It has been a long week for me.
On Tuesday I attended our resident's meeting and got up and spoke about the upcoming craft class. It seemed to go over well. I posted the sign up sheet.
On Wednesday...I looked at the sign up sheet....no one had signed up.
On Thursday...there was one name and she stopped me and paid for the class...she is my next door
Today...no one else has signed up.
It gave me second thoughts. Maybe no one really wanted to do crafts. What if no one else signs up? Do I do a class with just one person? Or do I cancel? So last night I got to thinking that maybe I should take a bright post it and put a deadline for signing up. That way I will know if I should continue or not. People who live here are a strange lot. They complain that life is boring...there is nothing to do....but if you offer them a solution they disappear.
So tonight I just had to get out of my apartment. I decided to get a new fall top. As I was returning a lady was sitting outside. She was one of the people that I had talked to in the Spring about the class. She asked me how many did I have to have to go on with the class. She says that she intends to sign up. (ok...so why hasn't she?).
I guessed I am bummed about it now.
On the brighter side. Hardly a day doesn't go by that one of my 1st graders doesn't ask me about whether I have a husband or not. Today was no different. Each day two students are chosen to have lunch with me and then after lunch we play board or card games. Today the little girl asked whether I had a husband. I said no. She said...."Are you looking for one?" I said, "Sometimes, do you know someone?" She said,
"No, but stay away from Butler Street." I am guessing that is the street she lives on. So out of curiousity I asked why....and she said that an old mean man lives there. He won't let them pick his flowers and says he is going to call the police on them. I told her thanks for the tip.
I am really enjoying my time at school...the children are amazing and we have already formed a bond.
Well, have a good Friday night and a lovely weekend. I have no plans so it should proved to be a relaxing two days for me.