Thursday, September 21, 2006


i like being a librarian.

i don't like teaching.

i do like reading books to kids.

i don't like having so many people to report to, so many people 'above' me.[life was much simpler when i had 1-3 bosses, instead of, oh, 15 or more!?]

i like reference kids and teens. and adults, [but not as much].

i don't like having to stress out so much about taking a sick day.

i love children's and teen books.

i don't like only working with 'little' kids.

i love my school work schedule.

i hate dealing with 4 different budget lines and 10 different people, when all i am trying to do is order things that my students and teachers need.

i love [some of] my kids.

i hate spending so much time on discipline and not on reading, library skills, etc...

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Oh my God.

Sometimes I can not forgive
and these days mercy cuts so deep,
If the world was how it should be, maybe I could get some sleep.
While I lay, I'd dream we're better, scales were gone and faces lighter,
When we wake we hate our brother, we still move to hurt each other,
Sometimes I can close my eyes and all the fear the keeps me silent,
Falls below my heavy breathing, what makes me so badly bent?
We all have a chance to murder, we all have the need for wonder.
We still want to be reminded that the pain is worth the plunder.

Sometimes when I lose my grip, I wonder what to make of heaven,
All the times I thought to reach up, all the times I had to give up.
Babies underneath their beds, in hospitals that cannot treat them.
All the wounds that money causes, all the comforts of cathedrals,
All the cries of thirsty children, this is our inheritance,
All the rage of watching mothers, this is our greatest offense
Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God.

Written by Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason, & Matt Odmark

Thursday, September 07, 2006

positive spin

i hate yelling at badly behaved students...but i'm thankful because it means i have a job.

i hate washing dishes...but i'm grateful to have food to eat.

i hate that the basement flooded again...but i'm thankful to have a home.

Monday, September 04, 2006

wedding shower

Hinman family
Originally uploaded by t23e.
Here is one photo from my fun and crazy weekend. More to come!

Friday, September 01, 2006