I tend to get a little worried this time of the year because I dread cabin fever, and have yet to invest in a S.A.D light. I am grateful my apartment gets plenty of good natural lighting though, and now that a humidifier is necessary, I like to make it feel as if it's still summer inside. Fooling the senses a wee bit in the name of seasonal happiness. ;)
We came upon this sweet little message while walking downtown.
but so worth it for the peaceful fall scenery.
I am utterly in love with this cat.
Unfortunately, he's not mine, he's my brother's little fuzzball Jack,
but I get to see him quite often because we live close.
Maybe I'll take a video of him sometime soon.
He's such a delightful little creature,
with the softest, furriest presence,
and the loudest purr I've ever heard. ♥
I'm becoming a regular here. Diet discipline always seems to fail me in the cold months the most.
I've had some wonderful subbing jobs lately. I love being a substitute teacher because it's so flexible, and that is something I need to have right now. The best part about it is the kids though! Recently I revisited a school I had a long term assignment at three years ago. I saw some of my kindergarteners who were now 3rd graders!
It was so special to see how they've grown!
I was just happy they remembered *me*. This is a pic of my work outfit one morning. Someday, I hope to find a permanent position in an elementary school, but as a librarian most likely.
Kids, books, reading, literacy: my life's true passions. :)
Good girl friends are blessings! We've had the opportunity to meet up for crafts, and hopefully this will become a regular part of our month. I love having each of these girls less than 5 minutes away from me. Many of my good girl friends have moved out of the mitten, but I still have a few gems that have stuck around.
Huzzah blog today.
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Lastly, I've been looking up the spoken word on youtube lately. It is admittedly one of my favorite things to do. I'll make playlists of my favorites and listen to them when I'm doing my housework. When I was a writing tutor a few years ago, my boss always used to say "Words change lives." I'm always reminded of this when something I read (or listen to) has an impact on me. I can't get enough of this W.H. Auden poem below in particular. I know it is not the original author speaking, but I love the way it is read. Even in its pensive and melancholic tone, I think it's beautiful.
Wishing you all a M A R V E L O U S week.