Monday, February 9, 2009

UP, NOT at 'em...

It's 4:35 a.m. I just slipped outside to take these shots of the moon... I have three sweaters whirring in the gentle cycle of the washer, and in one hour I get up for school. ??? I need to sleep, but it evades me. My throat is so sore, and my head is pounding... I hope I'm not "getting it." I cannot explain. Last week was a whirl with Friday's parent conferences demanding all my energy for a month. I love to visit with parents. I can't explain why they remain so tiring after all these years. The sitting, the explaining, just the right amount of encouragement. Those terrible fires in Australia were set on purpose. Someone lit them, and now entire towns are gone, 131 have died, and a whole nation if not the world is in mourning. I am very sad to realize we have encouraged and created such misery in our world culture. We have to wonder if the fire starters also perished. A lot of wondering comes to mind so early in the day. Time for a last snippet of the night... Sleep well, those of you who can... My slumber isn't sweet tonight..... As my college teacher loved to say, "Alas!"

P.S. I called in this morning, and a sub will be there in my place today. I don't feel well at all.... Boooo....

4 comments:

Becky K. said...

I, too, have been struck by the beauty of the moon these past few nights. Thanks for capturing pictures.

I didn't know the count had gone that high in the Australian fires.
So sad!

Megan said...

I LOVE the pictures of the moon. Beautiful shots, my dear! I hope you feel better soon. Get plenty of rest!

Lisa said...

awww, I hope you feel better soon!! I was talking about you in code yesterday were your ears burning? I didn't call you by your name, just dragon lady...

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am so sorry you are feeling under the weather...m..