Outside my window: A beautiful blue cloudless sky. You wouldn't know it after last night's thunder storm.
I am thankful for: my family, including my parents, all gathered here in our home last night. We were also blessed to have our good friends, the Covington's stop over for a visit before they head back to New York City for the continuation of Niki's classical art studies. Niki was Eliza's beloved art teacher and mentor. I love it when our house is filled with loved ones. (More on that later.)
I am thinking: that this story is too good to not pass on to you. I've still got the giggles. The other day before Jane moved out, she was waiting on campus for me to pick her up. She was sitting by herself on a bench opposite another empty bench. Probably 15 feet across from each other. Anyway, she noticed a student of the male gender approaching and he sat down across from her. Out of the corner of her eye, she noticed him zero-ing in on her. Intently, mind you. Looking away, but still seeing him, Jane saw him discreetly take out a stick of deodorant out of his backpack, glance around, checking to see that no one was watching, and thus proceeding to swipe both armpits. Jane just about died. How could she not take her eyes off him at this point. Noticing her looking at him, he smiled, got up off the bench and started walking toward her bench, intending to sit next to her. (THAT WAS THE WHOLE POINT OF THE DEODORANT! GET IT?) Unfortunately, at the same time he was on his way over, an older woman walked up and sat down next to Jane. He lost his chance.
This is classic.
A few plans for the rest of the week: starting up piano lessons with Mama (my mom) and Isaac again. Participating with other women in a "Sister Power Hour", cleaning a very pregnant neighbor's home as she prepares to move. Maybe spend the day at the local storytelling festival. Starting my new hour and a half library volunteer job at the kid's school on Friday, sorting shelves and helping 2nd and 3rd graders find books. Looking forward to a weekend overnighter with Keith.