School began, figs are in, sunsets are lovely

We started school Friday. Today was the second day with the kids. The kiddos are great! I really like my crew this year. Ha ha, like I don’t love them every year. But it’s hard to let go of the ones I’d worked with all last year and I miss them, feeling that little pang when I pass them in the hall. Soon enough, though they will be used to their new teacher and their new para-pro and I will have settled in to a routine with my current ones. The educational wheel of life turns.

Someone really nice gave me a huge bag of figs today. My fig tree is not bearing for the second year in a row. Unless I’m just really slow to get out there and pick, and other people are coming along and stripping it clean without me noticing…in any case I never get any figs from it like I did the first year I lived here. So I was thrilled for her to give me the bag. They are plump and great. I really like figs. I just ate a bunch 🙂

We had our small group faith group Sunday night. These are bible studies held in a home instead of a larger group at church on Sunday evenings. It is the 6th time we’ve met of our monthly meetings and I’m leading the group in a study. It was very sweet last night. Then as I left the very rural and beautiful home in which we’d met, this sunset greeted me:

Life is pretty good right now. I’m very grateful for my job, my friends, the children I work with, rural sunsets, and for fresh food.

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