It’s the last day of school before the holiday break, and so the whole school is having a pajama day. Everyone looked super cute, and as we were waiting in the class for the bell to ring, the teachers and administration gathered in the hall to sing carols. It was so much fun. I’ll admit, quite openly, that while I am excited for the break I am sad to know we are losing one of our two fabulous teachers. Miss Begg is an intern, and is finished her time with us.
Unlike many interns, who find themselves overwhelmed, and stumble through their internship Miss Begg came in already ready to teach. She so clearly has found her place with these kids, and has been such a wonderful addition to their class. We were already super excited to have Ms. Jackson – who is one of the most amazing teachers I’ve ever known – but then to have added Miss Begg to the team? It’s been absolutely fabulous, and I’ll be sad to see her go (as will the kids). I’m also excited for her too, as I know wherever this journey takes her she is going to touch so many little lives.
Because tomorrow is Yule, we brought gifts for both Ms Jackson and Miss Begg today. Normally it’s about a month before Yule and we start to plan. We’ve made scrapbook pages, blown up pictures, given plants the girl propagated herself (wrote “thanks for helping me grow” on the planter)… but only a few weeks into this year Lily-Ann told me she wanted me to make tutus for her teachers. So that’s what I did.
The tutus I’ve made for Rhonda get borrowed and passed around between all the teachers. They all just adore them. And I’m thrilled to report that the two newest tutus were equally well received. Lily-Ann and I both got big hugs, and I’m so glad to have made Ms. Jackson’s and Miss. Begg’s day. The put them on immediately and began showing them off to the rest of the staff. LOL Lily-Ann was just tickled (as was I).
After putting on a Disney Christmas movie for the class to watch, the four of us headed into the hallway to snap a quick picture. Everyone in their PJ’s (and tutus) next to the tree:
And because this is during the 30 Days of Disney… Lily-Ann is wearing her velveteen Cinderella PJs. 😉
It rained in the morning, it rained all night, but for a brief time in the early afternoon the rain paused… and out came the camera. Here are a few shots I captured in my front yard – never venturing too far from the door, just in case the rain started pouring down again.
Got a favourite? I’d love to know which, and why. 🙂
It’s been there for a few days now. You don’t always notice it. But on a day like today, when the wind blows, everyone looks up.
It’s snowy, blowy, and cold.
I know. It’s April. In Saskatchewan. Of COURSE it’s snowy, blowy, and cold….
BUT IT WAS REALLY NICE!
I thought spring was actually here. I shared pictures of us outside in the lovely warm glow of the sun. Shared a picture of the new life peeking through the old rot. And now. Now. After all the early, lovely, life affirming spring time lovelies. Now, it’s snowy, blowy, and cold.
I’m staying inside today. Here’s a picture from my window:
Starting to think that the trees in our front yard may end up becoming a series. Here’s one that shows off the delicate bit of snow we had today, as well as what had accumulated earlier.
I’m so relieved that it is warming up enough here that I can get back to photographing what I love… LIFE!
Here is one of the beautiful old trees in our front yard. Magnificent! So strong, yet so fragile.
I love trees. They thrill me to no end. I look at them, enthralled, and know that deity is not some imagined illusion. It is ever-present: constant, but not unchanging… like the seasons.
Everything is connected.
Some may think I’m a little nutty… and that’s okay. 🙂 Belief can make fools of us all, but it also can make us better than we could ever be without it.
So with that? Here’s one of my trees. Mine in the sense that I love it, and that it resides in our yard…