Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pleasantly lost

I had no idea I was headed toward the sea! It is the west coast side, too! I love surprises!

Friday, July 9, 2010

The view from my window

It's getting late on Friday evening. I'm so happy that it is the weekend (I just typed window instead of weekend) and that I have nothing pressing. There are only fun things on my schedule, like chatting with family and friends and hanging with students.

This is what I can see now from my window. It's a big change from the zillion feet of snow. I was quite surprised to find that my backyard has transformed into a jungle, though. Some of the plant growth is taller than the snow ever was. There are some pretty little purple flowers by the fence, though. I'm so happy to see the sun, too!

The loveliest thing happened today at school, too! The junior high students were really excited to see me (which is always encouraging!), and one actually said she was so happy to see me. I melted a little inside. Now, she may have just picked the phrase out of a book, but it was still really nice to hear!

It made up for having to sit smashed against a strange man for the hour long train ride.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Breakfast, part 2

Yes, those bodies at the bottom are whole fish. Call me crazy, but making eye contact with my breakfast is not my favorite way to start the day! Wish me luck! I'll write more when I get home!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

From the road #1

Sometimes, life has unexpected surprises...like streamers coming from a boat. BTW, this isn't the ferry! It's a really big boat that made a stop at the island. The high schoolers played some music, so I went to watch. It was a very unique experience!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Go baby go!

There's this flower growing by the side of my apartment building. It's all by itself. It's not in a place where flowers ought to be growing, like a cultivated garden or wide open field. It's not even in grass! It's in a crack between the building and the apartment.
Yet, it just keeps on growing. And somehow, it makes me very happy!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Genesis - the 2010 version

Apparently, I've been affected by technology much more than I previously thought. Either that, or I'm now forgetting how to read English. I was turning through Genesis at church this morning, and as I passed it, I read...

...Joseph texts his brothers