Hope everyone is having a great start to the school year. It's the first day of school here in our town. I'm going in town for cookies and tea with another retired teacher friend, so that we can watch the buses leave the schools and take kids home on their first day. It is still fun to watch the first day excitement.
Oh, the end of the first day in first grade...can't say I miss that!
"How am I getting home?"
"It says you are on bus 21."
"Which one is that?"
"The same one you came on this morning."
"My mom drove me to school today."
"Don't worry, we will get you to the right bus."
"I think my mom is picking me up."
"I don't have a note from her about that."
"Oh, yeah, it's in my lunchbox."
"No, she's not, the note says today you need to go on whatever bus will get you to your sitter's house..."
Sobbing sounds begin - from both the child and the teacher...
I came across my notes for a poem for March Madness 2013 and reworked some of the lines. We saw two owls a few weeks ago in a tree on our front lawn. They flew off as I was trying to focus a camera on them. I love seeing owls. They remind me so much of cats. Flying cats. Another poem for another day.
A quizzical fowl
Was Sir Rhett the Owl
His question was always the same.
To a rabbit cadaveric -
Why befriend "what's his name"
As you chew?
Of course, owls don't really chew, but rather tear and swallow...but it doesn't rhyme. I guess I could have used a bit more poetic license and said "swallooo".
On a personal note...
I'm having one cataract done tomorrow! And the next the first week of October! That will perhaps make it easier to read blogs and write my blog again. Looking forward to that!
Though these glasses helped me see better than I could before, my right eye has continued to get cloudier, and it isn't easy to read with or without glasses on - so I've slacked off a bit. Looking forward to "seeing you" again!