Entries from January 2010

a need

Date January 24, 2010

I have a need for silence. Sure, I love the sound of padded puppy feet running across the tile early in the morning.  And I adore the childish chatter in a third grade classroom.  I love the sound of football stadiums and the roar that stays in my ears for hours after a worth-the-road-trip concert.  […]

a post for Sisser who wears cute teacher clothes

Date January 6, 2010

Daddy said, “Well, she’s my favorite now, but I didn’t even like her at one time.”  And Russ probably agrees. Middle school kids think she’s the raddest thing ever. Sisser sports cowboy boots and braided pigtails. Her coach said, “Yeah, she’s fast if fast means slow.” She’s a Camp Lake Stephens rockstar. Sisser’ll watch three […]

Sometimes I love my job.

Date January 5, 2010

I rounded the corner onto the third grade hall this morning and stopped.  There, sitting quietly against the wall were nineteen brown faces.  Each in turn looked up and smiled at me– the kind of smile that asks, “Did you miss me?  Are you glad I’m back?’ I stifled a giggle and perhaps a tear […]

Date January 3, 2010

Deep down inside of me there lives a little girl who dreams of books and great masked men and adventures to unfurl. She walks upon clouds and swims in seas and she dances across the world. She shouts at mountains and laughs at mermaids and gypsies and kings. And late at night she whispers to […]