I did not do a single bit of jewelry-making on Friday, so if I'm going to share anything about my day, it has to be work related. And since I'm sticking to my promise not to complain about work, I might as well tell you what happened in my class yesterday that just about melted my heart. Remember the little boy in my class who asked, completely innocently, if I was an escort before I was a teacher? He's quite a little character - very bright but super impulsive and fidgety. Well, yesterday, as the class was packing up to leave, he walks over to me and says, "Ms. Lutjen, I really miss you on the weekends." How can I ever compain about work when adorable little kids say stuff like that to me?
And a bit more child related goodness... Barry, along with being an amazing photographer, runs a community center for kids, and he came home with these yesterday:
Figs from a garden that he and his program participants cultivated this summer! I was thrilled, seeing as I'm fig-obsessed, and so happy to see that the kids' garden is thriving.
On a non-work realted note, Barry and I went with Michael Stipe, yes, the one from R.E.M., to see Old Joy last night. Okay, we weren't exactly with Michael Stipe, but he was two people ahead of us in the ticket line. Sorry, but I rarely have celebrity sightings, so I thought I should report this one.
This morning, I'm going to get to work on some necklaces (made with pieces from this post) that I've been too busy to start until now, and then Barry and I are meeting up with Heather, one of my best friends from as far back as I can remember, and her boyfriend, who are visiting NYC from Cleveland this weekend. Heather said that the plan is to cram as much amazing eating into the weekend as possible (and we might pop into a few shops and museums, if we happen to pass any between restaurants and cafes), so I hope to have some good food experiences to report on Sunday. Have a fabulous weekend, all. I can tell that I'm going to.