So last Sunday I returned from a month of traveling, and hit the ground running…. on Monday I returned to school and worked six days in a row getting my room ready for school to start TOMORROW!!!! And here it is:
Today, on my one day off, I went to the gym, visited Claudia, came home and cooked more garden food (zucchini bread, fresh stuff sauteed and served on buckwheat groats, roasted potatoes). Yesterday we used a whole lotta chard to make "cheesy chard," recipe provided ad nauseaum in past posts….. below, however, is a photo of just the chopped chard stems. This year we grew three colors of chard, and it’s pretty:
Tonight we’re a little concerned about the garden, as the forecast is for possible FROST! It has been very chilly at night lately, not very summery during the day, and in general feels like a very early fall. Seriously, I almost feel like I should be picking apples or carving a pumpkin, and it’s still August!
Apologies to anyone whose blog I haven’t read, but next weekend I’ll have more time…. right now I’m going to bed. I hope to have no more night-before-school dreams; recently Lisa and I have had our traditional "we called them to Group and they didn’t come!" dreams…… and last week I dreamed it was the first day of school and kids just kept coming and coming into the room. There were at least 30 kids, and I didn’t recognize most of them. And HOW many years have we been teaching?