Tuesday, November 30
For me, Tuesday is the new Monday. With my shifted weekend, Tuesday has become the day I don't like to dawn. It is a rough day for me, with the morning spent in the nest of my family, all warm and downy, only to have to fly on my bicycle to work. I'm not trying to disregard the value of the school or my students but it is definitely a jarring jump from what I consider to be my true self over to my teacher self. It's like trying to jump from a river raft to a moving freight train.
The better the weekend the harder it is to start the workweek.
And we had a very good weekend.
First, I skint my knee badly preventing Nico from interrupting a very traditional Shinto wedding at Atsuta Shine on Sunday. He wanted to sit with the wedding party and dove under the red rope protecting them. I almost didn't catch him. The relief in doing so made up for the new hole in my jeans.
Then on Monday evening, I took Sebastian to the mall for a date. We drank green tea lattes, played video games, and read comic books at the bookstore. He's still having issues with me working late so I'm trying to carve a pocket of special one-on-one time for him in our still-too-tight schedule. He actually skipped instead of walking the whole date, he was so overjoyed.
I suppose the good thing about starting another work week is that it gives me another weekend to look forward to.
And who wouldn't want to, considering the company I keep?
Saturday, November 27
So, first, happy belated Thanksgiving.
We celebrated it last Sunday so in fact we were ahead but then we got swept up in the week and now we are on the other side, waiting for a pizza to be delivered so we can watch funny tv and draw pictures of the kitchen flowers, while flipping through the tao te ching and a new macrobiotic cookbook.
Second, we've been asked about holiday gifts. I'll let you know what Santa is planning here:
a family-sized keyboard
art supplies for all
I think the boys would love:
Captain Underpants type books
science related books
puzzles (100 pieces or so)
iTunes gift cards
Our gift to ourselves in the New Year is to go macrobiotic. This means after the first we would appreciate all care packages to be food free. We appreciate your understanding and support as we change our diet.
How about you? What would you like this holiday? Leave me a comment and I'll make sure to send you something, to thank you for your loyal readership.
This year, I am grateful for all of it. This, that, these, and those. Here, there, everywhere.