Last Sunday, my daughter and I participated in the annual Sun Run. We walked 10 kilometres together with 41,000 other walkers and runners. Actually, the first runner had crossed the finish line
before we started. Since I started working at the beginning of November, the weather has not really
been pleasant for walking. I have found employment takes a lot more energy than I did when I was in my fifties. Hopefully, longer, sunny days will revitalize me
We've been taking our mini-dachshund Tilde to obedience classes. She's learned to walk without pulling on the leash, to sit, stay and heel. Monsieur is the principal caregiver and he is quite the
adoring "dog parent". Tilde is a friendly little dog but she will bark at strangers. A few private sessions with the trainer are in her future.
This week, I had a Scholastic Book Fair at school. It has been a great success but I have found that the heavy metal book cases and the endless boxes of merchandise hard to manage. As I started midyear in the school, I have no parent volunteers. Today is the last day so I will have to pack up before I leave. The students really enjoy the event and it brings the entire student population into the library.
|book club choice|
I follow Casita Colibri, a blog based in Oaxaca. This week is a celebration of regional cookery in Oaxaca state. I attended last year and the colour and flavours were exciting. I really miss the constant
celebrations and the noise of Mexico.
|photo from Noticias, a Oaxacan newspaper|
|an excellent book showing the link between children's imagination and architecture|
|the story of art and community involvement|