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



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

-William Wordsworth

xo, me


Edit Undo Story #1

March 1, 2008

Edit undo
[Ed-it un-doo]
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).


XO, me


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.