Sunday, October 6, 2013
What I found appealing...
1. Sharing a special day with two special people!
2. Having ghetto shoes (What? Your shoes are taped? Yes, yes they are. Why did I find this appealing? Well, when my shoes decided to lose their soles while I was at work---with no replacement shoes at the ready---I wrapped them in tape. I prepared snappy replies for all of the ribbing I was likely to get from students. Not one child mentioned it. At the end of the day, I saw one of my students and pointed to my shoe. I said "Hey, Tyreke. Did you see my ghetto shoes?" He responded "Yeah, we saw 'em. It's cool. Shoes cost a lot and sometimes you have to wait for payday." This kind of thing serves to remind me why I do what I do.)
3. The simplicity of autumn at Holly's house. Overblown can be overwhelming, but Holly's style is calm and peaceful.
4. Getting a text from my daughter (not her real name) saying "I just saw Paul Rudd. We made eye contact." The further adventures of the little girl in the big city...and she's letting me share it vicariously.