If I was meeting you for coffee today, I would tell you I am rushed off my feet and running late. Tuesday mornings I go in to read with Riley's class and usually there are three parents there but I was flying solo today which meant I had the whole class for two hours instead of 45 minutes. Phew! I am exhausted and didn't have my coffee before I left. Yesterday in the mail I received a lovely gift of a handmade prayer shawl from Gail (whose link I don't have). I won this over at Kim Klassen's site awhile back but since Kim was looking for the Bodhi Chicken, it was delayed.
Isn't it lovely? I'm showing a detail of one of the shell-like beads on the edge. And it arrives at the perfect time of year as the mornings are much cooler at 5:00 a.m. without the sun yet up (who am I kidding, the sun isn't even up at 7:00 a.m. right now) and I felt quite cozy wrapped up in it while I sat on my zafu this morning.
I would tell you as I rush around trying to get done in an hour and a half what would normally take 3 or 4 hours, that the colors have been magnificent lately as the sun rises and sets, when it deigns to show it's face that is.
And Halloween was one crazy-ass day/night here with my mad scientist and I am not ashamed to say I am glad that THAT is done with for another 363 days.
One of the brilliant things Riley received in his trick or treat bag (no toothbrushes from our neighbor the dentist this year) was a tiny bottle of bubbles. It was great fun filling the living room with them last night even if it made for some slippery footwork this morning. It kind of made me think of summer.
Which is a good thing because the night BEFORE Halloween I opened the door and saw....
the dreaded four letter "s" word....
I gotta run but I wanted to share my pumpkin from this year, I sort of identify with it metaphorically and literally.
Can you believe I volunteered to go on the class field trip with 48 7-year olds? I really should have my head examined. If I don't surface again for a long time it's because I've been arrested after parents of my son's class have complained about me manhandling their kids (likely the parents that hoped their kids would get lost downtown).
Addendum: I almost forgot to link to Amy's site for more Virtual Coffee (although she might not be too happy being linked to in the same post as a reference to manhandling children and potential arrest).