We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Oh...I know. It's Way Back Wednesday. Maybe later. Or maybe not.

Yesterday was my last contract day for the 08/09 school year. Which means...actually, it means nothing. I cleaned my room, put away everything that doesn't weigh 2 tons and walked away.

And these are the only 2 bags of "stufftodo" I brought home. For now. I will return for some language arts files after the crack cleaning team we employ finishes cleaning the building on June 5. And then for some math files. And then for some science files. And then for some social studies files. And....and well, you get the picture.

Meanwhile, this room is all mine. Yesterday I proclaimed to my people..."GET YOUR CRAP OUT OF MY SPACE"....and they did. Wow.

So maybe some of that crap is um...actually mine. But hey, it's my space so it can have my crap in it. Don't judge me too harshly because up to now, I haven't ever claimed my own space. It's time. I am a grown up and I would like to do some stuff.

Like work on my UFO's. You know...Unfinished Fabric Objects. This pile is just a small sample of my UFO's.
Here is something that I have managed to hide from many a friend...I love fabric. I collect it. It's a gene pool issue.

But for now....I have been to the library and added several (OK...6) books to my stack. Not to mention the books my girls checked out. This is the book I chose to start my summer reading with:

I love this series of books and was glad to see this newest addition on the shelf. I am on page 123....and plan to spend my day finishing.....it's rainy and cold.....how else would you spend the day?

Just sayin'.


The 5 C's said...

These are great books. I wasn't sure if I would like them, but I started one and was hooked!

Kerri said...

I NEED your chocolate chip cookie recipe. They were delicious. Hopefully, I won't have to pay for it as much as Sydney did they cookies! LOL!

Ian said...

We are actually done June 8th. Hopefully. But Your room should get done first.

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17