Sorry for the long hiatus. The return to teaching full time has been even more challenging than I anticipated. But also really fun (sometimes). Anyway, I wanted to stop by briefly because it's Thanksgiving, and after living abroad five years, and away from home even longer (wherever home even is), Thanksgiving has become kind of a big deal. And a good chance to remember all that I'm thankful for.
I'm thankful for company this Thanksgiving, new friends and old.
I'm thankful school is getting easier as I get to know all the kids' names, understand the district's expectations, and figure out I'm working with some really incredible, helpful, and dedicated people.
I'm also thankful for a four day weekend.
I'm thankful for a good book (Zilpha Keatley Snyder's The Egypt Game) to curl up with. I stumbled across it in my classroom library the other day, and remembered adoring it as a child. It's nearly as good on the re-read.
I'm thankful for the amazingly astute and supportive writing group I've stumbled into in the Triangle area.
I'm also thankful for squeezing in a few minutes of writing time every week. I'm hoping to find a bit more in the coming weeks because I'm excited about where my currently project (Project Nameless?) is going.
And I'm thankful that Durham is beginning to feel a bit more like home.
What are you thankful for this season?
I hope and pray for all sorts of blessings in your lives, your writing, and your thanksgivings.