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tingly feeling....every time

i knew they were making a movie of where the wild things are. a classic children's book. at first i was a little curious about how they would do this successfully. i mean, the book is only 48 pages long. and not every page has words.
however. i saw the trailer the other day. and absolutely loved it. i cannot wait for october to come because i will be seeing this movie.
and so, go here to see the trailer.
i really tried to get the video to play here, but i have no idea how to do it (if you know and would like to help, please do!!).
ok, so watch the trailer now. seriously.

i get a tingly feeling every time.

happy first day of spring!

"behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!" Sitting Bull

my favorite season is officially here! i'm so glad that spring is upon us.
flowers, blue skies, warm weather, a freshness that the other seasons just don't have....all things i love about spring. i've been waiting so long for this dear friend to come once more.

however. i do. not. appreciate. that this first day of spring was the coldest day we're going to have for the next week. i like the cold weather. really. i do. but not when it lasts longer than it's supposed to. and i'm over it right now. and so this is how i'm feeling right now:

"the first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. the difference between them is sometimes as great as a month." Henry Van Dyke

so sad, but so true.but i trust the natural order. God designed it this way. and so i wait.

strange desires

so, lately i've been having some urges to do things that i don't know that i've ever really wanted to do before.
here's my list...

1) grow my own food
2) or find a way to eat locally/sustainably/ fresh where i am right now
3) grow flowers
4) learn to sew....
5) and quilt...
6) and knit
7) really, really use the amazing library system here
8) make my own bread
9) go berry/veggie picking
10) write letters/ cards to people
11) begin playing (piano, clarinet) again

that may be all...
anyway, it's not that these things in and of themselves are strange. they're all wonderful. i just think it's strange that i'm desiring to do all of these things at once. and why here? i move to the city, where there is almost no space whatsoever for several of these things, and i decide to start making where i live seem more like the country? this doesn't even make sense...
but there you have it.

and actually? i'm kind of excited :)

have any advice/ encouragement/ help? i'd reall…

so i have a new friend

her name is emma. emma has just moved to the us from israel and speaks no english. that's right. none. her parents do, but she doesn't.
last week was her first week in our class. her parents were around frequently to make sure she was doing alright (and i'd probably do the same if my child didn't speak the same language of anyone around her), but mostly it was just us and emma. emma is a beautiful girl and looks much older than the other kids in our class. from what i can tell, she's smart, compassionate, maybe a little shy but also outgoing, and friendly.

here's why i'm telling you all this.
the kids in our class have taken to emma very well. i love hearing them ask when she's coming or getting excited when she shows up. while they do this for every new "friend" who comes to our class, i don't really get tired of hearing it. because kids take everyone at face value. there's no judging or competing. everyone is a potential friend. even …

a list or two or three or five...

things i like...
new friends
warm weather
things kids say (sometimes, there just are no'll have to ask if you want the story....)
clean rooms
fresh flowers (currently, really liking tulips. never thought i'd say that)

things i don't like...
cold weather
to-do lists (this is a lie. i actually love to-do lists. making them. completing them. crossing things off. except when they are stressful and overwhelming)
not knowing how to do something
not being able to talk to friends when i need to

books i want to read...
the brief wondrous life of oscar wao
eat pray love
not for sale
reading lolita in tehran
mudhouse sabbath
northanger abbey

what i'd like to learn to do...
grow plants
eat organically, locally, and seasonally
speak hebrew

i'm looking forward to...
spring!! it'll be official march 20th!!
seeing friends and family in ga soon
wearing less layers of clothes
catching up with friends
baking bread for the first time ever in my life

you are …

an (almost) belated wish...

happy birthday, dr. seuss!

he'd be 105 today....
so much fun and pleasure he's brought to reading over the years....
i don't know that i'd be able to pick a favorite...

do you have a favorite dr. seuss book?

some dr. seuss wisdom for y'all...

"be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

"a person's a person, no matter how small."

"think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!”

"sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

"today is your day! your mountain is waiting. so... get on your way."

"i like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. "

"young cat, if you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you would learn! the most wonderful stuff! "

"how did it get so late so soon? its night before its afternoon. de…