It was nice to be back with my kids. I missed them when I was in class. Everything went according to plan in class and no problems with the substitute. Izzy and I played outside with the neighbor kids for a few hours in the evening. Drawing in chalk on the driveway and throwing the ball. It was a nice evening and now it's getting late.
Today I attended some training put on by the U.S. Department of Justice. It is called the Student Problem Identifying and Resolving Issues Together (SPIRIT) program. Just common sense talking to kids about problems at schools. Not very informative or interesting.
It was a beautiful weekend, no clouds, just some wind, but great weather. I went to church on Saturday, came home did my yard work and played with Izzy outside. I visited with neighbors and felt really good about things. it reminded me of all the good things in my life. I know all kinds of things are going on in the world, but i pretend it's just my little slice of life and forget the rest. It keeps me happy. I think, if it wasn't for that, I'd loose my focus on the things that matter most to me. Sometimes I wish I'd never have to leave Beaumont and I would stay "protected" from the world. I know that won't happen but it's so easy to be happy lately here. I had pumpernickel bread today. It really made me happy. I have good memories of eating pumpernickel bread. It's funny how something that small can really make me happy. Izzy and I played outside all day, and I did take a two hour nap when she took hers. She only slept for about an hour, but Debbie let me sleep longer. Naps are cool, I liked that. I felt like this weekend was the best one in along time.