Entries from June 2009

yes, ma’am, it was.

Date June 21, 2009

“I’ve had a splendid time,” she concluded happily, “and I feel that it marks an epoch in my life.  But the best of it all was the coming home.” -from Anne of Green Gables

what a mix!

Date June 17, 2009

Two monitas, los quatro Colombianos y one dinner de sopa mexicana!  Que rico!

more than lucky

Date June 15, 2009

I sat around a table this weekend with two Colombian families and my two Canadian sidekicks.  We ate chicharrones, frijoles, and patacones as we carried on comfortable conversation and tried not to choke while we giggled over the drama a ten year old can conjure up. I’m back in the city today, alone in my […]

oh, sanity, where art thou?

Date June 12, 2009

I went to bed at 11:30. My eyes are swollen. My hair looks like poo. My jeans are too tight. Today could be the day I lose it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

You’re a part of it.

Date June 10, 2009

My life is an amazing one.  There’s no question about that at all.  I’ve been lucky and done more in 28 years than some people get to do in a lifetime. I’ve seen an Australian sunrise and snorkeled on The Great Barrier Reef.  I’ve stood beneath the eerie glow of Big Ben at night and […]

Monday in Manizales.

Date June 8, 2009

Mountain sunshine pouring through classroom windows. Spanglish chatter and children’s laughter in the corridor. The smell of coffee and empanadas dancing in the air. Kisses on cool cheeks. Small, brown hands around my waist.

There’s something about cold tangerines.

Date June 5, 2009

This post that my blog friend of a blog friend wrote about this book that I loved and this author that I stalk made my day. I’m going to do better.  I really am.  I’m going to live well.

learning to live it

Date June 3, 2009

I think I must be the most knowledgeable person in the world for all the things I’ve learned in this life of mine. I’ve learned that chocolate milk chases nightmares away and that time doesn’t heal all hurts it just dulls them some.  I’ve learned that things never happen like you plan them, but the […]

grown up quotes

Date June 2, 2009

I talk about kid quotes a lot, but today I’ve been reflecting on something a wise old teacher told me at the end of a long day in May. “One of these days, I’m gone be skinny and good lookin’ and get me a husband that pays for me to get my nails done every […]

Date June 1, 2009

Airports. You’d think I’d be used to them by now.  I’ve rushed through more than I can name and couldn’t possibly add up all the hours I’ve spent waiting on floors or sleeping in uncomfortable chairs.  I walk down concourses with no sense of panic and can take off my shoes and clear security before […]