A belated happy birthday to beautiful Eliza who turned three a little over a week ago!
My own week started on Monday with a headstand in yoga!
I've been going to yoga classes since the beginning of last summer
so it took about nine months to work up to this.
And, while this lovely lady is
doing it without support,
mine was up against a wall.
On Tuesday, we had a terrifying "violent person in the building" announcement. The intercom instructed us to lock our classroom doors. But the classroom that I was in didn't have a lock, and the door opened OUT. So we improvised by stacking tables to block the door and moving boxes of books to create a barricade.
It turned out to be a false alarm but doesn't this student look fabulous
in his full jumpsuit, guarding the makeshift barricade?
And doesn't the fact that the barricade is made of books imply something wonderful about the literal power of books? (Get it? Literal?)
After that, I drove kids back and forth to basketball practices and rehearsals, attended parent teacher conferences, cooked endless meals, cleaned out our sunroom (beware the nasty things that hide under old couches), surprised a girlfriend for her birthday, attended parent-teacher conferences, ate mounds of spaghetti with dear, old friends and was hired to teach a workshop on writing for children at Terra Museum for American Art.
So this week, I am grateful for handstands and books, which have the potential to
save me in more ways than I'd ever realized.