Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Rosy Glow

There seems to have been a rosy glow over the last seven days - late autumn sun allowing a lingering stroll around last Friday's tree fair, the chance for me and Ben to go out for a meal together (perhaps the first one in over a year, we think) and lots of games with the boys, gardening and, in my case, enjoyable teaching.One of the best pieces of news is that Son 1 will be allowed to take his laptop computer into school from next Monday. His teachers were wonderful - the Head invited them to give their opinions, and one after another they spoke about what a good student Son 1 is (pride, pride!) and how this relatively small problem with handwriting shouldn't be allowed to turn into a big barrier for his education. Once again, it shows how a few dedicated teachers are more important than any number of official documents! Wonderful people. A rosy glow over the week...
I rather like the way the jumble of stuff on our shelves outside the front door reflects the way the seasons here are merging. We have birds' nests collected when hedge-trimming after last spring, and bulbs the boys planted in church youth group, waiting hopefully for next spring! We have squashes from the garden representing the autumn harvest, and (real) ivy and (fake) berries welcoming the coming winter. The big lotus seedheads remind us of our family visits to summer gardens over the last few years and the metal basket reminds me of the good friend who gave it to me. Family, friends; spring, summer, autumn, winter; harvest and sowing. A providential placement of bits and bobs!

9 comments:

Cape Cod Washashore said...

Such a beautiful autumn display you have on your shelves! All natural - I love that! And how wonderful that your son is able to use his laptop at school! ;) Teachers do need to be able to make more personal decisions rather than following strict guidelines all the time. I'm glad things worked out!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Really pleased to hear the school's decision regarding the laptop, it is great that they are understanding his abilities and willing to treat him as an individual.

polkadotpeticoat said...

I'm so happy about your son......and you still look like your temps are warm?

Elizabeth Rimmer said...

So pleased to hear your good news - it will make all the difference to your son!

Lorrie said...

What good news about your son and the school. It's wonderful when schools work together to provide the best for children.
I like your shelf and all its bits and pieces. Very rustic looking.

Betty said...

Glad your son has got a solution to the handwriting, he will really be enjoying school now. Betty

Alix said...

So pleased about the good news on the laptop front for your son! The shelves outside your door are adorable in themselves, but filled with such an interesting array of bits and bobs they're fantastic!
x

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Wonderful news Floss! We are dealing with issues with math and have also been blessed by teachers willing to work "outside the box." Such a blessing, indeed! :)

Lululiz said...

Great news about your son, that must a load off your mind.