Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Thursday, July 19, 2018

(Very) Long Time No See

I have missed posting but it's become increasingly frustrating to use this platform, especially now that I no longer have wifi at home. But I'm not quite ready to concede defeat.   My summer break is well under way and it's been a fabulous one so far.  I'm spending more time outside than I have in many years, and it's wonderful.  Most days I'm either working in my yard or at the beach, and as a result, I'm tanned and happy.  
    I've gotten a lot more use out of my stand-up paddleboard this summer and I love it!  Since I'm spending so much time working in my yard, it's looking really good, and I've also power washed the siding on my house, so that looks better as well.  I'm having the roof replaced this week and I can't wait to see how much that improves the overall appearance.  In other words, even though I'm considerably poorer, cash flow-wise, I'm fairly house-proud.
  I was fortunate enough to go to Richmond last week with my special-education co-teacher to attend a conference on co-teaching in an inclusion setting, and we had a great time!  Kim and I taught one class together the first semester and really clicked, and so we advocated to work together the upcoming year.  When one of our administrators asked the two of us in May to apply for this conference, we jumped at the chance, hoping it would show our commitment to each other; apparently it didn't hurt, because our schedule has us teaching two classes together each semester, which is amazing!  We can't wait, and are already making plans.  At the conference, we also realized that we share a common interest in craft breweries, so we visited one in Richmond, and hope to visit some of the many in our area throughout the year for our planning sessions.  Win-win.
Gracie loves napping on my knitting.  My summer knitting is usually washcloths, like this one, however I did start my Rhinebeck sweater.  I'm making the Fern and Feather sweater using Cascade 220 Heather in straw with blue and I think it'll be gorgeous.  Pictures next time.  Happy summer, lovelies.