Monday, March 14, 2005

Born into Brothels

You should see this movie if:

[you have ever felt ungrateful for anything in your life]

[you love beautiful photography]

[you love children]

[you think the US is a horrible place to live]

[you have multiple family albums to peruse at your will]

[you have a passport]

[you need a break from your self-centered world]

[you enjoy quality films]

[you are looking for something new to be passionate about]

[you are a living, breathing human being]

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Never Even Left

i just got back to my office. this morning i helped out at a bake sale at my previous place of appointment. grant still works there but i have been gone since last august.

it seriously took most people at least 15 minutes to realize that i no longer worked there.


Tuesday, March 08, 2005

W ait In G

I'm sitting here waiting for a 7pm meeting. being as i live an hour or more away from work it just doesn't make sense to go all the way home after my 2pm class only to return an hour-ish later. So i am waiting. I have decided that i am not very good at waiting. as i wait my mind
tends to
wander around
i always plan
to get lots o f thIng s
but for some
reason it seems like a
better idea to
read articles on
or check on my
american idol
i could be;
planning for wildlife on sunday

planning for superheroes in 2 weeks
reading 'ruth hall' for class

reading 'big money' for another class

reading 'lousianna power and light' for fun
reading 'the lie that tells a truth' for fun

talking to beth or brynn or ana, (whatever her name is) my newest character who has just found out she has breast cancer and isn't sure how or when to tell her husband and i'm still not completely sure why he wasn't with her when she found out

but no, i'm just sitting

wasting time.

and loving it.


On Saturday Grant and I attended Youth Specialties 'The Core' conference. For me it was a great reminder of why I do what I do and that I am on the right track and that it's okay that my students don't always listen or wear pants with juicy across the bum.

For Grant, the conference was like a revelation into the lives of 6th grade boys. Apparently my suggestions of talking and praying for eachother have just not been going as well in his male small group as they have with my girls.

Me: I am so sorry that I just haven't been able to give you some good advice on how to connect with middle school guys.

Grant: That's okay honey. It's because you know what a pumice stone is for.