i wonder if the little boy who mailed this postcard to france from switzerland while on vacation in 1961 is still alive.
i climbed into my time machine and found the address where the card was mailed. i knocked, but of course no one answered. i knew they wouldn’t…what with the space-time continuum and its possible disruption to present time. sometimes i get careless and throw caution to the wind.
i really shouldn’t.
when i’m working against a deadline my alter ego likes to throw obstacles in my path.
it’s the very last week of school. i’ve finished report cards and testing, now i’ve got cums to write and packing to do.
i’m moving to a new classroom in the old wing of the building. goodbye funky storeroom with paper-thin walls! hello windows, natural light, and real closets!
i’ll be teaching 5th grade next year. this past week I wrote & submitted 2 projects for approval at donor’s choose. it’s my first time signing up there and i’m terribly excited at the prospect of receiving things just in time for the start of the new year and a brand new class. sketchbooks, a printer, computers, paint, paper, notebooks, and lots more. tom’s of maine and H&M are matching all donations. you can only submit projects if you have points and i’ve used mine up for now, but will receive more once my current projects are funded.
one of my projects is already halfway funded. how cool is that?!
in other news…
i left naples upon finishing the 4th book of the elena ferrante series. if you’re a fan of her work, you may find this interview illuminating!
left naples and headed into straight into the heart of the belgian congo. oh oh oh my. the writing is absolutely riveting and beautiful.
i hated for it to end.
my audible membership has been an unexpected delight. i take frequent storytime breaks and enter new worlds delivered on silver platters by exquisite narrators.
instead of listening to the news, i listen to stories.
now i’m lost in victorian england listening to amy snow. it’s written by first-time author, tracy rees, who won the uk’s richard & judy search for a bestseller competition.
and finally in online class news…
i started making videos last week and i got A LOT accomplished this weekend.
work work work. but only the very best kind.
hope you’re enjoying these last hours of your sunday. wherever in the wide world you happen to be.
i’ll just be here – sewing books together, making more videos, and taking story breaks!
see you soon!