Good Morning....its a bit chilly but let's get our toes wet anyway.
1. Many of you reminded me that while I might get under the Table Tent, getting out could be a problem. You are right....I will rethink that idea. However last week I had to help Marvin put his shoes on due to the no BLTs. I just sat cross legged on the floor( criss cross applesauce for all you who might have been nursery school teachers at one time.) And I will have you know I got up with no help at all. Marvin was very impressed.:)
2. Speaking of nursery school...some of you may not know that I taught two year olds at Central Weekday School for ten years. Most of my former students are in college now. I was shopping with a friend at The Cupboard on Bank Street recently when I saw young couple registering there for wedding gifts. The young man looked very familiar. I asked if he was B and he said yes. I told him who I was and in return got a big hug and caught up on his life since nursery school. The problem with teaching twos is that many of them do not remember you at all...and that is a bit sad as I loved each of them so much. They will always be my kids.
3.I am going to confess that I am slowly getting out my Christmas decorations. I try to do one or two things each day. Since Marvin is out of commission and the grands are not available this week I had to resort to desperate measures. I turned on the Sounds of the Season on our cable network yesterday and they are already playing Christmas music. So I had some accompaniment in my decorating. I will not do the tree yet just some of the smaller things. We will not be here for Thanksgiving so I do not feel too badly about rushing things.
4.I just finished a book that has been much talked about, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I had high hopes for it but basically it is a rehashing of the Mommy Wars. What constitutes a good mother? Does love count for more than things? As with most family matters, this is a complicated issue and when it comes down to it a good mother will sacrifice almost anything to give her child its best chance in life. The Biblical Account of King Solomon's wisdom in dealing with two mothers who claimed one child came to mind as I read this book.
5. We will be having Thanksgiving on Saturday at Amelia's home and we were hoping to do an "outside" Thanksgiving. Todd and Amelia have a beautiful spot all fixed up with outdoor lighting. Now I am reading that rain is in the forecast. I am going to pray that the rain comes in the morning and allows us to have our meal outside ala Pilgrimm Style. ( Yes, we like to spell it Pilgrimm.)
6. I received a lovely Thanksgiving Card yesterday from a dear blog friend. It made my day. She makes her own cards and they are always lovely. I collect them and bring them out each year as part of my fall decor. I am amazed at the creativity of many of my blog pals. Of course most people who enjoy writing have a creative streak!
Well it is house cleaning day here so I need to get busy. Have a blessed day dear friends.