the frost is on the punkin'
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I took the toddlers in my class for a walk about campus on Monday
and we came back to our classroom with some squash and pumpkins
from the school garden.
I cut them up and the children scooped out the seeds and stringy stuff.
We have one child who is extremely sensory oriented and she loved it!
We then roasted them in the kitchen with some leftover pears and oranges,
cinnamon and a bit of sea salt.
The whole building smelled delicious!
Most of the children only had one bit but there were two that asked for seconds.
Either way, a fun time was had by all.
I stopped on my way to work to sit on the seawall of the beach I pass by.
So beautiful. I said a few prayers and devotions for the day and then I continued to work.
Frost on the fallen leaves.
Winter and I have come to an understanding.
My mum hated winter and would say she didn't like Autumn because she knew what was coming.
She was unhappy about the weather for 6 months of the year.
That's half a lifetime unhappy over the weather.
Seems like a lot.
So...winter and I have come to an understanding...a meeting of the wills.
I will find a way to see the joy in winter and winter will seem more joyful to me.
You may have noticed that, for it's part, winter has done no compromising.
Winter is like that.
My cat, Tucker, has taken to cat-napping on me while I am laying on the couch in the evenings.
I get my pajamas on, lay down on the couch with a comfy blanket, turn on the TV or pick up a book
and before you know it, here comes Tucker. He's pretty warm and cozy so I don't mind.