It is Friday and I am very much in love with three things:
1. These shoes
I first saw them on this blog and my heart skipped a beat . . . I looked them up immediately, and am now mustering all the justifications I can for spending $178 on a pair of shoes right before Christmas (when I should be saving my money for gifts!). I cannot get these shoes outta my head! Just imagine them with black tights and a gray ballerina-esque skirt! They are perfect. They are exquisite. I have to find a way . . .
2. My students' reactions to the West Memphis Three case
In class we read Damien Echols's memoir, Almost Home, and then watched the HBO documentary, Paradise Lost, about the West Memphis Three case. My students are so into it, and it makes me happy, because trust me . . . this case is worth getting to know. It's crazy to think that blatant injustice is still happening in our "civilized" country.
3. Leaving for Guatemala tonight!
Freeman, his parents, and I are hittin' the road tonight and catching a flight to LA at 9:30, immediately followed by a flight to Guatemala City! We'll head to Antigua bright & early tomorrow morning, and will stay there for the next few days. We're all gonna be exhausted (hello, international red-eye with a toddler!), but it will be well worth it. I've been battling wanderlust for quite some time now, and I think this trip might just take care of it. For a while, anyway. :) Check out these pics of Antigua, known for its volcanoes!
I'll be back Wednesday morning, so in the meantime, have a fantastic weekend!
Have any of you been to Antigua, or Guatemala in general?