Half a Cup of Blues

Sunday, April 30, 2006

In the Sunshine of his Love ...

Tomorrow will be May Day and we finally put our new kayaks in the water this weekend! His is yellow and red-orange and slightly larger than mine.

What gorgeous weather we've had the last week. The temperature has been hanging right around 90 and we were on the water yesterday and today. We have some aloe vera rubbed into our pink spots, too! We had a goober with us (the other one spent the weekend at grandma's helping to clean out their attic) and we took turns going out on the two kayaks. He wants one of his own now.

I have to say that this is turning out to be the absolute coolest gift that I have ever been given. Yibbyl is AWESOME and I am very lucky to live in the sunshine of his love.

I had some pictures from yesterday but I deleted the whole batch last night. I wanted a fresh flash card for the PROM! And yes, I took Yibbyl with me! He was my date at the school prom last night and we had fun. I won't tell ya what we did after the dance but we did stop by the drugstore and pick something up as we giggled our way (fancy clothes and all) through the checkout!

Well, that's all for this quick update.
I hope that y'all are having a lovely spring!
I love ya's.

Today's Plan: Apply aloe very liberally to the guys then me next!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Spring Break ...

And, OMG, do I need a break from school!

I put one goober on a plane to Missouri yesterday so he can spend the break with his dad since he'll be with me for summer school for the first time ever! The other goober is going to a friend's house today to help rip up carpet and install wood flooring. He's very excited about making some money and helping a friend at the same time.

I'm on the road with Yibbyl this week as he travels around northern California for his job. I'm excited about spending the time with him and I'll get to visit a special school (NVS) in Santa Rosa that has a program for emotionally disturbed deaf children. Their spring break is a week after ours otherwise I'd never have the chance to get away and see them in action.

Of course, I'll be taking some chunks of work with me because, as a teacher, you're never really OFF work no matter what anyone says!

We're leaving for San Rafael area this afternoon then Santa Rosa, Stockton, and last on the list is Chico (I think) so if anyone out there wants to grab a cup of joe and chat a while - LET ME KNOW!

Love y'all!

(hugs and smooches to all)


Saturday, April 01, 2006

For K ...

Love Sonnet XI

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

I hunger for your sleek laugh,
your hands the color of a savage harvest,
hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
hunting for you, for your hot heart,
like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.

by Pablo Neruda