Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday's Fave Five, 12/16/16

LINK to Friday's Fave Five host blog 

1. LOOM KNITTING!!  I discovered this a couple of weeks ago and have really enjoyed it.  It's easy; it doesn't require many supplies; it can be done while you are watching TV or talking; it's just fun to produce something nice in a short amount of time.  I will probably make several hats over the Christmas holidays.  

2. SCHOOL IS DONE for two weeks and a day!!  I repeat:  SCHOOL IS DONE!!  That's why I can be doing a Friday's Fave Five at 1:07 on a Friday.  I am at home, in the den, relaxing.  This seeming ice-age length of a week is DONE.  Have I said it yet?  SCHOOL IS DONE!!!

3. Beautiful school program last night.  Here is a picture of the concluding song including the entire school.  At this link, you can scroll down and find a video of the concluding song (part of it).  
I posted this on our school Facebook page last night:

It's been a long day, being the last full day before Christmas, and then having the Christmas program tonight at Oakwood Christian School. But I wanted to express something yet tonight: Every year, following the Christmas program, I think, "This is why we do this!!" This is why the parents invest in this place, and why the teachers work at this place, and why we exist!! What a wonderful Christmas program.  And thank you so much to the parents who entrust their children to our school. Partnering together for the sake of the gospel! Merry Christmas!!

As tiring as this time of year is, the fatigue is a good kind!

4. Christmas stamps.  On a whim I stopped at the little for-profit post office near our house, on the way home today, and they had really nice Christmas stamps.  I am a sucker for pretty dishtowels and pretty stamps.  Got five books for Christmas cards and various things.  

And finally, 

5. My birthday!!  Yesterday was about the longest day of the week, but it was also my birthday, and it was a good day.  Very thankful for the cards, well-wishes in person, and FB greetings of the day.  It was a great day!!!

And now - for some rest and then Christmas preparation!!


Barbara H. said...

Happy first day of Christmas break!!! Glad the program went so well! Love your sentiments about it. I didn't realize all that was going on on your birthday. Hope you can relax a bit today! I enjoy Christmas stamps, too.

Faith said...

oh i LOVE Christmas stamps!! and Xmas comcerts! and how fun to work in such a small school. Our district is very large. My daughter has 458 students in her senior class. I work in a small special needs preschool though. just three classes of 12 children each.

have a wonderfully relaxibg weekend and a very happy belated birthday!

Karen said...

Happy birthday to you! I am a sucker for pretty dishtowels too:)

Wendy said...

Happy birthday. And happy holidays. I used to work in a school office so I know what it's like when the end of term approaches. Enjoy the weekend.

Jerralea said...

I'm so glad for you that SCHOOL IS DONE! :)

Seriously I feel your joy because I'm now off for two weeks myself. I'm almost giddy with excitement.

Susanne said...

Happy belated birthday to you! A very busy time indeed for teachers...enjoy that nice long break and refresh!

Deb said...

Hello - belated Happy Birthday! I am a teacher too and our last day was today and I am so glad that now I have two weeks to rest and relax before going back to it again! Your school's Christmas program sounds lovely. I love making loom hats and you have inspired me to get my loom back out and make some more hats over Christmas break! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Will look forward to another post again soon!