Good Morning! It's Friday! This morning I slouched and slumped around in my jammies because I had nowhere to go. It's an at home kind of day. This kind of day makes me happy. Since I'm thinking of happy things, it will be easy to post Friday Fave Fives which is hosted every week by Susanne.
1. It rained this week. Two Days. Here in Southern California, rain is an EVENT because we don't get much of it. Fortunately, this week's precipitation was not the typical torrential blast from the heavens. It was more like garden hose misting rain. I won't bore you with a photo of the rain. We've all seen rain, right?
2. Christmas break has begun for me. Three weeks. Let the celebrations begin!
3. The last week of class before Christmas is always fun. Returning students always know that I am going to assign one short paragraph for the three week break. They are required to write a thank you note to someone for a gift they receive for Christmas or Hanukkah. I've told you before how much fun my students are. Collectively, we wrote a sample thank you note which always makes me laugh--really? a pink and blue polka dotted scarf? a bow and arrow to play Hunger Games?
4. My students are generous. Goodies such as Reindeer Mix, See's Chocolates, homemade granola, vegan cookies and Starbucks gift cards were presented. They know me! They also know that if I assign them a thank you note to write, I must do what I say. They know I will be writing them a thank you note and using the EXACT same format and style I assign to them. Actually, I enjoy it and have fun with it.
The photos are of the Christmas stockings I have knitted for every adult member of the family. They each chose colors and motifs to make their stocking personal. The grandkids's stockings are next and will hopefully be finished by Christmas morning in time to be stuffed with little pressies.
A bonus: evidently, you can't have too many pictures of cute quail.