New ‘Do

“Wow, I hardly recognize you.”

“Your hair looks so cute.”

“Who is this new person in our Title I room?”

“I like the new haircut. What made you decide to do it?”

These are the comments I heard today about my new hairdo. One second grader even said, “Wow, your hair got longer.” Well, not quite, but something like that. It is nice to be told that I look nice. I’m not quite used to it, but kindness has helped boost my confidence. We’ll see in a week what I think of the new ‘do, but I think I’ll like it.

Book Club ~ SOLSC Day 6

I love book club.

Today I had the chance to get together with friends and talk about a book we had all read. I hosted, so the meeting was at my house, and I chose the book for today. We read Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan. We all liked it – which doesn’t always happen.

I love book club.

I made food inspired by the book: a veggie tray shaped like a dotted eighth note, apple strudel, and chocolate cupcakes. Well, I attempted to make chocolate cupcakes. They didn’t come out right, so I’ll be making a trifle later tonight. But the vanilla frosting I made to go with them is AMAZING.

I love book club.

As we discussed the book – then other stuff – then the book again, there was music playing in the background. It was a playlist I put together, also inspired by the book. One major theme in the book was that music transcends differences. I think books do too.

I love book club.

I can’t wait until next month.

I love book club.