Where to start???

As I suspected, a good time was had by all.  The play was adorable.  Of course my brother was the best.  Duh.  And Mrs D…ah Mrs. D. She had a blast and she was a blast!  My kids thoroughly enjoyed every moment we spent with her.  The afternoon started out a bit uneasy with a little tiny mix-up about pickup times.  But after we got that all straightened out it was lovely.  We laughed and talked and reminisced all the way to the play.  We even got a wonderful rendition of Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd from Mrs. D.  No I am not even kidding!  She went into this fairly long tale about a student she just could NOT reach and finally she asked him what he liked.  What he enjoyed.  What interested him.  Music he said.  So she tells him to bring his favorite record the next day and the class would play it and enjoy it and then he could reciprocate by reading what they were reading and participating in the discussion.  She ended this story with a serenade!  She enjoyed the play so very much, as did we all.  Then on the way home she and the girls talked literature and British History for the whole hour and a half.  She told me when I walked her to her door how happy she was and how happy she was to hear what my girls had read and were reading.

This was a fine example of stepping outside our comfort zone enough to give a little time to someone else and reaping HUGE benefit for your efforts.

Now I am back to work today!  So SO much to do!!! Have a wonderful Friday.  And enjoy this picture from Rachel.  Another bit of Spring peaking out – I love the way the flower wrapped itself about the stem of the other plant.  jasmine.jpg

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what a wonderful end to a great day.

That flower vine looks just like my front arbor gate. I took a photo of it at night earlier in the week. It was gorgeous. Can’t have enough yellow flowers. They are sunshine for the soul.