Sunday, August 11, 2013

Two Weeks

Two weeks is a long time to disappear in Blogland.  
Two weeks is a long time at our house.
In that fortnight, much has transpired:
School started.
DD#1 became a licensed driver and drove her senior self to her last first day of school.
DD#2 went to high school. 
Katniss vanished.
Big Red helped a friend clean up when flash flooding destroyed their chicken houses. (80,000+ dead chickens--a sight I admit I'm glad I didn't see.)
Three students came to my class who speak no inglés . Zero. Zip. Nada.
I speak no español. Zero. Zip. Nada. 
A car salesman  rambled on to us about what a "sweet gig" teachers have.
 I offered him a chance to try it during my third period class.
Two weeks can be a long time.
Long, with a kaleidoscope of emotions and free-falling changes.

This weekend,
I read The Light in the Window all the way through for probably the 100th time,
put up six quarts of squash and picked okra,
watched Anne of Avonlea
baked a peach cobbler.

Two weeks is long enough
 for my blogging insecurities to bubble to the surface,
for the loneliness and longing of the writing to push at me,
for answered prayer and for more waiting.

Be blessed,


  1. Hey, good to see you, my friend.
    Praying that you can feel His arms around you.

  2. Hi!! You know, I could write a VERY similar post - only mine would be 2 weeks and a day! Its hard to believe two weeks can go by so fast!

    Praying you find His perferct peace and trust that He is faithfull! You are loved Ginger!

  3. Greetings Ginger. I have been vacant from my blog for two weeks at a time also. Sometimes life just get in the way! But when life does get in the way then we have something to write about! :)

  4. First of all, your photos are stunning. Secondly, I'm on vacation, so haven't been online as much as usual either. Third of all, I hope your new year of teaching is blessed beyond belief!