hey you crazy kids!
the school year is racing to an end. i’ll miss the lively group of students at this latest post. in the end it was a nice placement at a lovely little school. i even made an unexpected new friend who told me a few weeks ago that she told her adult daughter, “guess what?! I made a new friend!” kids & adults. we’re not that different are we?
next year i’ll be off to a new assignment with a new group of young punks. let’s see where life takes me.
in the meantime, mike the handyman (MTHM) has replaced the other handyman, who turned out to be an expensive flake, despite the mountains of positive reviews he was given over on nextdoor. do you have that in your neighborhood? i really like it a lot and check in a few times a week to read the latest neighborhood news. i’ve also found other worker bees there that have been excellent, but leo, alas was not one. i think the positive reviews went to his head a bit.
my mess in the top pic is the contents of my closet soon to be linen closet combined with art storage. MTHM is also bracing my peach tree and doing a few other odd jobs that i’ve been putting off.
maybe i’ll have him put a lock on the gate at the bottom of my yard so the peach thief stays away long enough for me to harvest my bounty. thoughts. i’m having them.
OH MY GOUACHE! starts on friday. i’m thoroughly engrossed in work for class, except that it’s play of the very best kind. painting one thing after another.
i’m in the thick of it, but wanted to send you a smoke signal. 2 bluish circles puffing up into the night sky. let me know if you can see them. xo