There is nothing better than receiving a package!
Seeing a tightly taped package with your name written on the address label produces instant joy.
Today, my instant joy came from my friend Julieanne.
Inside her package, tea, tea, and more tea were uncovered.
Speaking of covered… the best part of the package is a hand-made crocheted afghan blanket.
The colors are so bright and vibrant.
I’ll smile every time I use it, just thinking of my friend who put this beautiful blanket together with her own two hands!
The past two days have been good.
Incredibly exhausting, but good.
My class assembly went really well yesterday. All of my students remembered their lines and acted their little hearts out.
I am one proud teacher!
After school, I had parent-teacher conferences.
Only 5 sets of parents requested meetings, all of which just wanted to say thank you.
I even received a fancy box of chocolates.
I never buy fruit or yogurt flavored chocolate. I guess I just though I wouldn’t like it.
I was wrong.
These were so delicious, I had to bring them to my friend’s house to share before I ate the whole huge box.
Yesterday, I also celebrated a good-bye party for one of the German girls who has been an assistant at the school for the last 3 years. We went to dinner and then the Germany football game together.
She is off to Canada.
No plans. No expectations. Just off and ready to work and play freely.
I’m so excited for her and wish her all the best in her new adventure!
If you live in Canada and want to show a nice German woman around, let me know!
While we’re slightly on the topic of football- both Germany and the USA are through to the next level in the World Cup! This can get very exciting!
Needless to say, last night was a late night and today I woke up late and still tired.
I quickly made a smoothie for breakfast then ran out the door.
Today was another busy one.
Luckily, it started with baking with my my students. No better way to start the day!
They made little strawberry pastries as refreshments for our poetry party.
I would like to make this at home too so will share the recipe then.
I have so many adorable shots of the kids busy in their baking mode, but unfortunately I can’t post these pictures.
My childless shots are limited, but I think this is a very cute photo. This little guy was so careful about evenly distributing the powdered sugar.
I love cooking with kids! I can imagine opening a healthy eating cooking school for kids and parents some day.
The poetry party was a hit.
We had many teary-eyed parents in our classroom today.
They loved the poems and loved the baked goods as well! The kids were so proud of themselves.
After school, I came home and took a 45 minute nap which turned into a 2 hour nap.
Sebastian made dinner, great guy he is.
Baked potato topped with tuna salad and baked beans.
Salad with tomato and balsamic vinegar.
Yummy! Dinner was delicious! So good that I ate it all and gave myself an upset stomach.
A full stomach required some moving around so I went on a long walk.
The peace and quiet was incredibly therapeutic after the past few weeks of craziness.
I need to hear the birds and smell the changing earth.
Sometimes there is nothing more rejuvenating than nature.
I’m heading off to rejuvenate even further in my new blanket!