Home work.

March 20, 2008

Pretty much working from home is the best ever.  Here are the reasons why:

1) I can go out for breakfast for a friend’s birthday and have, quite possibly, the world’s best French toast.

2) I can get stuff done at the cutest coffee shop and look out the large window at the flowers blooming.

3) I can go to the bathroom whenever I want. (TMI, I know.)

4) I can listen to this and this and this.

5) I can go out for lunch like a real grown up.

6) I can take a break and check this and this and this.

7) I can write this note and wish you a happy day.

XO, me

Attitude adjustment.

March 14, 2008

Parades aren’t that bad.

XO, me

I am no fun.

March 14, 2008

Parades suck.

XO, me

Hope

March 10, 2008

When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens.
-Ann Lamott

XO, me

Pretty dang smooth

March 8, 2008

Miss Hanson, do you know why I made my flower blue?
No, what is the reason?
I made it blue…so it is like your blue eyes.

Pretty smooth for a five-year-old, huh?

Hope the sun shines your way today.

XO, me

Oh, sleep.

March 7, 2008

To Sleep

A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by
One after one; the sound of rain, and bees
Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas,
Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky –
I’ve thought of all by turns, and still I lie
Sleepless…

-William Wordsworth

xo, me

Edit Undo Story #1

March 1, 2008

Edit undo
[Ed-it un-doo]
verb
1. A computer command that will negate the last command done to the file being edited.
2. Gillian-speak for “I completely and entirely regret what I just did.”

Edit Undo S
tory #1:
There was the time where I went through a phase where I was winking all the time at my students to let them know I was paying attention to them (1). The winking infiltrated into other areas of my life, and I would accidentally wink at the cashier at Trader Joe’s or the barista at Starbucks. Not that bad. Those guys are kind of cute. I realized that this habit needed to come to an end one Sunday when I went up for communion and totally winked at the pastor giving communion (2). Edit undo. Edit undo. Edit undo (3).

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XO, me

Notes:

1) Kindergartners try to wink back, which is hilarious because they end up scrunching their little faces up and squinting or closing both eyes. But they think they are super-cool, and if I am instilling super-coolness into their lives, I am doing my job and doing it well.

2) I don’t know how that even happened. It was not premeditated AT ALL. Edit undo.

3) I think the winking is starting up again, but this round I am going to do my best to keep it under control.