i finished binding my new sketchbook. and…
the hooded orioles that visit me every year from april through august are getting ready to fly the coop. i’m sad to see them go and wish i could watch a travelogue of their journey. how i would delight in seeing the route they take to mexico and beyond. how many miles do they fly a day? how long does it take? do they have an established route? i wish i knew.
here is a blurry pic i snapped . capturing them on film isn’t easy.
school has done something to my nocturnal imagination i’m having enormous dreams every night rich with mystery, water, nature. at dawn i charge back through the fog and wake up feeling like i’ve been exploring the entire world.
i have a special group of children this year in the classroom. it’s a lovely combination of quirky personalities. believe me when i tell you this is the exception rather than the rule.
the amazon wish list packages have started piling up on my porch. unfortunately, amazon drops the ball sometimes and fails to include a packing slip or gift receipt. if they do, i scan it and then am able to send a thank you note right away through amazon. if they don’t, i can’t. i contacted them today about quite a few watercolor sets that arrived in envelopes with no receipts. all they could tell me were the names of the people who sent them. so ANN, CONNIE, & GOOD BOOKS FROM BROOKLYN thank you kindly for your donations. please know just how appreciated they are.
here’s what arrived today! i’ll be schlepping it to school in the morning. picture a cluster of bees buzzing around a honeycomb and you’ll have a good idea of what the atmosphere will be like when i let them look in the bags each morning.
i’ve started reading this in the afternoons when we return from lunch. i let everyone draw or doodle while i read. it keeps them from fidgeting and they really like the story. it’s vaguely familiar so i may have read it to another class sometime in the last 22 years, but i can’t say for sure! it’s about a boy who is a bully, doesn’t have any friends, and everyone dislikes him. sounds grim but, it has a theme of redemption.
hope you’re reading, eating, dreaming, or watching something good. see you soon!
wait. one more thing.
i finished this netflix series and i’m really sad about it. now i have to wait at least another year for season 3. swedish with english subtitles. i cannot recommend highly enough. i was so pleasantly surprised to find it on netflix in north america. there are dozens of new series popping up so often it seems, but the quality of this one (and the music!!!) is in my opinion superior. heads and tails above the others. i’m only sorry to learn that one of my fav actors in the series has died and won’t be returning next season. that’s all i’m saying!