The best parts of this week:
1. I have another running partner. Since moving to town, K is joining L and me for the morning run. Want to go for a walk? Someone around here is always ready to go. Need a run? Plenty of partners. I could get used to this!
2. Spirit week. Yesterday was Decade Day. I borrowed K's Jackie Kennedy suit and heels--another perk of having her live so close. Of course, most of the kids had no idea of what a Jackie Kennedy outfit looked like. I finally started telling them that I was a teacher from the 1960s. It was easier.
3. "Survivor," "Grey's Anatomy," and "Private Practice." Some of my favorite shows started up again! Thank goodness for DVR. I may have time to watch them one of these days.
4. My students wrote their "I Believe" papers this week. These papers always renew my faith in teenagers. I wrote about this writing assignment and showed my own paper here last year. It is the one time every year that my students don't complain about writing.
5. A colleague is doing alterations on my dress for the wedding. I bought it earlier in the summer. That was 15 pounds ago. The dress is simple, so the alterations aren't tough. I'm just glad that I didn't have to do them myself. Some things are just worth the money!
This weekend is the celebration of the 150th anniversary of my ancestors settling on a creek bank in the Midwest. The family farm is in the same county that those relatives chose 150 years ago. I think the family understands these lines in Gone With the Wind-- "Why, land's the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it's the only thing that lasts."
I knew there was a reason I loved that book!