Monthly Archives: October 2010

Good things in October. 5

October flew by, did it not? It’s already time to post good things. If you kept a list for October, please post it in the comments. I enjoy reading what everyone else’s month was like. October 1 – Put a roast in the crockpot. Our house smelled fantastic when I got home from work. And […]

Only the children, pretending to be ghosts, are real. 1

“Halloween” by Mac Hammond The butcher knife goes in, first, at the top And carves out the round stemmed lid, The hole of which allows the hand to go In to pull the gooey mess inside, out – The walls scooped clean with a spoon. A grim design decided on, that afternoon, The eyes are […]

storytelling. 0

I forgot how hard it is to start at a new school, how long it takes to build those relationships with the students. I forgot how hard I worked at my old school to make sure those kids knew that I cared about them. I was used to the rhythms of affection and tough love […]

expectant. 3

As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. -Micah 7:7 (NLT) We went to Target over the weekend to get supplies for our annual Great Pumpkin Party. Target is moving on past Halloween and is ready for other […]

multitudes. 8

I have been wanting for a while to post a belly shot and to quote Walt Whitman. So here we go. Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) -Walt Whitman Though I contain just one other person, I am feeling pretty large these days. “Multitudes” doesn’t […]

I read the news today, oh boy. 1

As I was driving to my mom’s house today, I heard “A Day in the Life” on my iPod and marveled at how perfectly constructed it is. I listened to it twice, turning it up loud so Atticus could be sure to hear it. Mike and I have been working to make him a Beatles […]

to trust is to love. 7

“Testy Pony” by Zachary Schomburg I am given a pony for my birthday, but it is the wrong kind of pony. It is the kind of pony that won’t listen. It is testy. When I ask it to go left, it goes right. When I ask it to run, it sleeps on its side in […]

finds goodness in everything. 4

Band and orchestra teacher from my old school on the left, art teacher from my old school on the right. I miss them. Over the weekend, I heard the U2 song “Grace” and it’s been in my head ever since. I also saw my awesome friend the band and orchestra teacher at my baby shower […]

Street life. 9

The past two years, I have been sick during the last week of September. Last year, that meant that I had to miss the Women’s Only 5K. This year, I managed to avoid the germs thanks to a healthy coating of hand sanitizer, a slightly obsessive commitment to washing my hands, and some plain old […]