There are definitely times when I repeat myself, so let's clarify that many of these statements you might already know. Hey, I'm almost 61! :)
- Although I'm a UW Husky, I adore Cougar Gold cheese. I justify it by the fact that the UW colors are purple and gold. :) The mom of a former student dropped this by Monday morning, as I was getting to ready to go to an emergency staff meeting over the death of a junior boy in a car accident. It was perfect timing for her thoughtfulness and love. It was a rough start to the week, to put it mildly.
- My Rembrandt tulips bring me daily joy and relief from the stress of new technology with no training, a day(today!) with no internet at school, and the corresponding issues when we have become extremely dependent on it. And it's getting worse, which tells me it's definitely time to retire. Another sign!
- Alison and I went out for dinner on Tuesday, which included some great beers and appetizers here. It has been too long since I've seen her, and I'm still not sure exactly how she's doing. Although we look a lot alike(except for her huge blue eyes!) she's her dad's daughter, a bit closed and reserved emotionally. I love her dearly, but don't always understand her.
- I donated $100 to a colleague's daughter's Walk a Thon because it was out of this girl's comfort zone, and received this lovely note from her. Mari has quite a fantastic tail, eh? I also gave $50 to Henry's daughter's mission trip to Los Angeles, which he is against because it's a little scary, plus he's not religious, but it was anonymous, thus I'll get no recognition. (fine with me!) Henry and I went out last night and had a fantastic time, as we tend to do. I realize that I worry too much about caring about this man. I get ridiculously stressed about my future with him, when I should be enjoying our wonderful times. I agonize over things I can't change about him, or myself. But in the moment, he is truly a gift who seems to care about me in ways I can't necessarily understand or describe.