This weird picture was captured while talking via Skype to my precious sister in Paraguay. Karl was driving home from a wedding rehearsal around 10 p.m. and a mouse peaked out from under the couch several times to see what I was doing. Well, I pride myself in not being a "girly girl" so I like being able to handle spiders, bugs, crickets, toads, etc. With the exception of spiders in my bedroom (I don't like thinking about them dropping down on me while I sleep), no big deal. Mice, on the other hand, freak me out. I think I don't like how they surprise me and I don't know where they're going to run. I feel the absolute necessity to get my feet off the ground--literally. And some small screaming is usually involved as well. So, that's what I'm doing here in this picture crouching in my chair as Fiefel runs around in my living room. I'm such a wimp.
Garage sale plans are going well. My precious friend Shelley is pulling through as well as my Paraguay trip/St. Mark friend Linda. Thanks, guys. I'm excited to see what's going to happen (and I'm excited to get all this extra stuff we don't need out of our house!) I actually told Karl the other night, "I think the amount of clothes we have in this house is probably a sin." And I believe it. Speaking of that...
Last month I talked about a study I was doing about poverty called Hope Lives. Today, following Shelley's lead, I thought it would be really neat to get some people to do it with me via the Internet. So, I know of a couple of interested parties via my adoption yahoo group and wanted to do a shout out here as well. If you're interested in starting this 5 week study with us, get the book and let me know. I'll probably have a weekly blog about it where we can discuss the reflection questions...I'm not really sure, but I like the idea of discussing with others the topic of poverty, getting to use some of my stagnant English teaching abilities, and being moved to action (hopefully!) with some friends on a crucial topic.
Goodnight to you all. May your homes be safe and mouse-free.