Sunday, November 27, 2005

"We all need a way to fall down"

Well, kids. After our holiday traipsing across the country, I like nothing better than my own bed. Which I can finally have now, as all family, extended and otherwise, has departed.
Thanksgiving was a wagon-load of fun. We drove up to Charlotte to visit one family of cousins (one family containing seven cousins) always a good time with them. Since there is nine of them in one family, they have one of those big 15-seater vans so we all piled in and headed out to the frisbee golf course. I have never played before, much less learned to throw a frisbee properly so it was an interesting first experience. I believe we have one somewhere around here on UNC..I'll have to check that out. Anyways, it was fun, and after much original trailblazing and two tie-breakers, Cousin Emily, Cousin Adam and I were indeed victorious. Dinner was yummy and football game afterwards as well. After coming home that night, we drove up to Virginia for the weekend to visit more family...blah, blah, blah....Very tired. It felt a wee bit like Christmas, even helped my grandparents put up their fake tree (I hate fake trees). In fact, I realized that this year is the first time, in a long time, that I've been really excited about Christmas time. I love Christmas time!
Anyways....check out the pics on flickr and more coming later, maybe.
Hey, guess what...I taught math class is harder than it looks.....not math, but teaching. Some people just don't shut up....

And now, Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in You.
Psalm 39:7

Sunday, November 13, 2005

"She just goes stumbling through her memories, starring out onto Grey Street"

Chili is the food of gods! Yum! Hey, guess what, it's the middle of November, and this afternoon, it was 80 degrees outside. Mmm, I love it but chili is a welcome side effect of decreasing temperatures.
I've recently found myself staying up until ungodly hours at night and doodling on a piece of poster board. It's actually turned out quite nice with the exceptions of the headaches I wake up with the next morning from the sharpie marker fumes trapped in my room. Took me a couple days to pinpoint the problem, kinda amusing. Oh well, sometimes I'm not the brightest bulb in the box. I put some pics on my flickr if you want to see my masterpiece....
The other day I was slowly cruising through New Hope Commons parking lot, fully intending to run straight into Wal(star)Mart and simply pick up some Comet cleaner for my mom, when the large illustrious sign of Dicks Sporting Goods caught my eye in a new light. It suddenly dawned on me that I could skip Wal-Mart shopping and instead try on soccer cleats! So I did for quiet a bit of time and it makes me smile to think about. I cannot wait until spring soccer season starts!
Tonight I drove home with all the windows down. It feels so great to do that, on a November night, no less, and hear the traffic cones swooshing by like waves breaking under a great ocean liner. And go under adjacent stoplights alternately blinking yellow and red, signaling the late hour. And look at the sky, oh it's pretty.
May you all have a blessed week!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

November, november...

I love the way my cat melts in my arms. I love the look on people's face when I hand them hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and a star drawn with chocolate syrup. I love the way silver catches the sun and plays it across the steering wheel as I'm driving. I love the way writing relaxes me to sleep. I hate waking up cold, early in the morning. I love being awake in the early morning. I like being alone, with myself. I like men with guns. I want to marry a policeman...:)
I read a book over the past two weeks that took me in like a book hasn't done in like three years, or so. All the Pretty good....It's incredibly well written, so you feel exactly what the protagonist is feeling. Ahh, so good....
I went to Jo's house tonight. Her and me and Mark made some spaghetti (with, lots and lots of meat...:) and piled on the couch to watch....Last of the Mohicans...don't ask. In the words of Jo "this is the second worst movie ever made".
We drove Mark home and then guess who drove the stick shift back????Huh??? wha? Me? Yes, me. I drove it on the road! On the road! I'm so proud...I only stalled out once and that was just in a parking lot!! ZDing..three cheers for me...whoa..I wrote "Zding" thats so cool....I'm so cool....

oh, ok, kids. Been dealing with some weird fear issues recently. Not like "Oh, I'm anxious about the future or whatever" but like actually real physical fear of like people and bad things. Like driving home at night alone (Thank you Joanna for telling me about all the space in minivans) or taking the trash out after work behind the building, or being in my house, alone, even in broad day light....yeah, nothing to get bent out of shape over but it is abnormal. So, I know the basics, but if you guys know of any especially calming and good bible verses and what-not, they'd be appreciated.
Peace, children.