Wednesday, February 9, 2011

a day in the life

today, other than the mundane (you know, arose at 5:09, taught five classes and attended meetings) i....
  • studied hank's and jack's faces while chris read us a psalm this morning. i thought i would burst. into tears. or open with joy. i really like those guys.
  • drew a picture of a worm while i was at a meeting. i named him virgil and gave him a hat and shoes but no arms.
  • learned a new word - resorb. please don't laugh at me for not knowing.
  • reflected on the day my grandmother died in 1978. i remember wanting to cry because mom was. but i couldn't. i selfishly thought about how she would be home more now. i was 8 years old.
  • wrote a letter to my girl. i wish i could revise it. but it's gone. so i'll call her and tell her what i meant to say but didn't.
  • listened to friends who are separately afraid of the future.
  • didn't get upset with a woman who gave me the once over to see if i weigh enough.
  • laughed at/with my siblings via email. i get to see them all on sunday.
and all day i carried the verse, be joyful always, in my heart. that i might be.


this is the part of the week in which i run around with some of my favorite bloggers! here are the links!

tiffani at the house of belonging for a day in the life.
beki at the rusted chain for fingerprint friday





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33 comments:

  1. this is so funny...I was just thinking of you and going back to my blog to click on you and saw you linked up! I love virgil and would like to see him..and don't laugh but what is resorb?:)
    loved your dialogue Kendal..you always capture me with your writing...really!
    nice to visit with you today
    xo

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  2. for some reason this particular post made me just want to meet you. like now. not that I didn't know of your awesomeness before. random.

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  3. beautiful. you are beautiful all over.

    ps resorb? what's that?
    pps 5:09? don't know that one either.

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  4. I'm with Tiffini, I would love to see Virgil. :) Nice list.

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  5. oh, this is A DAY! A beautiful day...a day that many would envy, especially the secret to your joy:)

    jealous that you will see siblings this weekend:( at the same time happy for you!

    honestly, you amaze, teaching and mothering (and mentoring too!)...I just don't have it to do both...so proud and thankful for precious ones, like you, who do!

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  6. Ok, now I will have to look up, resorb.

    What a joyful day on so many levels and for multiple reasons! Awesome.

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  7. You make me smile! And yes, I would like to see Virgil too. May your day tomorrow always contain an abundance of joy! Sweet blessings to you!
    Cindy :)

    P.S. I've been showing your book to everyone that comes over. A dear friend and I sat and read it together yesterday ~ she too has struggled with an eating disorder. Such an encouragement!! Thank you :)

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  8. My favorite part of your post -- Be joyful always!

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  9. "drew a picture of a worm while i was at a meeting. i named him virgil.."

    You are like -- so cool, Kendal -- you make me smile. Made me want to doodle too. ;)

    Love having you over at the jam. You're good for my heart.

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  10. thanks for sharing these cute tidbits of your day!! and it ended well, a good reminder to carry this phrase in our hearts: be joyful always!

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  11. wow, our lives, our thoughts, are so intricate, so vast, no? i loved how you captured this... i especially love how you drew a picture of a worm and studied your students' faces and carried joy in your heart always. love to you sweet kendal.

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  12. resorb? what is that? clearly my vocabulary needs some improvement.

    i liked the random snapshots of your day, some trivial, some deeply emotional and yet all carried within the framework of "Be Joyful Always". I am going to have to try that tomorrow when my toddler pitches a fit.

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  13. You are fun and so loving, Kendal. And resorb...what the heck is that? Darn, what good is that English degree? Must go google now...

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  14. Ok, Kendal, so I want to see a picture of Virgil. Perhaps a series of haikus detailing his pov. [grin] And I have no idea what resorb means. Thank you, I will now head to google to find out. Glad you found joy in the beautiful everyday. I think this delights God.

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  15. Yes, I agree that you should show us Virgil... :o) That made me laugh. Sounds like a good week! Thanks for sharing...

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  16. I want to see Virgil too! I'm with you... doodling at meetings is much more interesting than any meeting.

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  17. Such Sweetness! Thank You For Sharing Such A Lovely Post! The Letter To Your Lit'l Girl Really Got Me..It Moved Me To Put Something Together For My Own..Something She Can Carry In Her Heart From Me Always. Your Post Was A Shear Delight! Hugs And Sunshine From The Peach State, Terri

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  18. Have you ever read a Richard Scarry book? That's what I thought of when you talked about Virgil.

    Resorb? Never heard of it. Is this a word I need to know? I've been fine without it so far, but I might be missing out on a cool word. Going to look it up.

    Praying joy fills you head to toes today!

    Erin

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  19. I always doodle during meetings too, in fact if I am in charge of a meeting, play dough is ALWAYS readily available. Who wants to sit in a meeting with bored hands anyways!?!? LOL :)

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  20. Virgil... Virgil... we want to meet Virgil! :) How sweet to write a letter to your daughter! Sounds like a wonderful day!

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  21. I love this. Your blog always makes me smile.

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  22. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes my blogging buds make me laugh, too.

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  23. It was good to come see you and what your thoughts have been this week! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I love your post Kendal- I'm chuckling. I love your train of thought! :D

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  25. We'll just add a few more comments here to make sure you know we love you :)

    Kendal, I love how honest you are...always! (And I really like virgil!)

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  26. ha ha! thank you, Kim!

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  27. It was good to come see you and what your thoughts have been this week! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I always doodle during meetings too, in fact if I am in charge of a meeting, play dough is ALWAYS readily available. Who wants to sit in a meeting with bored hands anyways!?!? LOL :)

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  29. Ok, Kendal, so I want to see a picture of Virgil. Perhaps a series of haikus detailing his pov. [grin] And I have no idea what resorb means. Thank you, I will now head to google to find out. Glad you found joy in the beautiful everyday. I think this delights God.

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