Things have been a bit crazy on Easy Street. For the last few days, this is what has kept me hopping:
*Decorating our church for Christmas. (By the way, the pews are coming in today!!)
*A surprise 40th birthday party for a former student's wife who looks to be about 20.
*A funeral home visitation for a high school classmate who died of kidney failure.
*Running three and a half miles on a cold morning.
*Trailer High's pre-season basketball tournament.
*Julius Caesar lesson plans and quizzes and grading. (We're holding his funeral today!)
*A Christmas party where the entertainment was a 40 minute reading of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. I love that story, but 40 minutes of reading...!
*A clothing/household goods drive that results in "free shopping" for some local people in need.
*Walking Baxter. Daily. Usually, twice daily.
How sad is it that the house is decorated for Christmas, and I'm lucky to get a couple of hours to enjoy it?
*A couple more Christmas parties.
*An out of town wedding reception.
*Interviewing for a new city librarian.
*Writing finals for first semester.
*Packing, packing, packing. It is time to start getting my room ready for the move in January.
*Packing, packing, packing. L is moving back to U town at the end of the month. She is subleasing for 2nd semester.
*A girl's night at the theater.
*Family Christmas at the farm.
'Tis the Season...! (And only 10 more days in Trailer High! Well, school days!)