Tucker has been climbing onto my lap as I sit at the kitchen table and type away on my computer.
It's sort of nice to have a big fluffy, cuddly cat asleep on my lap but it does make it rather difficult to move my hands along the keyboard and keep my legs balancing him so he doesn't tip over.
My grandmother's birthday would have been at the end of this month and I always like to start listening to Christmas music with the song Ave Maria because it was her favourite. She liked the Perry Como version. She suffered through quite a bit of loss in her life. She always made me feel as if being with me was her sole reason for visiting. She had such beautiful eyes.
One of our class mothers has brought in baskets of treats for the teachers. One of them was filled with three different boxes of tea. I've been enjoying a cup of tea in the afternoon while the children are napping. It was so very sweet of her. I really enjoy her little girl and will miss her when she moves to "the big school" next door in January.
Yesterday this same mother gave our classroom an Amaryllis bulb. She had already planted it in a pretty pot and wrote a little note telling us how to water and care for it.
My mum always had an amaryllis growing at this time of year. She would start it around Thanksgiving and sometime around Christmas it would be blooming. It's a wonderful thing for the children because the stem grows so quickly and so tall that they will actually be able to see it happening daily!
It will make this season a little easier for me seeing the joy that the children will share in watching the growth and knowing that it was one of my mother's favourite seasonal flowers.
There is a house on the way home which already has all their Christmas lights up. It's so pretty!
The house is just as I drive into "old town" which is the part of town that I live in.
I haven't stopped to get a picture yet because by the time I'm driving home from work it's too dark to get a good shot. I plan on taking a walk there at just the right time of dusk this weekend.
I also don't have a picture of the full moon! I've woken up to my whole bedroom lit up by moonlight the past few nights. It's beautiful. I haven't gotten a picture though.
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