type='text/javascript'/> A Latte Talk: The Lottery

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Lottery

I have roughly 11,000 posts swirling in my head these days, with seemingly only 30 seconds of energy to ever devote to this poor neglected blog.

Confession: I've realized that I have kind of a perfectionism in my writing which keeps me from posting anything unless I can "craft" it to be good writing (Nothing like a trained writer, of course, ha ha, but at least thoughtfully written). And, though I have the time to sit and jot short notes down, I just never hit "Publish Post" because I've not read and reread my words enough to change it into something that I would consider "well-written".

So, the blog goes un-updated. Sigh. I really do miss it. I miss writing.

Anyhow, I'm not letting this hurried post stop me from hitting "Publish Post" to share with you this little gem of a Bible verse.

Many of my friends have been waiting in Charter School lotteries... If you're not familiar with the process, your child's name goes into a hat with 300 other applicants who want to go to that school, and the names are drawn randomly for the 22 slots available. Then they draw each name in order for the waiting list. You wait for months to get "that letter" that says what number your child's name was drawn as. You pray that it NOT be #300. This month has been the month most schools have sent out their lottery results.

It's totally random.


Proverbs 16:33 - The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

Maybe not so random, after all... Muwahahaha.

Somebody is behind it all. And He loves you and knows what you need. (Luke 12:22-34)


Allison said...

Good verse! We're #96 on the waiting list at your school! I won't hold my breath.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I feel the EXACT same way about my blog.

Sometimes, I'll read a post where the blogger will say, "Sorry, folks. I'm dried up. I got nothing to say." And I'm always like, "SERIOUSLY!?! I can't get the ideas to stop. I just wish I had time to get a few of them out of my brain."

I'm trying to get better about stopping for 5 minutes when inspiration strikes. But so often, it strikes at naptime or lunchtime or at Target or when I'm in the shower....

Mrs. E said...

I may consider sending my son to a Charter school in the next few years. I really don't know much about them. I know enough about the neighborhood public schools, and am not pleased. The class sizes in my district(Osseo Dist. #279)are as large as 35 students in the elementary grades. Many of the district's kindergarten classes are around 28. My college degree was in elementary education (K-6), and I know that the class sizes will make it difficult for students to learn, and teachers to do their jobs.

I understand what you mean about rereading what you wrote. I often make several changes in my post before I hit "publish." I am a perfectionist in that way also.

I enjoy reading your blog. God Bless.

Broken Yet Grateful said...

Hey, I love reading your posts! I check every few days or so and think you are funny and so enjoyable!

So, did you win the lottery?