It's August 1st. I'm very aware of that...but summer is over, y'all. Just ask all the stores who have busted out their back-to-school sales...or Halloween displays. I've worked by an academic calendar for most of my life and August, though it tries to parade as a summer month, is anything but. It's prep month. It's … Continue reading The graces that come at the end of summer
I still don't know if I genuinely believe the title I just typed above...but I'm trying. It never really hit me when Viv was born how she would feel about me or herself. I mean, focusing on keeping the tiny infant asleep and/or fed was more than enough for my brain to handle at … Continue reading My daughters make me beautiful
This thought runs through my mind several times a day. Sometimes several times an hour. Most recently, I overheard a coworker talking about how wonderful her daughter, someone I know, is at being a working mother and reflecting deeply on her experiences and on and on and on. She is a proud mom, I get … Continue reading I am a horrible person…an ongoing saga
There are many people and things (we just caught a mouse not long ago...yuck) that live in my house. Most of them I love. Most of them are harmless and I can deal with reasonably well. But not the one that lives in my shower. Admittedly, I don't clean my shower as often as I … Continue reading I think the Devil lives in my shower
My attention gets sucked into things very easily. One of my offices has a giant window that looks over a hill that can somehow make any season seem beautiful. I look out this window a lot. When I used to share the office, it wasn’t uncommon for me to need to interrupt a conversation and … Continue reading If “control = happiness = holiness”, something doesn’t add up
I sat in the office of my Ecclesiology professor anxiously as he read ALOUD the answers I had written to the assigned questions. Not really out of the ordinary, since it’s an independent study and all of our meetings take place in his office as he looks over my work. But there is still something … Continue reading What do you do?
I just got pulled into one of many of the articles that pop up on my newsfeed. This one started with the phrase “I long for normal…” and I was hooked. That’s the exact wording I have been feeling this week but couldn’t put into words. Well, that’s not true, I didn’t want to put it … Continue reading I ache, too
I want the weather to be nicer for August. I want the sun to shine. I want it to be oppressively hot. I want to love my job. I want to find passion in my work. I want my work to mean something. I want to work with people I respect and can’t wait to … Continue reading It’s a down day