at least for me. I don’t have any big plans. But I know one little five-year-old girl who is going to be dancing, singing, and eating birthday cake today!! Happy Birthday Jocelyn!
One of my students will be six tomorrow. He has a very serious approach to the whole thing. He doesn’t seem to care much one way or the other. Boys are different. And perhaps six is not a milestone for him. Maybe he’s waiting for eight or ten to get all excited about it. LOL
The big excitement for my class lately is lost teeth. We had a major event last week that I forgot to report. One of my girls hopped up from her spaghetti lunch and hurried over to tell me “Mrs. Maurer! My tooth is gone and I can’t find it!” Well, let me just tell you that finding a tiny tooth in a pile of spaghetti is truly akin to the proverbial “needle in a haystack”. I could not find it! Thankfully one of my colleagues has younger eyes and managed to spot it. We took it to the office, got a little plastic treasure chest for it, put it inside, and then put the box inside a zip-lock bag and into her backpack. These teeth are valuable! Some of the tooth fairies in our area are giving out $5 for these tiny trophies.
At least five other students have lost teeth in the last month. We could have a competition going soon.
I got my fifteen minutes of fame last week when my picture was in the paper with a nice article about my book. It isn’t the type of book most people will be excited about, but it will be appreciated by genealogists who have long missed a lot of facts and stories about Caddo that are buried in the old newspapers. And local residents will learn some new stories to share at the Dairy Queen. My next book is already in the works.
Lots of concern in our community this week about folks who are sick and dying. It seems that we usually have at least ten people who are battling a major disease. Please pray for my cousin Pat and her family.
I’m off to school today with a better attitude than yesterday’s. I was suffering from lack of sleep, pain, and sinus problems yesterday. Not my best day.
Today will be a better day for me!! Lots of energy this morning and no pain! Hope it is a great day for you. There really are no “ordinary” days you know. Each one is a gift. Unwrap yours carefully.