"I wasn’t certain of anything, but I had a job to do."
Lemony Snicket, from When Did You See Her Last? (via the-final-sentence)

Yesterday I had two preschoolers yelling “what the heck” over and over out at recess, and I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to tell them that was a word they weren’t allowed to say at school.

Edmund + sass — requested by kindofkelly

Every time a volunteer has a complaint about the new curriculum I feel like it’s a criticism of me and I know that’s dumb and I know this curriculum is way better than what we had before but I really want everyone else to see that. I have put so much work into making this transition happen and I feel like everyone hates it.

We had a chili cook off after church today. It was pretty amazing. 

First day off in eleven days and what do I do?

Apply for grad school.

Eek! I am suddenly nervous… What if I’m not accepted?!? It’s been so long since I’ve had to write anything… My essay was probably terrible!

Now I have to wait on references and transcripts…

Talking to my sister on the phone

  • Hannah: Have you and the boy gotten together yet?
  • Me: No.
  • Hannah: Have you heard from him?
  • Me: Yes, but he always texts me around 9 and I'm always heading to bed, so it's pretty much, 'I'm headed to bed, goodnight!' He probably thinks I'm this old boring person now, but I don't even care, because sleep.
  • Hannah: Haha, when you're not willing to lose sleep over him, that's when you know he's not the one.
  • Me: Pretty much, but I think I'm too tired to give up sleep for any boy.
  • Hannah: You have your priorities right.
K turned eight years old yesterday.

I love this girl unconditionally. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for her. 

There have been a lot of children who have stolen my heart, but she holds a special place. She is brilliant and hilarious and clever and compassionate. We are two peas in a pod and have so much fun together. She’s like another little sister to me. 

I am eternally grateful I’ve gotten to spend the last two summer with her, and hope to have many more. Her whole family means so much to me. I pray the day I have to say goodbye is far, far away. 

Happy birthday, K. You are growing up to be an amazing young lady. I’m so proud of you.

K turned eight years old yesterday.

I love this girl unconditionally. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for her. There have been a lot of children who have stolen my heart, but she holds a special place. She is brilliant and hilarious and clever and compassionate. We are two peas in a pod and have so much fun together. She’s like another little sister to me. I am eternally grateful I’ve gotten to spend the last two summer with her, and hope to have many more. Her whole family means so much to me. I pray the day I have to say goodbye is far, far away.

Happy birthday, K. You are growing up to be an amazing young lady. I’m so proud of you.

I went to the library in my hometown for the first time in years, and it kinda made me sad that it looked different.

Every morning I do before school care, I pray no kids show up, and every time God says no.