Sunday, November 25

Fish. Monkey. Man??

Maybe we used to be monkeys, maybe we weren't. Regardless, I can't deny what I live and feel every day, week and month. Over time, I just evolve! By evolve, I mean that I continue to live my life in a way that I feel fits best for me based on what I've experienced and learned. We learn from our own mistakes and (I feel) are expected to change our behaviors and thoughts so they don't happen again. As much as we sometimes want to, we can't control the ones around us, only our own choices.

I guess I'm rambling, but I have so many ideas and feelings running around my brain that I can't seem to narrow them to a cohesive train of thought, so instead, I'll spew them all out around the same topic.

So, thought one. I'll be the first to admit and apologize for my mistakes and misgivings. I may not be the first one to recognize them, but when someone points them out to me, I'll do my best to own up it and make it better, if I can. However, I will not apologize for choices and actions that others think I should do or say. See above, we are in charge of our own selves.

Which brings me to thought two. In order to be in charge of my own actions, I need to be educated (as do others). We all do this in different ways. I choose to surround myself with literature and people that I feel can best inform my thoughts and actions. The literature and people that surround me evolve over time as my own evolution takes place.

My final thought has to do with my naivety. I guess my only comment in this area is that I can only control and perceive what is within my own realm. I don't read minds, don't want to. And I'm not going to apologize for that either. :)

More negative than usual, sorry. I hope y'all have a great week.

:)
M.

Sunday, November 11

Update. Oops!

Wow! It's been a long time since I've made my last post. This happens frequently, I guess, but here is my update since summer. Summer had quite the ending (without Chip) with a great trip to the State Fair. I loved all the food and spending a day full of people watching, roaming, eating and spending. It was a blast.

School started off on a different foot this year since I have started a new position. It offers a different set of challenges but provides a HUGE bonus over my 2nd grade post. And that's the fact that when I come home, I'm home. I don't have to work on projects, finish lessons or get ready for the next day. Chip absolutely loves this new bonus. :) I like that! I'm to the point in the year where we have 1st graders getting on Google Sites and Docs to create new content. It's a wonderful sight to see.

We've welcomes a new niece and a new nephew into our family, we've stomped grapes cheered the Vikings, drank grapes and hosted a Halloween party. However, the pinnacle of our Fall this year was celebrating 3 years together. We did an anniversary tour of vineyards in the river valley between Minnesota and Wisconsin. We spent 3 days driving on beautiful, rural roads, staying at a fantastic B&B and just all around enjoying our time together. We visited some stunning views at a variety of wineries and I can't wait to bring friends back to enjoy some of those places again.

Also, today was our first snow. It's still on the deck now and I couldn't be happier. I know what it will be gone soon but I can't help but enjoy it while it's here.

Till next time,
M.