25 August 2009

still a lazy summer

Well, I've been wracking my brain to come up with something newsy or inspiring or provocative or even just plain-old-interesting for a blog post, but honestly, there's not a lot going on around here. It's a slow and lazy and restful summer. Some days are hot, some are colder. I open the curtains, water the garden, talk with the neighbors, do fun stuff with David, read books, visit and be visited by friends, grocery shop, tweedle around with projects--budgeting, making granola, painting furniture. I read Leviticus, do errands, talk on the phone, cook, eat, sleep. Really, nothing fascinating to write about.

In 15 days school will be starting, and I'll begin substitute teaching as soon as teachers start getting sick. Maybe I'll have something to write about then--although I probably shouldn't write about that stuff on this public place! I've got a discipline book that I'm trying to get through right now, Teaching with Love and Logic. I've also been thinking about seeing if I could be a barista at a teeny-tiny coffee shop they're building next door or teaching writing to freshmen at a local Christian college. Just on the side, you know. We're also poking around the idea of working with middle school kids from church. That'll actually start pretty soon, I think. Monday or Tuesday nights.

So, as a matter of fact, there is a whole stinkin' lot on the horizon. Fun, new, scare-me-totally-to-death stuff. But for now, for the next two weeks or so, it's just time to soak up the quiet. I'd better be learning how to pray right this minute.


steps said...

So glad to see a new post! It's certainly newsy enough for me :)

glorija said...

Hey Anna, love reading about your life! We are doing well. We are just about to go to LJ to the Jacksons. It is going to be a crazy day- saying goodbye to the Woodards and welcoming the Wynns and the Jankins. It's a rainy day, not fun at all. Patrik is growing so fast. He is lovely. Ana Golmajer and I get along really well. I miss being away from her. But we'll soon be 'home'. Talk to you soon. love, gloria

Libby said...

Anna, I thought you had a full time teaching job, no? Your summer sounds lovely! Teaching English at Multnomah?! I know Dave would be so jealous! I always enjoy your posts -just reading about your thoughts and what you've been up to is fun.

Sarah said...

Are you learning how to pray? I vote for middle school ministry! 1 month and we see you! Hooray!