SOLC17 18/31 Thanks for the March Slice of Life challenge with the Two Writing Teachers community for Day Eighteen of Thirty-One. Thank you, Stacey, Beth, Deb, Betsy, Lanny, Kathleen, Lisa, and Melanie.
Today I also celebrate with Ruth Ayres and others at Discover Play Build. It's a good way to end the week sharing our celebrations.
It's not always easy to choose just what I want to share in celebrations. I admit that this week I took no sky pictures, but the sky looked beautiful, cloudless or clouds, still sunshine and gorgeous.
Here are a few pics that show some good things my days held this week, and one story without a picture.
I'm in touch with some former students, most on Instagram and Facebook. Most are in college or older. One works with my son-in-law! Some are married, some are parents already, and for a few I'm also in touch via social media with their parents. One day at the bookstore, a former parent came in and I think we both were shocked to see each other. I hadn't seen this parent for years, but when I taught, his son had come back to see me a few times.
This past Thursday, the father called to see if I was at the store. They live just a few blocks away. His son was visiting, and then came over to visit. It was a wonderful visit, talking old times, and now new times. This is one of my first students, one I had for three years! He was in the first group of students I took to Mexico, and we had fun talking about that amazing trip. We drove and camped all the way. But that's another story. This student is now a doctor, has two children my granddaughters' ages, and as we talked, we discovered that there is a connection between his wife and my daughter. What a small world it is. And how wonderful to see and get to know this nice man whom I knew as a young boy so long ago. I celebrate this used-to-be student and a new connection with him.
|one sketch from working in the garden|
|one calendar page I keep forgetting to notice|
|one tiny crocus peeking up in the garden|
|one full "worm" moon|