The song, Beautiful, by Gordon Lightfoot, seems appropriate for this lovely season, which is beginning in Saskatchewan.As I walked home from the bus stop, after work today, I noticed the lovely stillness in the air, and the settled feeling that I know many people do sense at autumn A beautiful season - for children a time of new beginnings as they begin school, or university. I am feeling grateful for my job at another new daycare center - filled with busy children, excited about the start of school.
I found that my most recent daycare job, of eight weeks duration, was a poor fit for me, both in terms of philosophy, and environment. So, just last week, I left to start at another center, and I am feeling much more comfortable, and excited by the possibilities for me to do the kind of child care that I find rewarding. This center is not fancy, but there is lots of space, all used well for the children, and oodles of good play materials, and craft supplies, and the center is following best practises, to the best of its abilities. It is teeming with kids, doing what kids do - laughing, playing, crying, up to high jinx, colouring, glueing, cutting with scissors, making puzzles, jumping, running (and then being asked to "walk" inside please), building blocks, playing with dressup clothes, sitting in circles to sing, hearing stories, napping, crying, being consoled, playing outside in the sand - a happy place.
A place, I feel happy to go to in the morning, and where I feel I'll be happy to stay.
Well, I wanted to write a post, just to as well update abit, as I haven't written for some time. I will not write much more now, although there's definitely things I'd love to write, but must get to bed for work tomorrow.
I've loved following along with several of my favourite blogs, this past month - one of my favourite times of day is visiting.
Herb and Artie, my two sweet feline companions have begun their own blog, and I haved promised to let them on the keyboard soon, to write a new post. They've been talking about a post on "talismans" - hmmm, and did have me take many photos for a tour of their favourite spots in the apartment, so probably this weekend they should get some keyboard time. :)
So, for now, just a hello, I'm still here. I hope you might enjoy this song. Lightfoot is still a wonderful performer. Perhaps more mellow, and more elegant now, I think.