So I missed out on the “Thirty-one Days of Blogging About Everything Under the Sun.” But hey – I don’t have enough stress in my life, so I decided to sign up for NaNoWriMo.
And then I decided to blog about it.
For a month.
(Did I mention the part about not having enough stress?)
You can follow the journey here.
So, shaming is a thing. Apparently.
Everyone else seems to be having such luck with it, I thought I would give it a shot:
Drives me crazy.
It’s the truth.
Makes me so angry.
Anyone else have this problem?
…so far, I haven’t really seen any positive results, but I know it’s a process. Maybe we’ll get there…someday…
Our little family was very excited to welcome a new addition this week! Although he arrived five weeks later than expected and caused a quite a bit of trouble, we are very glad that he is here now.
His full name is Comcast Xfinity Double Play, but we’re pretty sure we’re going to call him Roger.
The other kids – Walter, Percy, Reginald, and Ilene* – were a bit leery of him at first, but I think I’ve managed to convince them that if we all just give a little, we’ll have room for one more.
“Pretty soon,” I told them, “we’ll wonder how we ever got along without him for so long.”
I certainly see some sleepless nights in the near future as we get our schedule adjusted…and catch up on Facebook, Pinterest, Blogging, and Summer television shows.
And, hey – if you would like to buy little Roger a welcome gift, I can direct you to the nearest Apple store…
*Water, Power, Rent, Insurance
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
It is also a truth universally acknowledged that anytime I take my car to the mechanic, it will immediately behave as if it had just that moment rolled pristine and sparkly from the factory floor. Continue reading
…she will want to buy supplies, and she will ask you to take her to the Teacher Store.
If you take her to the Teacher Store, she will ask you to go in with her so she will have someone to exclaim with over all of the cuteness. (If you do not exclaim over the cuteness, her feelings will be hurt.) Continue reading
Woman Sitting on a Basket
I’ve had a hard time sleeping lately.
I don’t know if it’s because there’s so much on my mind, or because it’s just so dang hot these days.
One of the symptoms (or side effects) of not being able to sleep is that my brain just won’t shut off. It mulls over and over and over whatever problem or perplexity or snippet of song happens to light its fancy.
It’s rather annoying.
And the most annoying thing of the annoyingness is that lately, in the dim, dark recesses of night, my sleep-eluding brain has been pondering the things that annoy me.
For instance: Continue reading
Note: It’s been a while since TIC was updated. (My students remind me of this quite often.) It’s not that nothing has been happening. In fact…quite the opposite…
“Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” ~Jim Elliot
Two months ago, I submitted my resignation to the school at which I currently teach. Many circumstances and a plethora of prayer led to this decision, and I knew it was the right thing to do. Continue reading