Sunday, January 10, 2010
I know it has been pretty quiet around here. Classes start tomorrow and with fifty teachers to coordinate, and my own classes to plan, it has been crazy busy. I am looking forward to meeting new faces in the morning and John is teaching at nearly the same time as myself. He has one semester left before he is free from his own coursework. I am so glad to have him on campus. This is what we have been working toward - teaching together.
The kids went back to school last Monday, but we have had snow and they were home on Thursday and Friday. The temperatures are still below freezing and there is still a lot of snow on the ground. We went to campus to work for the afternoon and on the way home passed near our neighborhood elementary school. On one particularly busy corner, an older man, long retired from some other career, serves as crossing guard each school morning and afternoon. He has been the crossing guard for as long as we can remember. Even though LibbyLu has not been at that particular school in four years, he still waves as we go by in the morning and is always smiling for his charges. It was 24 degrees outside when we drove home this evening and as we approached the intersection, I spotted his car, and then him, shoveling the sidewalks. This is something I am sure he is not responsible for. It was dark. It was cold. He warmed our hearts.