I just wanted to remember special things and people.
First up, a special thing. "Orange Poppies," done in watercolor by an 8th grader in our school.
After the art show, I saw her in the hall and told her privately I love this painting so much that
I'd pay her $20 for a copy of it. She clapped her hand over her mouth and cried. "Really?" I assured
her yes, really. She has some God-given talent and I want to encourage her to keep using it. And I
want a print of those glorious tangerine orange poppies in my home!
As of yet, she hasn't produced a copy, but I will bug her over the summer if I have to.
leaving and he replied, "My pleasure!" He came home promptly and threw his shoes in the trash.
Tomorrow he starts his new internship with a major brokerage firm, doing some sort of computer programming work. He's looking forward to the new adventure, the "foot in the door," the use of
the degree he's working toward, and the pay. The amount 20 year-olds can get paid these days just
Another special person...
Joel earned two awards on Field Day.
A bronze for the 50m dash and a silver for sportsmanship. I didn't sign up to oversee a game; 90 degree heat and sweating and being on my feet all day is not my thing. So this is the shot I got from my van window at dismissal. Tired as he was, he declared Field Day "awesome!"
Another special thing...
This piece of artwork really impressed me. One of my 6th grade students painted it for her mother on 16x20 canvas. The detail and the perspective, the mix of greens, the simple blue dress and wreath of flowers in the girl's hair--I just love it all.