Monthly Archives: August 2010

I love coffee so much, I take it to go…with AND on me.

I had to be in early this morning and was successful in drinking an entire cup of coffee before hitting the road, taking the second cup from my french press in a trusty travel mug.

When I arrived at my destination, I went straight to the staff lounge to put away much lunch and use the restroom…I put my stuff down mindlessly, because I was feeling pretty “on top” of my game this morning.  Then I heard in slow motion the sound of my travel mug toppling.

It fell, hitting the table it had barely rested on with pretty decent force…and then the splash was audible as it hit me and the floor.  Whoops.

The time sequence returned to normal speed and I went ahead and moved my precious bags of papers (you know…not waterproof) and took care of my restrooming before tackling the mess and assessing the damage.  As I was mopping up the floor and table a maintenance guy came in and changed a light.

Looks like you had some spillage.

Um, yeah.  It went everywhere.

(silence…except for the crazy stream of consciousness in my own head…).

Folks, one of the first thoughts that went through my head was:  hey!  It’s a humility lesson!  It gave me a pretty good perspective check early in the day, too, so that was a bonus.

Anyway, I didn’t have time to get the sopping coffee spots out of the knees of my pants, so I went ahead and taught my first class and hit WalMart before the rest of the day got underway.  I settled on an outfit crafted out of a shirt i was already wearing and the most coordinating I could handle on a reluctant purchase.

The best part:  a few of my students complimented how pretty I was, especially calling attention to my skirt and shoes.

Well, thanks.  They’re new.

candle burning time of year.

I wake up early.

I go to bed later and later.

I’m burning the candles at both ends.  My happiness is not adversely affected, mind you.  My hours of wakefulness are just slightly less so.  If drinking coffee were simpler at school, I’d totally do it (and a lot more often).  The drive home is admittedly long.

And yet when I finally get a moment to sit and not think about school I waffle between thinking about school and not.  I sit at my desk or in this case a chair and half-heartedly search what I was going to search or write what I was going to write while wishing I was cool enough to have it together during my “down” time as well as my “on” time.

You probably can’t see the correct time because wordpress thinks I’m in a strange timezone, but it’s 10:20.  I have an early rehearsal tomorrow, so I’m headed out by 6:30…waking up at 5:15 means yikes.  I’m logging off and picking out clothes for tomorrow (Yay, last dress up day…then Friday jeans day!).

You know how God’s word is sharper than any double edged sword?  Check out proverbs 13:4…

4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

That hit me this morning.  What I loved especially about it was that the soul of the sluggard craves nothing and gets nothing. It’s totally true, folks.  I am your example.  When I’m lazy as all get out (we’re talking habitually so) and don’t want to spend time before the sun gets up with God, I lose that craving for the life-giving stuff that richly supplies my days when I am diligent.  A dear friend of mine used to say if she missed a day of Quiet time, she noticed, and if she missed 2 or 3 days, her family noticed (and then so on with friends and coworkers).  One day is the tipping point…gotta keep that to a nil.  At least I do.  I suspect I’m not an exception.

But all this to say…goodnight!

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I like writing about stuff on my blog, but it’s been pointed out that as a professional, a lot is at stake in a random Internet reader’s interpretation of what I write.  So I’ve made some password protected items.  You should email me if you’d like the password(s) so I can keep track of my readership.  Apologies for any inconvenience…


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