Tuesday, November 15, 2011


So, I've missed 10 days since last posting. It doesn't feel like 10 days. It feels like two. Two really, really long days.

Two weeks from tomorrow I'm supposed to go to New Jersey for a few days. Time for more Montessori training. Have I done any assignments that are due two weeks from today? Nope. I think there is a page long list of things I'm supposed to have done.

Instead, I'm going to make some more origami cranes before going to sleep. It's meditative.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

I blew NaBloPoMo already...

I didn't post yesterday so the posting everyday in November is already blown. That's okay though. It takes the pressure off.

There's enough other pressure. Today I received a bag of relaxing tea from my Montessori training program as a gentle reminder that I have a ton of work that is due in two and a half weeks. Haven't done any of it. Also received a letter in the mail from Master Gardeners reminding me that I have until December 31 to complete my 20 hours of service I owe them. I think I've got 15-17 hours to go.

Instead of doing those things, I working on making origami cranes. Next weekend is the school fair and my class's booth is going to try to get 1000 origami cranes made to send to the Tohoku region of Japan. Great idea except only one of my students knows how to make origami cranes. No one else does, including me. I just made my first one from start to finish EVER. I always handed it off to someone else to finish around step 14. That's where the frustration sets in. Today I stuck with it and did the last four steps. Hurray for YouTube how-to videos!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Anybody want a timid pitbull?

There's a shy pitbull that's taken to living near our house. It showed up a couple of weeks ago and sometimes hangs out by the neighbors fence and sometimes sleeps on our grass when the sun is out.

My mother said the SPCA was out yesterday and tried to catch the dog, but it outsmarted them and kept a distance. He likes my dad. He tolerates me. There is no touching.

It would be nice if he found a family to take care of him.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Ice Cream

Tonight I spent three hours at Creole Creamery. Half pumpkin latte with half Cookie Monster was a delicious combination. Hanging out and just living the moment was even better.

Must do this more often.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A Year Later...

I'm not committed to writing everyday in November this year. I would like to, but no promises. We'll see how it goes.