May is going to be busy but in a sane way. We have at least two baseball tournaments coming up. I don't usually get to travel when my boys play out of town but I get to go to north Georgia to see Chris's NCAA Div. III tournament in the wild and crazy town of Demorest, GA. I failed to book a hotel early enough. Not in Demorest,because they have scheduled a NCAA tournament in a town without hotels, but in the surrounding villages, and by villages I mean places where Deliverance might have been filmed. The first time I checked there were plenty of options and I like to contemplate. This morning hotels were disappearing as I typed and prices went from $79.00 to $250.00 a night in seconds. My back-up town became a dream and I started looking for cabins. Finally found a room in Clayton. Even so, I am looking forward to being in my old stomping grounds. I went to Toccoa Falls College.
I did record a podcast with Sarah Mackenzie at Amongst The Lovely Things. It will be included in her Teaching from a State of Rest package. I thought it turned out well except for the background noise which was entirely my fault. Well, not really my fault. I told everyone I was recording. Everyone!! Only one of my sons got lost on the way to an appointment and made frantic phone calls to every phone in the house and another didn't get the message and made lots of background noise hitting a ball against the wall. Just imagine me gesturing wildly and sneering while talking sweetly to Sarah. None of this would have mattered if my headphones had worked. Bose and broken!!
The reason I decided to jump back into blogging is that I am in the middle of planning for next year and I always find it helpful to blog through that. So I hope to jump back into Stratford Caldecott's Book Beauty in the Word: Rethinking the Foundations of Education quickly. I am on the 2nd half of chapter 1 and I may also hit a little bit on Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education again since those are the books that are affecting me the most this year.
I will leave you with a poem. One of my favorites and recently quoted by Sister Monica Joan (Don't you just love her?) on Call the Midwife, Season 3 , a show of unparalleled quality.
Jenny Kissed Me
by Leigh Hunt
Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
Time, you thief, who love to get
Sweets into your list, put that in!
Say I'm weary, say I'm sad,
Say that health and wealth have missed me,
Say I'm growing old, but add,
Jenny kissed me.
I am tempted to explain the profundity of this poem but I will leave it to you to bask in the depths of these crystal clear waters. This poem is perfection. Oh, to be a Pre-Raphaelite or to inspire one!!