Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Spencer rescued a butterfly during recess this past week. He had it when I picked him up to go to an appointment and wanted us to find it a safe home. Luckily, Anna lives close and she generously allowed the use of her lemon tree for our butterfly recovery program.
Spencer has been playing in the fall season for Nampa Kids Soccer, and he is loving it. Most of his teammates are the same ones that he had this past spring and all of them have improved. One of the things Spencer has been working on is being aggressive and going after the ball. At his game today, we saw the difference. He went after most of the balls and at the end of the game, he got in his opponent's face and growled (that is what he is doing in the picture above). Seriously, the kid he did it to is like a little mini D.B. who is far more advanced in skill development than the kids he plays against. Steen was beaming, I was laughing, and Spencer felt like a hero in that moment.
Friday, September 25, 2009
- do the dishes
- take out the trash
- get some groceries
- email my mom some info.
- read with Spencer
- help him with homework
- go to the home football game
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I was thinking about the way images stay with us and the way nightmares don't discriminate between adults and children. These are the images that have starred in my adult nightmares.
Ok, much as I hate to admit, I am a huge fan of vampire novels, movies, and TV shows. Every time something new comes out, I get a little thrill and can't wait to experience it. This is hard to reconcile with the side of me that loves classical literature and is tickled at the prospect of attending the yearly Jane Austen tea in Boise with my book club. Regardless of the contrast, I love both elements and have decided to stop being embarrassed by the "darker" side. That being said... I have to say that I am a huge fan of True Blood. I read the books first and while I liked them, I can't say that they gripped me. The series, however, has me hooked. If you enjoy the vampire/occult genre and don't mind a little gore and some gratuitous sex, I recommend this show. :)
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
This week has been long, which is humorous considering it was a short week of school. I got more students in my classes (ensuring that some of my students have no place to sit), I had to deal with some serious behavioral issues, I still have no phone in my room to call for help in case of an emergency or a discipline problem, and I have had some serious migraines this week. Tomorrow is Friday and I am counting the hours until 2:27 when the kids are released.
Monday, September 7, 2009
So here it is…a reminder of my life goal
I wish to live a peaceful, yet productive life.
I wish to allow God complete control over my actions and thoughts
I wish to think of others more than myself
I wish to create on a regular basis for His glory and not my own gratification
I wish to not take relationships for granted
I wish to create harmony and order in my life
I wish to cherish every moment as is it were the perfect moment
I wish to trust in HIM
(from Katie Thompson)
I find this incredibly sweet in it's sincerity and it's simplicity.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
We had our 17 mile run today and it was an exercise in perseverance. I twisted my knee on the 9th mile and had to do the remaining 8 (with significant hills) on a throbbing knee. It was fairly miserable, however, I did feel immense pride when I was finished. It was the longest I had ever gone on a run before.
We decided to go to McCall this year and catch up with all of the cousins. It turned out to be a wonderful decision. We drank lots of coffee, ate good food, Chad taught Steen how to fly fish, I helped Katy "reclaim" some farm trash for her art projects, and Spencer played hard.