Hickory at Twilight
I returned to work today, leaving around lunchtime. I can't tell you how good it felt to be with my 'other family' today. And I wouldn't be as calm as I am if I didn't have the support of our Head of School and our faculty.
After the morning began, I quickly slipped out to grab a little cup of coffee from the break room at the end of the hall. I heard the children in the 4th grade classroom next door and went in to see the teacher because it's been so long since we've spoken.
I nearly cried after walking into her classroom and seeing those children stand up and clap for me. Had they noticed I was gone? If I could bottle this feeling: the laughter of children, the kindness of those I work with; there would be no need for anti-depressants.
Okay, enough of this mushy stuff. I'd like to tell you something that I've decided is a really good idea and one that was started by fellow blogger, Chuck Westbrook. I first heard of him while visiting Dlyn's blog last week, and I like the idea he's got going right now.
Here's the idea: There are millions of blogs out there. And some of those blogs are so excellent yet they receive very little traffic in the form of comments. Chuck has devised a plan to aid these bloggers in getting their word out to a bigger audience. Every two weeks, he'll highlight a different blog and along with a number of others, I've elected to go and visit that blog every day for two weeks. After the two weeks, if it's a blog that I'm finding that I really enjoy, I'll continue to visit it. But if not, I'll just move on. The blogger's traffic will increase and the end result should be positive.
The blog that he's chosen for the next two weeks is one that's written by Zoe Westhof, a young American writer currently living in Thailand. Her blog is called Essential Prose. Her writing is superb. She's funny, and goofy sometimes, and I think I'm going to enjoy visiting her every day.
And because I can't let this stop here, I'd like to tell you about a blog that I, personally, am finding really interesting. She's left several comments here, and many of you may already be familiar with her name. Her blog is Woman In A Window, and it's written by Erin from Northern Ontario. She's a wife and a mother of two young children. Her writing is what keeps me going back. She writes from her heart and although sometimes it's dark, it's always real. Give her a read if you have a moment or an hour or two.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .