tonight I did my laps in the pool, maybe for the last time since it is getting cooler at night and the water isn't quite as warm - 74 degrees tonight. Soon the leaves will be falling, the plants dying and me quietly sighing over a pile of papers to grade.
Read my sons web logs - Andy where are you? Sam, I tried reading your posts and posting to you, but for some reason I couldn't get into the comments. I love reading the posts. I realized that I missed saying 'good bye, good luck' to MIguel as he heads off to a conference and job searching. I pray for each of my children in the morning, praying that God will touch their lives so that in turn they can touch others, each in their (his/her) own unique way.
Raquel, close to home - can't get much closer when she moves right in - starting to seem more settled as she prepares to take a career class at Delta. A big new step for her. In between going for appointments, testing at Delta, paperwork, etc. she is teaching Valerie so many things - her shapes, colors and standing upside down on her head. When grandpa came home tonight her first words were,' Granpa, your tie is green! '- with no prompting. So I also understand the delight Sam has when he hears Novali's voice or receives her surprise letter.
I have a very comfortable student teacher who speaks Spanish well and enjoys our interesting mix of students. So soon I should get more relief time to ease my load of about 170 students in four different class loads and six classes. ( I started out with 190 students! more than I've ever had in my life. ) 10:30 is my deadline - so I'm off to bed!