Entries from April 2008

positive post tuesday

Date April 29, 2008

So, Brody got this thing started and I keep rolling with it.  It’s cool to say nice things about nice folks. Like Blake, for example. Blake’s a super guy, super dad, super bulldog fan, super youth director, and now a super pastor at our church.  Blake’s a super friend, too.  He’s selfless with his time […]


Date April 29, 2008

Long ago and far away, I posted about a weekend. Summer asked me for pictures and I finally figured it out. Well, Blake did. So, enjoy.

Thursday night family

Date April 24, 2008

Before I picked up my life and moved it to Colombia, I spent every Thursday night at a little restaurant right outside of Oxford.  I’d leave school, headed toward home, and stop at The Sizzler to wait tables and make some extra money for the week.  It was just a job at first and a chance to […]

kid quotes

Date April 23, 2008

Yes, I really taught all of these children and yes, they really said all of these things. From Mississippi 4th graders “It feels like a fluffy cloud when I hug you.”   Me: “Do you think I could wear your jacket?” cute boy that’s smarter than he realizes:  “Prolly not.” Me: “Why not?” cute boy that’s […]

half of a lifetime

Date April 21, 2008

My parents have been married for 34 years today.  34 years.  I talked to them both about it yesterday for awhile and am still just amazed.  That is SO LONG.  I told Momma that that was like half of her life and she quickly informed me, “Honey, that it was more than half of my life.”  I […]


Date April 18, 2008

Home for me is a house on a hill in Nowhere, Mississippi. There’s an old Dodge pickup in the driveway that smells like Skoal and sawdust and drives like a dream and pots on the sidewalk with flowers brimming over their sides. My mother is there her hands covered in earth and sweat dripping from […]

Is it wrong to have favorites?

Date April 17, 2008

a lap or so

Date April 16, 2008

I’ve always loved the water. I love the way that chlorine smells and the feeling my skin has when I finally pull myself onto the pool deck. It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve gotten to swim, but today a friend and I ventured out to the new pool in a park nearby. Now, […]


Date April 14, 2008

I spent the weekend at a teacher’s conference in Cali.  It was good fun and I learned lots, met lots of people, and saw some really fast salsa dancing.  I also played basketball with a crowd of teachers from Colegio Bolivar on Friday afternoon.  They play harder than we play here and there were fewer […]

a work day

Date April 10, 2008

A friend asked me a couple of days ago: Is work just work there? Or do you wake up everyday and think “dang, i’m going to work today in Colombia!”  I’ve always thought it would be so neat to live/work in an exotic place but wondered if it gets mundane, too. I read over it […]