some years ago our school district decided to implement a fall break as well as a winter break. this means that every october and february we get a week off! yes, we still do 180 days of school like the rest of you, we begin school a week earlier and end our year a week later.
the kids have worked hard, and these students and their teacher look forward to a much needed break!
this mountain mouse and her 3 little mice are going to the valley to visit city mice (i'm assuming you are familiar with the story Country Mouse, City Mouse). the van is loaded with bikes, scooters, and skates (mine too). we are going to enjoy sidewalks, streetlights, parks on every corner (maybe i'm exaggerating a little), running to the near bye market for 1 item (instead of a 30 min. drive to nearest market) target just 2 miles away (instead of the usual hour away), and starbucks just blocks away. oh, how i miss the conveniences of city living.
but by weeks end, i'll be ready to return to the sierra nevadas, to the birds i hear singing as i type,
to the rolling foothills, and purple mountains majesty (yeah, they really do exist), the fragrance of pine trees, trantualas making their fall appearance, coyotes at night. i'll want to be back in my community, with the sights and people i LOVE so much.
(btw- click on the link for Country Mouse, City Mouse and read along with the illustrated story. flip the pages by clicking the book)