Sunday, January 27, 2008

Eleventy Billion

I have about eleventy billion things going on in my head, my life, and everywhere else, and I could probably post about each one. But I won't. But I will make a list. Because I love lists. And incomplete sentences.

- Trip to Lubbock was everything I hoped it would be and more. Can't wait to go back. Soon. February soon.
- There's a teenager thing going on this coming weekend at church, and I'm not doing it due to a conflict, and when I told a friend that I wasn't doing it, before I could talk about the conflict, she said "good for you." Apparently she too recognizes that I do too much sometimes. She, like me, has saying no issues sometimes.
- Went to Barnes and Noble last night, which is a very happy place for me and had to giggle at the sight of three teenage girls giggling whilst one terribly uncomfortable-looking boy was thumbing through the Kama Sutra that was on one of the tables in the middle. Now, while I could go on a tangent about having books like that in a place that small children could wander up to and look through, I won't. I'll just giggle at the giggling.
-I'm using some cool, borrowed technology in my classroom, and I want it. Bad. I want it bad.
-The Dallas Aquarium is an awesome place for a field trip, but man alive do their employees need to relax sometimes. I understand that we went in the wrong entrance, but hey- we got 140+ second graders fed, labeled, watered, bathroomed, chaperoned, and bus-ridden from Flower Mound to downtown Dallas, and if the only thing that happened was that we came in the wrong entrance...well, man, that's the definition of success.
-Why don't bands have cool names anymore? I got the Juno soundtrack, and it has bands like The Moldy Peaches and Mott and the Hoople on it. Where are all the good band names anymore?
-And while we're on it, Jason Bateman's character in Juno was right on when he said that the Sonic Youth version of the Carpenter's song was incredible. Totally boss.
-I know this is a bit dorky, but I really do love that PBS has done a whole Masterpiece Theater on Jane Austen. I love her books, and it's fun to see them come alive on the little screen.
-On another, equally dorky note, I think I'm going to start learning how to sew. I have my grandmother's sewing machine, and it's not the greatest, but I'm not exactly the greatest seamstress. This time I vow to do it right and not use staples. Stop laughing.
-I'm in Austin at the end of this week, and I really don't like leaving my little ones with a stranger for three whole days.
-I'm embarking on a study of apologetics with my teenagers, and we're a little all over the place at the moment, but it's a long study, and in the long run, I think it's going to be a good, good thing.
-I'm reading Spiderwick Chronicles to my little ones, and they're really enjoying these books, and I'm really enjoying them in the process.
-God's trying to make a point to me, and I'm following His thinking, but it forces me to step out and I don't want to do it. I keep asking for Him to make it clear for me, and I know He's pretty much shouting "I COULDN'T MAKE IT ANY CLEARER FOR YOU!" and I'm still asking "Are you sure" and I'm afraid He's going to stop talking to me if I keep putting this off, because I wouldn't blame Him if He did.
-I wish I wasn't single.


  1. I'm de-lurking (I click over here from Brent's blog) to write my own list:

    -Sewing is not dorky, it's handy. And creating anything. You'll like it.
    -Second graders scare me.
    -I think having trouble saying no is an inherent part to being a teacher, especially a good one.
    -Sub plans are the bane of my existence, and I hate leaving my kids, too. Especially for multiple days. Especially if I don't know the sub.
    -And, apparently, I like using fragments as well.

    Have a great week!

  2. Every woman in my family (being southern and all) sews, and it's just time for me to take the place in the family lineage.

    And second graders are a little scary, but they're a lot funny, which makes it all worth it.



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