my little-old-lady-in-training is coming along nicely. i’m on my 3rd rosamunde pilcher book and am floating about on a cloud of enchantement. these are quiet reads that feature strong female gentlewomen in their 60’s and 70’s keeping house in homey cottages near idyllic villages scattered throughout the moors, highlands, and coasts of england & scotland. i have to press pause rewind frequently so i can revel in the deliciousness of certain passages. the characters are delightful and complex. gentle reads for winter nights that have me dreaming of remote cornish cottages like this one.
i think a month in such a location would be perfect. imagine the idleness! the thinking! the long walks on the beach! the shell gathering!
alas, this particular cottage is v.v.v. pricey so it’s out of the question, but provides excellent fuel for the imagination.
in other news, i have a jasmine plant resting near a sunny window. waves of heady floral fragrance greet me the second i walk through the door after a long day in the classroom. when it is finished blooming i will plant it on the patio.
i was doing such a good job of posting daily on IG, but i’m afraid the constancy and diligence that requires is difficult for a scatterbrain like myself.
nevertheless here are a few of my daily studies.
the korean pots of opaque poster paint i ordered on ebay finally arrived the other day.
i’d been wanting to try them for the longest time and finally did when pam came up a few weeks ago. opaque creamy liquid paint. yum.
i only had 8 kids this week in the classroom. the rest were off on a 3-day island adventure/science camp. i chose to stay behind with the 5th graders who couldn’t go.
we did a bit of drawing.