Wednesday, November 12, 2014
It was back to school today. After four whole days away, returning wasn't so easy. The children were tired and not yet ready to be students again -- chatty, distracted and needy. I was pretty much in the same state (although I think I hid this a bit more successfully than they did).
When I bought the class into the cafeteria for lunch, a student came to me and announced, "The office wants me to tell you that your pumpkin is here." Happy news! Happy day! I hurried to the office and there was my friend Dorothea with a lovely home-grown pumpkin that she personally delivered to me.
It's not really a looking-at pumpkin -- it's an eating pumpkin. Nonetheless, I think that it's exquisite -- deep-ribbed, heavy, and skin of a burnished orange with a silver sheen. Lovely, lovely pumpkin!
I will enjoy looking at it and then tucking in to eat it -- pie, casserole, muffins... I love autumn.