What a week this has been. Full of the not-so-fun parts of being a teacher: state mandated standardized tests, midterms, re-evalualuations, progress reports, ieps... whew! I don't know when I've been so glad for Friday. I spent all of Saturday puttering around in the Muse studio, getting ready for Dia de Bloglandia and the Cigarbox Shrine Auction. Here's a peek the the prefestival festivities:
The skeletons have donned their finery.
Getting ready to shake their bones.
Ava's all decked out.
And now it's Sunday morning again, my favorite time of the week, and I'm the up in the studio, the only one awake, listening to REM and drinking coffee. Last night Mr, Al and I had long, cozy dinner with Ava and a friend at DiPalma's, our favorite restaurant, and today, after I put the final touches on a painting I've been working on for nearly a year, I'm going to enjoy this gorgeous fall weather and try to burn off some of last night's foccacia and breadsticks, by taking a long bike ride. Hopefully, Monday I will return to school recharged, rejuvenated, and ready for the new week.