I'm still subbing. I took today off due to doctor appointments and I scrubbed the floors on my hands and knees, too. Naturally, the one day I had free to write or catch up with other computer-y business, my laptop decided to do a system overhaul that took ALL DAY LONG. But now it's up and running smoothly.
It smells glorious here. Green and full of lilac blooms.
Tonight was the first soccer game of the season. I wore shorts and didn't feel remotely cold, which is rare and lovely. Mr. G's team tied. Mr. B's team lost their baseball game, but he played really well and made me proud. Four hours at the park blew by like nothing for me and the boys. There's one little guy--beyond cute and he plays with boundless enthusiasm accompanied by limited skill. He cheers and does little dances whenever anything good happens for his team. When a player got knocked in the face with the ball, this little guy was the first one to walk over, place his hand on the boy's shoulder and ask if he was okay. It was unspeakably sweet--especially since they weren't even teammates--the hurt kid was on Mr. G's team. I told the little guy's parents after the game that I admired their son's spirit and huge heart.
I'm reading 1776 and it surprises me how exciting the Revolutionary War battles were. I had no idea. Must read more about this part of history.
I helped a high school student with her spoken word poetry project this afternoon. She had some great poems and the loveliest voice. Sweet and crisp and clear and delicate. I envied her voice and told her so.
The only thing in worse shape than the inside of my house right now is the outside. I ran out of potting soil, so there are pots stacked on the porch and seeds sitting on my kitchen counter and weeds everywhere. Thank goodness for a 3-day weekend coming up.
I have wide feet, which means buying shoes is kind of an ORDEAL. I can't just walk into a Kohl's or Younkers and find anything I can jam my feet into. It never works. So I have to shop at the one store in town that sells Euro-style cloggy footwear. Last weekend I dropped in another shoe store just for kicks and guess what? They had the most amazing display of all the brands I love and can wear--Merrill and Clarks, Dankso and Jambu--I bought two new pairs of shoes AND the prices were very reasonable. Plus it's locally owned and operated which makes me doubly pleased to have found it. My standby store is great, but they tend to carry more leathery-dressy shoes. I'm sort of a more casual gal, this new place really suits my taste.
I shall have to post pictures of the pretty things I've bought with my subbing money.
Spill it, reader. Some of the goodness in your world.