Thursday, August 30, 2007

Falling for Fall

August 30, 2007

It's been one of those relaxing, get things done around the house, eat a good breakfast, eat a good lunch type of day. The weather is calming down to a beautiful 70's range and the day feels longer and more productive than in the heat of the summer. Jared and I took a nice walk in the woods at his grandma's house last night. it was good just to get out into the open air and breath in the sights, sounds and smells of the country. I'm really gearing up for fall now with new fall scented candels throughout the house and warm coffee early in the morning. I think i must be a sucker for the change of seasons because every time i go outside i'm scoping out the trees hoping to find some change in color. I have actually seen a few trees starting to turn to bright reds. It's beautiful. I started school on monday and so far so good. My MWF class was switched, out of nowhere, to an on-line course. Something new for Cornerstone. So i'm taking one online and two regular classes. My teachers all seem really nice; good fits for their subject area if you know what i mean. My Education teacher is a hoot; really up beat, a morning person type. My Philosopy teacher is a thinker, the kind who can spend half the class rambling on and on about who knows what and still keep the idea of the class going. Then there's my online teacher, i don't really know much about her, but she seems nice. At any rate, i'm anticipating a good semester. My next class should start in about 15 min. then i have to work tonight... it's been a while since i've worked at night. I hope i still know what to do! :D I suppose i'll leave you with a thought for the day....

"11When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
12On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.'[
a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."'

From Matthew 9:11-13

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

All New

It's been over a month since Jared and I got married and all is going well. We're starting to get a normal rutine down for the week. Groceries on monday (or Tuesday in this weeks case) laundry on wednesday and sunday. Jr. High youth group on Wednesday nights, and so forth and so on.... But soon we'll have to get into another rutine because i go back to school on Monday! Normally i wouldn't be so excited to go back. But i've set some realistic goals for myself this semester and i'm looking forward to working hard and doing well. I'm not a bad student or anything it's just that school gets slow sometimes and you wonder if you'll ever finish. The end is in sight and I want to go out finishing well. Chaille comes home from camp this week!!! I'm super excited to see her and spend some time with her! I spent the afternoon with my mom yesterday and we had a lot of fun. i miss her very much these days and though i see her on and off throughout the week it's just different not living with her. It's a good different but i still miss her. My "little" brother Jacob is going to be a senior this year at Kent City and i'm so excited for him. It's so strange to think that i've already been out of school long enough for him to be graduating but i'm looking forward to all of the things he'll get to do and experience this year being a senior; starting with the first Varsity football game on Friday at Ravenna!! I love to watch High School football games and it's even better when your brother is on the team! I've been anticipating fall this week and all of the smells and sights and sounds that those days entail and it really gets me excited. i love to see the colors change from green to bright red or orange and to feel the cool breeze of the season that gives you a hint of refreshment as you wrap up in your big fluffy sweater and jeans and sit on your front poarch sipping hot apple cider and carving out a big pumpkin.... Ahh shall i say more?

Nonetheless, i am anticipating a new school year, a new season and new lessons to be learned.