Today was a great Friday! With a high of 45 degrees this afternoon, just the warm weather made it kind of wonderful. I had a lot of students gone today -- about 1/2 of my CAMM classes were cheering on their peers at the gymnastics state meet. The girls ended up in 6th place as a team. I am so happy (& proud) for our girls team!
After school I rushed off with Josh to meet up with Melissa at the Great Dane. The three of us take over a booth in the back and go to town talking, not only about our writing but about our profession, about life and relationships. One of our meetings, I will have to get a photo of the 3 of us together. I always want one but fail to get it. The time we have together is so incredibly special, insightful and valuable that I leave our time together feeling like I am the luckiest woman alive to have the two of them, not only as friends but as supportive partners in my endevors. Each time we meet just gets more productive!
I got home late and tried to clean up a bit before Jessi got home. Her friend Lauren came by to wait for her as well. It was well after 10pm when she finally walked in the door. Balt greeted her eagerly (sorry for the blurry photo) and we all sat and caught up. She handed over her newest medals and talked about the end of the swim season. She's officially declared her major as English and had us laughing with lots of random stories. It's wonderful to have her home again!