Lately I’ve been “burning the candle at both ends” as the idiom goes. As I lay in bed, trying to sleep, but not getting there, I started working on every technique I could think of. I counted sheep. I counted hippopotamuses. I did 4-7-8 breathing (I almost hyperventilated). I tried reliving my day. I finally… Continue reading Good Night Gnome
Sometimes I feel like Facebook is like a refrigerator: you open it, look to see if there’s anything good, see nothing, go sit back down, get bored and repeat. More and more I’ve found myself pulling away from my crutch of Facebook and more towards ebooks. With the election over, the emotionally charged arguments have… Continue reading How the Cookie Really Crumbles
Recently at work, this horrible stomach flu has been tearing through everyone. Teachers and students rushing to the bathroom left and right; no one was safe. In one classroom, a certain teacher… we’ll call her Molly, threw up on her lunch break. She had to go home early. The next day I was in that… Continue reading Before, NOT After
Every week Princess Pea and I go to the library for story time. Story time starts fifteen minutes after the library opens; we get there as soon as the doors are unlocked (sometimes earlier). We walk in, return last week’s books and head to the children’s section. Princess Pea goes immediately to the toys. While… Continue reading Mirror, Mirror, in Your Brain…
As a kid, I watched The Simpsons all the time. I stopped watching it in my mid-twenties. There was this one episode that was Pee Wee Football. Bart was put as quarter back even though he didn’t have the skill. He ruined the game and this girl came up to him and said “you ruined… Continue reading Ruiner
Recently Princess Pea picked up a horrible “word”. Every time she says it, it sets me on edge. I am swift to respond, though. Every time she says “shut-up” I jump in and tell her an alternative statement, like “zip it” or “please be quiet” or “shush”. But even with all these alternative words, she… Continue reading Words, words, words
During my first semester at CSU, I got out especially early after an exam. As I walked through campus back to my apartment, I embraced the beauty of the mid fall day. The sun was shining, the sky was a brilliant blue, and the leaves were yellow, red, and orange. I was completely enjoying nature,… Continue reading Aren’t We All Christians?