behold my new sketchbook ready to be bound. it's been in the bookcase all week getting smashed flat.
my margarita-and-writing ritual is a new late afternoon treat.
the new class arrived yesterday and they are a nice bunch of kiddos. guiless and sweet. only 1 wildcard in the bunch and he's nothing compared to other wildcards from other years at other schools. i started reading a roald dahl favorite of mine today. i sit in a chair and they sit in a cluster at my feet more or less. i used to never imagine 5th graders would enjoy storytime as much as they do. but they are a captive audience. coco, yahuan, jincan, rongcong, and 25 more. 10 girls and 18 boys!
oh… well there is one other thing. i've sealed the deal on a seaside cottage that is going to be all mine for a week at the end of november. i can already feel the heady seabreeze pushing my wings outward & upward.
i have no idea where i'll be in november, but there's no harm in anticipating another good assignment around the corner.
okay, that's it for now. just a short missive from the western edge of the continent.