ON THIS DAY, a long time ago, I was born, but even longer before that, my grandmother hopped a train to New York to marry my grandfather before he shipped out. They were married for just shy of 72 years and died within six months of each other. They loved that they shared their wedding anniversary with my birthday. They said that I was a pretty good anniversary present, and I try to live up to that.
I share a birthday with one of my reading students, and he was stoked. On Friday he said, “It is our birthday on Monday! Can you believe it?” He wrote me the sweetest note that contained this lovely sentence, “Remember that you are awesome.” That’s not a bad note to get. He also brought me a GIANT bag of Swedish fish, and my husband said, “Well, that kid gets an A.” I pointed out to him that we don’t give A’s anymore but have a complicated number system. Around Halloween, I mentioned to all my students that as they combed through their candy and found some Swedish fish, I wouldn’t mind if they threw it my way, as it was my favorite candy. He remembered that and brought a bag of them for my birthday. Right now, the Offspring and trying to convince me to share it with them, but I can’t quite bring myself to open the bag; it is so thoughtful and sweet that I want to savor it.
And then just as if my birthday weren’t going along well enough, I got an email in the late afternoon saying that our yearbooks had SHIPPED!!!! I am so excited to see them! I was stunned to see on the label that the box weighs 91 lbs! That is a heavy pile of yearbooks! We just tipped the halfway point in our sales — more sold than not sold. I am hoping to sell 15 more BEFORE the books arrive, but am pretty sure that more kids will want them AFTER they arrive. Our schedule delivery date is May 28th which will be here so incredibly soon!
Keep moving forward,