I’m just finished the semester – the final exams, the marking, the bell curve, the grades, and all the rest of the red tape that goes along with being a teacher but has nothing to do with learning. And I’ve stepped straight from the empty desk at the office to a living room floor full of suitcases and little piles of ‘stuff to pack’. Because we’re leaving, ‘on a jet plane’, two days from now; twenty-five or twenty-six hours of travel ahead of us and an ocean to cross. My fridge is not yet cleaned out and there’s still laundry in the bedroom and gifts to buy and documents to sort out. My purse is a disaster and I’m not sure where my iPhone’s charge cord is.
All of which is to say, gentle reader, friends and family and people I will learn to know, that there will be no posts for the next couple of days, ok? I’ll be checking in with my email and my Facebook (Bard Judith) as circumstances and internet access permits, but the next bit of ‘new content will be fresh from Canada. In the meantime: some postdated journal entries you might enjoy browsing and responding to. I like comments. Really. Even on vacation!
Paperback Heart: If anyone knows the original author of this quote – I haven’t been able to track it down – let me know. I enjoyed giving it a ‘hardcover’ background, and working the date in as a stamp.
Don’t You Dare: I love the regular encouragement from bravegirlsclub, though the relentlessly cheerful colours and bird/flower themes don’t always fit my mercurial temperament. This graphic (to the top left of centre) had a more vintage, distressed feel, which inspired the rest of the page, and fit well with the ear-worm verse from the old spiritual ‘Balm in Gilead’.