Ketchup Time

It has been awhile since I have blogged. I do hope that you found other ways to occupy yourself and did not sit around waiting for me. The extra words for blogging just weren’t in me. There have been many factors involved- physical, mental, spiritual. Maybe someday I will attempt to explain some of those things, but for today, I am going to ease myself back into this space with a simple, fluffy post.

Winter has ended and spring is here. And with that thought… forward, MARCH!

I have chosen to share some photos from my phone that I have taken in the past few weeks, along with a caption of explanation. The quality of the photos is not great, and for that, I apologize. (Are you allowed to get a new phone just because the quality of your phone’s camera has gone down? Are you are you?)

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Two of my students got the same fortunes in their fortune cookies one day at lunch time. I thought that was humorous, but that fact that both these students are under three years of age made me chuckle even more. What old business could they possibly have?
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There’s nothing like a best friend getting married to give you all the feels. March 16 was a truly beautiful day.
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My family came to our house to celebrate Wendy’s fourteenth birthday. It was fun to make some special food and do some special decorating for the party.
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I do not know what exactly caused the halo to show up above Wendy’s head in this photo, but it seems fitting.
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Oh, my babies. I love them so much. I love to have a lapful of squashy, cuddly, brilliant little ones. And yes, we have goggles, because that’s the way we roll at our school.
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One evening, I ordered Chinese food for us online, and was pleasantly surprised when I received this fortune cookie at the end of the process. However, they did not give us any actual fortune cookies with our order, which was obviously disappointing.
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Parks and Rec might just be the funniest thing ever. Even when watching episodes for the second time.
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My tennis husband. I’m so thankful that he teaches me and is patient with me. In tennis, but in other areas, too.
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Tiny new student.
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We attended the play “The Horse and His Boy” this past weekend. (A Christmas gift from Ricky’s dad.) It was delightful. As I sat and watched, I felt my eyes keep wanting to fill with tears in a most familiar way. It’s something that always happens to me in plays, and it doesn’t always have to do with what’s happening in the story. I’m realizing that these tears are connected to seeing people singing, dancing, and being free with their character. These tears are connected to the beautiful costumes and the thousands of details that bring the story to life. These tears are connected to the curtain call, where the audience gets to catch a glimpse of the actor as their character, but also just as their very own self. I don’t know what this all means exactly… just that I have decided to pay attention to these feelings and to explore what they mean about myself as a creator.

I’d love to know what you’ve been up to. Any tidbits- highlights or low points- from the past few weeks that you’d care to share? 

6 thoughts on “Ketchup Time

  1. Well baby #2 came along to add to our happiness and fulfillment. Chloe has been such a sweet baby, and I consider her a highlight even in the wee hours of the morning when she needs me:)

    1. 🙂 What a wonderful highlight! I am so very excited to meet sweet Chloe! The photo of her that you sent out was just darling! ❤️

  2. A “high lights” time that was rather scary was having an ocular migraine (I think that’s what it was called) and a highlight for real was one of the things you mentioned – attending that play. Some of Aslan’s revelations in that story are deeply and personally meaningful to me.
    To comment on two photos: I love the mysterious Wendy-halo. I think your cookie fortune – about you being an inspiration – keeps coming true over and over!

    1. “High lights.” 😂 Very clever!
      The lovely thing about plays is that even after they are over, you can roll them around in your mind and continue to enjoy them and the things you learned.

  3. Thank you for all the fluffiness. 🙂 The Horse and His Boy is one of Lewis’ best and plays are truly phenomenal. I’d like to hear you explore your feelings about them more.

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