Yesterday was a productive day. I started out in the morning just looking to get a weeding tool. I’m not sure what this tool is called, but I had one in Baltimore and used it all the time. It’s great because it gets under the roots of the weeds and gets them out for good.
After weeding, I worked in the garage a bit, but I didn’t take any pictures. It’s much nicer in there than it was. Then I potted some plants I’ve been meaning to get outside. They need full sun. They are three kinds of succulents that I’ve put in one pot. I like how they look:
I will write their names out here, so I have a record of them in the memory archive: Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’ Sedum adolphi ‘Shooting Stars’ Sedum ‘Aurora’/ Sedum rubrotinctum
While I was working outside, my next-door neighbor saw me and invited me to a party they were having last night. A bunch of their friends were getting together to have snacks and sing Christmas songs.
It was fun to meet some new people and to get to know my neighbors better. I’m so glad I went.
I was also excited to see the fire thingies that Lauren has talked about. They were on the tables as heat sources. I thought that if she was at the party, she would have been so excited! They even had a big bucket of pellets and a box of wood chunks to feed into the fire pots.
It was late when I got to bed. Hopefully I can get my school work done today.
Yesterday, one of my coworkers brought me some cranberry bread that her husband made. It reminded me of Lauren’s, so I had to take a picture:
It was delicious.
For lunch, I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I wasn’t paying attention when I bought the “jelly” part. I usually buy jam, but this time I accidentally got preserves. One of the chunky strawberry pieces fell out onto my chair armrest, and I put my elbow on it. D’oh! I was wearing a new jacket! When I went to look at it, I saw the seam had also split. Double D’oh!
Our middle school Christmas concert was last night. It went well. I played the piano a lot. It’s funny… when I don’t think about where my fingers are going, I play with almost no mistakes, and I even kind of improvise sometimes. When I start paying attention, things start to go wrong. I made a few mistakes last night, because I was concentrating on what I was doing.
I didn’t take any pictures. I was intentionally going to take a picture as I walked into the sanctuary of the church, so it would just be the backs of everyone’s heads. Instead of a picture of the concert, here’s a picture of an accidental screenshot I made yesterday. What the heck are those finger things? (Don’t try that website. It takes you to a sketchy message about a non-private connection.)
It has been exceptionally busy at school lately. The biggest reason is that the middle school kids have been getting ready for a Christmas concert. It’s tonight, in place of our church’s Advent service.
We have a K to 8 choir director this year, so she’s leading the singing part of the concert. I have a handbell choir that would play something tonight, but there are a bunch of kids out sick, so at the time of the writing of this post, it doesn’t look good.
Yesterday I had pickup supervision duty after school. It was nice to get some fresh air and take a break from my desk. It was unseasonably warm yesterday. I stood in the shade of a eucalyptus tree.