Monday, May 07, 2007

Loose Ends

I have felt perpetually behind the past few weeks. Field trips, a wedding, a trip to Minneapolis, finishing a quilt, making plans to move our growing greenhouse into a garden...the days have been flying by. And I just decided to go back to school so I can be certified as a Reading Specialist. It sounded like a good idea until I learned that class will be from 4:30 to 9:30 twice a week. And I haven't started yet.

And the worms, the worms have disappeared. I think this is less about magic and more about death. I've killed 1,000 worms. Hopefully it is all the circle of life...

For the newly arrived Spence...



















And while we may have let down the worms, we are in a time of cultivation.
Minds, hearts and plants.
Growing.

8 Comments:

Blogger Deezee said...

I know it's inappropriate, but I laughed when your wrote that you killed 1000 worms. Your tone sounded so incredulous and resigned. Somehow it made me think about a little kid trying to keep a hamster or goldfish alive. Yup, the cycle of life.

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that things are growing beautifully- both plant and quilt alike!! Who needs worms!?
Love,
AMPC

12:08 PM  
Blogger January said...

I'm trying to think of something encouraging to say, like "good luck with the next 1,000!" But maybe agreeing that this is the cycle of life is the way to go.

1:02 PM  
Blogger jen said...

you know, i've missed you.

love the growing things, friend.

11:31 PM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

Wow, Emily! Viet Nam!!! Cool! and worms and condoms and, and... wow! you're doing it, girl! You're living a powerfully purposeful life. I'm just sitting here smiling at what a wonderful person/educator/gift you are. :)

11:41 PM  
Anonymous hel said...

It is wonderful to see you back.

Florian says don't worry about the worms. They have probably laid hundreds of eggs. So if you get the conditions right (humidity, shade, warm temprature, green kitchen scraps) you will soon again have worms. If you want them of course :)

Going back to school also seemed like a good idea to me but its a bit like getting a puppy. I love it but if I knew how much work it would be and how little time it would leave for anything else, I might have thought twice.

But I'm glad I didn't.

2:10 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

so CLASS is where you were when i called earlier.

sigh.

you work so hard. i mean, isn't being NATIONALLY certified enough? i feel like such a slacker!

the plants look beautiful. if you need any help, my shorties would love to help as we have been studying the life of a seed. and, of course, it is good to get outside.

peace to you, girlie. you rock so much.

9:37 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Your life is rich enough it seems, even without worm casts! Ho hum - such is life - and death ... :)

10:12 PM  

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