So what's the what today, you ask? Well, a couple of fun things. First, my latest piece at Catholic Mom is up, and it's my reversion story.
I don't know about you, but I love faith stories. Everyone has one, even if you've been Catholic your whole life. This is mine, for what it's worth. ;-) This is a totally new piece, not a reworked one. It was an interesting emotional experience for me to write it. I had forgotten a few of the details until the writing process brought them back to me, and it was this whole nostalgic moment. If you have the time and inclination, I would *love* for you to read it and leave me a comment over at Catholic Mom with a brief synopsis of your own faith story, and/or who your own patron saint is!
That's a happy topic for a Monday morning, yes? Aside from that, I'm just exhausted. I had a great weekend, to be sure. Chilly days, LOTS of tea drinking and knitting.
I even wore cozy handknit socks! It was the perfect knitting weather. In fact, expect a crafty post tomorrow or Wednesday, it made me THAT happy. Mike and I tackled a painting project in our living room that neither child managed to sabotage, so that's always a good thing.
Today, I dropped Anne at school, looking very cute in a new dress we procured for her during a Target run, and then made it to work with my coffee. About ten steps from my car I realized that I had left my mug inside, and BACK I WENT! Thank *goodness* I recognized my folly before I got closer to the library, it would not have been pretty otherwise. ;-)
Then I prepared for my class, and taught at 11 am. It went well. I had a nearly full classroom, with just a few students missing. This is a team teaching setup, so they only see me on Mondays. Since last Monday was Labor Day and we were off, I haven't seen them all in a few weeks, and quite a few new students had added the class since then. So, there was lots of administrative housekeeping to attend to, and I could tell that a few students find paying attention to be a real challenge. ;-) I try to keep things interesting with humorous anecdotes where applicable. Overall, the vibe in the classroom is very positive and attentive. Two classes down, ten more to go. :)
Is it 8 pm yet?
What is up with you this fine Monday, dear reader? :)