Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Stream

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.


Anonymous said...

How fun to see a former student - I bet there was a lot to catch up on! I do not blame you for doing a little each day toward getting out Christmas decor. We no longer decorate, but I admire those who do. I hope you all will have perfect weather for Thanksgiving and I love Pilgrimm! lol I have a special art discount offer on my post if you have a chance to visit.

Sandy said...

It is always fun to see old students. I am also proud of you for being able to get up off the floor. It is all that walking I am sure. I perfected a roll move when my RA was in high gear. I am wanting to pull out Christmas so bad. I actually think this weekend I will pack away Thanksgiving since we are eating at the farm and give myself a breather from so much out. When the days start getting shorter as in right now, I start longing for the lights of Christmas. Go for it. As for weather in the South, we know it could be cold and rainy one moment and warm and sunny the next. Hope you get your sunny.

Heather said...

I am already listening to Christmas music and so ready for Christmas decor! I always wait until after Thanksgiving, but I bought some new things at work and am ready to put them out and see how it looks!

Visits With Mary said...

I am so ready to take down 'fall' and put up Christmas. I might just do that, we're not having Thanksgiving at our house either. Hope your holiday season is happy and blessed.

RJ said...

Hi Arlene! I have often wondered how my first year of teaching students are doing today. We were stationed in Big Spring, Texas and I taught Head Start kindergarten. They would be grown ups now and I would love to see them all again. So glad you were welcomed with a hug.

I hope you do not get rain for your outdoor Thanksgiving. I love the idea of an outdoor celebration just like the pilgrims. Fingers crossed!

I'm quite impressed with you getting up so easily from a sitting on the floor position. I cracked my knee cap several years ago and can't do those kind of things anymore which upsets me alot.

Can't wait to see all of those pretty decorations I know you must have. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Mary said...

You have a great memory to recognize an adult from when they were a 2 year old!

I hope your rain holds off so you can eat dinner outside, sounds like fun.No way could we do that in NY!! Winter seems to be here. Mary

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's nice to take your time with decorations. I wish I could do that when I put them away! lol Handmade cards are so nice to receive! Hugs!

Terri D said...

I'm impressed that you remembered him and he remembered you! Wow! Our Christmas decorations are tucked away high above Joe's workbench in the shed. Can't get them down until our son is here to help during Thanksgiving. Probably a good thing or I would be pulling them out too. I LOVE Pilgrimm!!

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

I like your idea of doing Christmas decorations little by little. I usually do them all at once after Thanksgiving, but I'm having a busy time now and think an hour here and there may be the answer! Thanks for the inspiration!