Daybook for Jan. 6

It’s been a long week. Rather than try to go in-depth on anything at five minutes to midnight on a Friday, I’ll just dredge up an old meme I haven’t used in a while.

For today…

Outside my window… an unseasonably warm January night.
I am thinking… of all the things I need to get done this weekend.
From the classroom… a lot of kid-driven lesson plans and a stack of utterly hilarious papers to grade.
I am thankful for… precocious student reporters with insatiable curiosity. They make my job more fun.
From the kitchen… homemade pizza with blue-cheese-stuffed green olives, regular black olives, bacon, anchovies, and feta cheese.
I am wearing… jeans and a baseball shirt.
I am reading… herb garden design books.
I am hoping… I have time to do something creative this weekend. Maybe several somethings.
I am creating… designs for a garden that expresses peace and comfort to everyone who wanders through it. And maybe a geocache to bring people into said garden.
I am praying… to handle error wisely and in a manner that separates the tares without uprooting the wheat.
Around the house… clutter. Lots and lots of clutter.
One of my favorite things… wild desert sage.
few plans for the rest of the week… grading, planning, editing, designing, exploring, running, playing, enjoying.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…

This is part of Joplin’s Wall of Hope — a sort of organic public art project that sprang up in the wake of the tornado last May and includes hundreds of messages from people who stopped to visit and leave their thoughts. I’ll have more about our visit to the wall in another post.


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