Slowly the weather is changing to something that vaguely resembles spring, and after only a few really warm days we already have grass as tall as I am in the yard. I went to see Jane Eyre with a friend from work. Matt's parents are coming for their quarterly visit, and stand a chance to see just how beautiful this part of the country can be (knock on wood). In short, lots of good news. But not as good as the good news about my new job. I am absolutely thrilled be hired by the Olympia Waldorf School as their Outreach Manager. I've always been pretty lucky. I've had many interesting and satisfying jobs, and worked with many wonderful people. But I have never felt myself so well-matched for job as I do for this one. For a month or so I'll be wrapping up my current work at the YMCA, and not without a great sadness--it will be so hard to leave. But then, I'll be off to begin a new chapter at the Waldorf school. It is an exciting time, and my heart is full. As usual, there are so many things I would love to write about here that I either cannot articulate or may not share. But as always, life is good and I have the pictures of Jane that prove it.
The child is so into her hats. It's a rare moment she goes bareheaded. The other day, at dinnertime, she put her hat over her face and announced, "I'm Mr. Sun!" After we sang a few rounds, she de-sunned and ate her noodles with drama and panache. I could not stop taking pictures of her funny face.
As I mentioned, we've had a few very fine days, accompanied by the riveting sunsets that seem to betoken summer's approach here.
Soon, there will be a blue skies and heavy morning fog along the creek, and at night the coyote pack will run the fog path and howl. Then we'll know it's really here. In the meantime, I have savored the taste of things to come.