Two years ago the acapella group Pentatonix released their first Christmas album. Last year I pretty much played Mary Did You Know on repeat for the entire month of December. If you haven't heard their Christmas songs, get out from under your rock and YouTube it. Their rendition of Little Drummer Boy is the only … Continue reading My Cold and Broken Hallelujah
I kicked off December by making myself at home in my new apartment. I acknowledged my NaNoWriMo loss and persevered. I finished Part 1 of Draft 1 of Novel 1. I mourned with brothers and sisters all over the United States who mourned losses and the suffering of being silenced. I signed up for a … Continue reading Here’s the thing about December
This morning one of my students lost her tooth right in class! It was an exciting way to start the day. It was also kind of a terrifying way to start the day because I didn't immediately realize she had lost her tooth when she got my attention and showed me a bloody gum-hole. I … Continue reading Here’s the thing about the Tooth Fairy
Happy New Year!! This post is a day late because yesterday I was busying sitting in airports for 100 hours. After a super chill day of traveling I made it back to the DR! To a laundry room that looked like an episode of animal hoarders. Such is life. Articles/blog posts: When Baby Jesus Gets … Continue reading Check this out!
I might have done this backwards - first looking forward to 2014 and then looking back at 2013 - but here it is, my highlights of the past year. First, ringing in the New Year with the Mulberry Community! Independence Day in San Pedro! My trip to Jarabacoa with Nicole! Strawberry was born! Teaching an … Continue reading Highlights of 2013
Merry Christmas!!! This week I celebrated Christmas by playing board games with family and friends, watching classic Christmas movies - which in my house means movies like Jingle All The Way and more traditional options like White Christmas - making and doing my part to eat one hundred Christmas cookies, good ol' fashioned sleepovers with great gal … Continue reading Check this out!
Remember when I used to write blog posts? Yeah, me too. But I'm on Christmas break now and I'm enjoying the brain rest. I'm really good at challenging myself to do things - like read 100 books in 13 months or write a novel in one month or watch all of the movies starring Leonardo … Continue reading Go big or go home
Here are some things: Yesterday I went to the hospital for the first time in the Dominican Republic. It wasn't an emergency, but it was where I needed to go in order to see an otolaryngologist. My friend Madelin went with me because she is so nice and so good at putting others' needs and … Continue reading Here’s the bulleted thing