Overheard this morning:
“Cody, wake up! It is color comics day.”
And, indeed it is.
I am not sure where the time has gone. It seems just yesterday that we left summer behind us to face our first days of school. Last Wednesday I suddenly looked up to notice just in the nick of time that it was the first day of fall. I quickly changed into a lightweight sweater to celebrate the occasion (even though the weather man said that we may see 100 degrees (and we did)).
My outfit, according to Cody who has become my unofficial fourth grade fashion consultant, was too dull, completely lacking color. And he was right. It was all shades of cream. Being too lazy to fix it, and pressed for time, I solved the problem by blotting on some dark maroon lipstick instead of my normal coca brown. It was the first thing my students noticed as I met them at the classroom door. “You look very pretty, Mrs. M!” “Is that new lipstick? They never miss a thing, my wonderful second graders.
I am deep in preparations for the 15th annual Practice Thanksgiving festivities. This year the holiday will fall on October 10th. There is still some time for the weather to cool off and the feeling of fall to come creeping in as we sit down to dine on turkey and stuffing.
On a completely unrelated note I will leave you with a picture documenting the strict no-cats-on-the-dining-room-table rule.