Friday the 13th is, I know, thought to be unlucky.
But I had a good day.
My student teacher, Amanda Brice, took over my class so that I could complete the report cards. She (and the students) had a wonderful day painting Starry Night (as inspired by Van Gogh), went on a Weegee Hunt, made felt people, did PE and snack, and generally just had a fine time.
On the blog, here, a new visitor, Vickie, left a comment about a website that I had forgotten about but is, I think, worth a visit, Mindful Parent. They've got meditations, verses, podcasts, and a newsletter, all of it designed to help us stay in the moment and connected to the children in our lives. Thank you Vickie!
My wife, Sarah, was appointed as the alternate representative for our region to the statewide California Coastal Commission, a very powerful statewide planning and land-use agency governing coastal property. She spent the day in Monterey, attending her first meeting. She's out of town this weekend at a law review class, leaving me home to a quiet house.