I couldn't say no----they really wanted me to start last Thursday but I had the baking event at the salon, so I began on Monday; I almost forgot what it was like to get up @ 5 am to be at work @ 7 or so. I say 'or so' because I'm in the office and not in the classroom, so I don't have students waiting on me. It's a 'different side' of the teaching world, working in the front office, but being back with all of my colleagues has truly warmed my heart this week. They made an announcement that I had come back to help and so many have worked their way to the office to hug, laugh, catch up or just say 'hello.' It's a wonderful group of people and I remember clearly why it was so difficult to tell them good-bye.
To top it off, Mother Nature made my morning commute rather interesting. Temperatures dipped well below zero....this morning it was -8 on the car going in (that's fahrenheit ). I took my camera with me so I could take all of you on my journey to work....so you could see a bit of Colorado in the winter, on a snowy, cold, and rather dark morning.....
Well, off to bed I go; morning comes quickly!
|The somewhat frozen lake and a lonely bird in the frigid air|
|Off I go!!|
|This road was super slippery!! Notice how many cars are out there with me!|
|just random part of my journey; these folks have a 'hefty' mailbox, though!|
|that is a lake in the distance---so foggy/cold|
|part of a little farm|
|I pass a lot of little farms along the way|
|a log cabin with organic small farm|
|love this entryway....always wonder 'what's up there?'|
|little boy waits for the bus....|
|a tree farm|
|if you could see it, this is a gorgeous horse ranch|
|I LOVE this barn....LOVE IT|
|one of my favorite houses that I pass along the way; too bad the picture is so blurry!|
|a cemetery on the left....almost there|
|Time for work! my turn.....|
Also, take deep breaths, don't hold in anger, angst, or bitterness. Don't fill your life with stress. Fill your life with joy!! Be thankful, count your blessings....and go tell someone how special they are. To all of my very special readers.....thank you for following me! Thank you for taking moments out of your day to read my words; I hope you know how grateful I am. And, remember the contest!!!! Friday night I pick a winner!!