Today is the first day of spring. And it is SPRINGY. 73 and sunny. Insanely gorgeous. I have taken deep breaths and let stressful things settle. I am grateful that we did not have much snow or storm damage. I am grateful that most of my students and parents are absolutely lovely, and I do love what I do every day. I am grateful that I have a job, whether it's a job with bigger classes and fewer materials, it's a job. I have vented and I have calmed down. We fought a good fight and we lost, now we will move on and make the best of what comes along.
One of my best friends just brought her baby home after she was born very premature and very sick, and she is getting better and stronger every day. I got to see her for the first time last weekend and she is tiny, but it was the first day that she did not have to be on oxygen all day. She is doing great.
One of my good friends and colleagues is moving to London in a few weeks to start a whole new life adventure. I am sad that she is going but so thrilled for her, what an exciting time!
So new beginnings are abounding and looking as promising as ever. Today Handsome Hubby and the girls went to visit his parents and sister for a really fun picnic in the park with fried chicken and bike riding and all things springy and wonderful. I am going out to celebrate with a friend later, but before that, I have a little time to myself in which to GIVE THIS HOUSE A SEVERE SPRING
So now you can come back again and not worry that I am going to depress you with tales of woe (unless they are good writery ones). Hope you are all experiencing some new beginnings of your own.