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Saturday, September 29, 2012


two of my dear friends said "i do" tonight
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Thursday, September 27, 2012


Thank God it's Friday tomorrow. And I mean that with all of my heart. I don't think I'd make it more than one more day. Honestly I'm not so sure about tomorrow. Oh and if you need a laugh like I have this The Hunger Games Bad Lip Reading. The correct video should be the first one that pops up.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

bird by bird

"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
--Anne Lamott
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Saturday, September 22, 2012


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

my life in memes

this is not the end.

like every student in my third block. don't even know why i bother with a seating chart.

every. single. morning.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

little blue's big day

little blue is tired. not only did he get to go to the dog park this afternoon, he got to eat lunch with a whooooooole lot of other greyhounds and new people. little blue is tuckered out.
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

oh life

you know what would be helplful when researching grad schools and internships? knowing what region of the country we might actually be living in in 3 or 4 years. it's so exciting that the hubs is in seminary. this transition has opened the door to so many new questions...what happens next? the thing about grad school is that pretty much any directing mfa program that is worth paying for is going to be very competitive and only lets in maybe 5 (usually more like 2 or 3) people every other year. the same with some of the internships that i'm interested in. ideally i could know how to prepare. grad programs and internships are looking for different things, and being a full-time teacher doesn't leave you much time for preparing for the future. so, what does this mean? this means that pay attention and spend energy first and foremost on today. then a little bit on tomorrow. then whatever time and energy i have left, i have to trust that the Lord who knows full well where He wants me to be will make sure i am getting the experiences i need to get there.the next 3 or 4 years of my life is not meant to be a guessing game. and odds are...they will be filled with a lot of things i never would have guessed or been able to prepare for myself anyways. He who issues the call is faithful to provide the means.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012


truth is sometimes hard to believe.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

good and bad

my first attempt at making gluten free and reduced sugar brownies were a fail. they gave me a chocolate fix that i desperately needed but, they were pretty meh. it had sparked my curiosity, though, as to how to make them better, so hopefully this weekend i will have time to do some more experimenting. i should probably look for a real recipe rather than kind of sort of modifying my normal recipe. these days are a roller coaster of good and bad, and such roller coasters require lots of rest in between, so this is all i have to say today. but i will leave you with this
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

my needs are my riches

day 62 of project 365 (should i actually keep pretending it's everyday?)
i've been trying to be more positive this year (struggling, but still trying) and one of today's positive things was a conversation during planning with one of my dear, dear friends. seriously, i don't think i could survive without this girl. today what we talked about was how we are so weak and so in need every single day. we so desperately want to be in control but we know that we aren't and that is a good thing. it is a good thing that we have needs, and it is good that we are not in control because we are loved by the one who is in control and who desires to provide for those needs--not only desires to provide but does provide. my needs are my riches because without them i would not know christ.
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Sunday, September 9, 2012


day 61 of project 365
laughter is precious these days

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Friday, September 7, 2012

it's almost too true to be funny

the thing about these responses is that i have some students who i think sincerely think this way.

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back in business

day 60 of project 365 (for real this time)

we finally got internet in our apartment today, so project 365 is officially back in business. woo!
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