apple pie or whip up some ginger snaps? Thank you. I'll do the same for you around Thanksgiving.
Do you ever wake up in the night and think, "Oh my, it feels so good to have a pillow under my head and a snuggle with flannel sheets and fluffy blankets."? I do. Every morning when my alarm goes off at (gasp!) 4:30 am, I shuffle downstairs where Bill is waiting for me in our green chairs (they used to be green) and we sit for an hour and a half drinking coffee, talking things over and praying before I have my little time of reading and journaling on my own. I like my mornings. No wonder I'm ready for bed about 7:30 every evening!
Oh, by the way . . . I got Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop dvds for my birthday. Debbie at No Spring Chicken reminded me of them, so I gave them to myself. I sat and ate popcorn and watched them for hours this last weekend. I didn't pick up my needles, I was simply entertained by her accent and her earthy advice. It was a nice little escape from grading papers.
So enough Pom Pom rambles for today. Time to put on my favorite outfit, my pajamas, and tootle to bed. I'm going to read Gladys Taber before drifting off to sleep. Now that I'm 53 years old, I am going to use some high power face creams and see if they make me look shiny and sparkly. I'm not good with make up. Today I looked in the mirror at school and I noticed my hair was pink at the temple because the smearing of lipstick all over my face was a bit hasty. Silly! It's a good thing the students don't look too close. Okay, bye bye, nice person who pops in to check on me! (That's YOU, Sweetums!)