Winter’s Advent

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12 Responses

  1. kmkat says:

    Three brothers: three pairs of glasses, two beards, one earring. Interesting.

    Sliding down the (very long, big) hill with my boys was such fun. Too fragile now 🙁

  2. lime says:

    yay for generous and beloved coworkers who are worthy of unskinned mustard offerings. and yay for happy filled lulls. oh yes, yay!

    and that girl of yours…a sweet and quiet yay for the balm she is on your soul and a pat on the back to you for being able to help her find so early what took you longer. good job, mama.

  3. Lil says:

    Winter. *shudder*

    That’s all

  4. Robin says:

    Well conjured once again. I’m in need of some hot cocoa just from reading of your early wintry embrace.

    And by the way, I read all your posts. I don’t always comment if I have nothing new to say beyond what has been said, but I always read. Just so you know.

  5. The first syllabus I had to put together intimidated the hell out of me. But I was glad I put a lot of time into it – it really did make the semester easier.

    Snow. Good grief.

  6. chlost says:

    Now I am conviced that I was never cut out to be a teacher, even though that was always “what I want(ed) be when I grow up”.

    You have more snow that we have down south. I am glad that you are enjoying it. I usually am fighting it.

    Your husband and his sister look so much alike, and her daughter looks so much like Allegra. I find the similarities in families fascinating, as well as the differences. My daughter holds her head just like my sister did. They never spent more than several days at a time together. How does that happen?

  7. You make winter look like so much fun I have to remind myself I hate being cold.

    What a gift that curriculum is–I’m sure you’ll pay it forward.

  8. pam says:

    I do like great colleague stories.
    Rather than the tertiary sector, I’m more familiar with teachers in the Australian pre-secondary school system. Here (I’m sure in the U.S too) they are busy at the end of the year palming off the most troublesome students into a clongomerate class list for the next year’s unsuspecting newbie, nabbing the biggest room for next year and making a raid for all the best equipment. The same for teacher housing in the country – when teachers say “we can’t possibly give the new teacher these students in their class / this place to live” is the day pigs fly past in both prime and composite numbers.
    What a wonderful colleague, but then I am sure she has you sussed out as deserving and appreciative. Great enjoyable post as always Jocelyn, and great family photos.

  9. Monica says:

    at least all three do wear headgear… and glasses..
    Love the post, as always

  10. pam says:

    ..that’d be conglomerate too! Thanks for the funny comment and glad you liked the photos.

  11. Way to get lulled!
    I always loved the excitement of planning a new course, but the PRESSURE of getting it just right dampens it a little. But possibilities. Who can resist them?

  12. Meg says:

    I do love winter. I love generous colleagues, Thanksgiving, two-year-olds and birthdays, too. Especially, I like the way you have captured them all.

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