Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Update August 25, 2011
Son #1 began his last three classes of college on Monday (2 taken this fall; 1 in the spring). Son #2 began dual-enrolling at a local community college on Monday as he began his senior year of high school. This article is still applicable to the many who returned to school this week.
- New responsibilities--no parents to remind you to do your homework or projects, choosing your own classes and making sure that two don't occur at the same time, budgeting your money, working part-time
- New friends--many of them several years older and most do not live in your neighborhood
- New instructors who are called professors, not teachers
- New course requirements--blue-book essay tests, one test determines your grade, and their strange letter/number format (AR101)
- New grading system--it is more difficult to get an A (93-100)
- Finding your way around campus and getting to classes on time
Sunday, August 23, 2009
For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of David.
O LORD, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength
Because of Your adversaries,
To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
All sheep and oxen,
And also the beasts of the field,
The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
O LORD, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
Saturday, August 22:
Ephesians 3:20 ...He is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think...
FUN: Spontaneous Fun
I tend to be a planner as anyone who knows me understands. My husband, on the other hand, is more spontaneous and spur-of-the-moment. Friday night we had some spontaneous fun together. He listens to WLOQ, a local jazz station, in his car during his 45-minute commutes to and from work each day and heard on Thursday afternoon about a famous guitarist who was performing at the Steinway Gallery near our home. I had never heard of Larry Coryell, but went ahead and bought tickets online for the performance. Steinway often hosts local artists and has wine and cheese gatherings on Thursdays so I thought he was a local musician. I always receive an invitation since I'm on their Piano Teacher list for this area and have held several piano recitals in their intimate concert room. Anyway, this man was probably the best guitarist I have ever seen or heard and is apparently, world renown. Being a musician myself I love to sit where I can see a musician's hands which I did that night. This 65+ -year-old man played the guitar in ways I never even knew was possible. I even reconnected with someone I used to work with when I was in banking before our children were born. Our ticket included one free drink at Cafe Murano a bar/restaurant in Altamonte Springs, where we went, along with almost everyone else, after the concert. It was a lovely evening--even for a planner like me.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Ex. 20:2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.