So there was a week where I was too lonely to write anything, then there was a week where I was too happy to write anything, and here we are.
While I think of something interesting to say, I leave you with a small story from today:
Kids at school get stickers from their teachers or the principal ("Pride of the Principal"!) and they proudly wear them when they've done well on a test, returned lost money, etc. Today I was wearing this chintzy little pin, basically a bottle-cap looking thing with a heart and LOVE written inside, with three little heart charms dangling down from it. I think I got it for fifty cents at a garage sale. Mitchell, grade four, who finds some reason to raise his hand and ask me a question almost every lunch period, did so today also and asked, pausingly -- "Mrs. Race, where did you -- earn -- your.. love?"
Where did I earn my love, indeed.