Gone to Ghana

A New Career????? December 18, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — slrussell @ 9:46 am

I’ve been working on a new rendition, what do you think?

I’m dreaming of a sweaty Christmas,

Not like the ones I’ve ever known,

where the armpits glisten,

and children listen

for breezes yet to blow and cool.

I’m dreaming of a sweaty Christmas,

with every blogpost that I write.

May your days be sunny and hot,

And may all your Christmases be sweaty.

(It actually isn’t that hot here right now, and the breeze is definitely blowing, but we’ll just call that artist license, right?


Thank you to those of you who sent me Christmas cards here.  That was great! Julie, Mrs. Ratcliffe, and Kris, you guys made my day.  I only sent one (to “The Family”) and we shall see if it ever gets there.  Hmmmm, I just realized that I should have told you all that I sent one and then blame it on the mail system……oh well.  As an aside, I have become good friends with the lady at the post office and I think she will genuinely miss my daily visits to see if there is anything more for the white lady.  She is actually looking for a penpal and wanted me to find her one.  If anyone is interested, let me know.


Yesterday when I got back to the convent the sisters gave me a gift.  I was so touched I can’t tell you.  They had a very nice Christmas card and a piece of fabric.  It really felt like the true meaning of Christmas.  It was not given out of expectation and they also really thought about what to give me.  It has been a running joke here how much I like the fabric and how often I get new things made and so it was only fitting that they give me fabric.  Thank you so much to Sister Marcelina, Sister Joyce, Sister Lizzy and all of the girls working at the convent.  I have been so fortunate to have known you!



2 Responses to “A New Career?????”

  1. kristen Says:

    As much as I love the line “as armpit glisten and children listen”, I think it is a good thing you have been reminded of how much you love teaching and can stick to that as a day job. Come to think of it, that might be a lot LIKE your day job already.

  2. kristen Says:

    sorry…i misquoted your line “where the armpits glisten, and children listen”

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