Wednesday, November 29, 2006



It's All About Perspective...and keeping things in perspective. So this last week off from scool, I actually got a glimpse of my floor though the bottom of Mt. StLaundry! I got to really cook for my family, instead of just throwing hamburgers and toasted cheese sandwiches at them, and I remembered how much I enjoyed cooking for them! I was able to have guests over without being mortified at the condition my home was in. I have been known to actually lock the door and duck away from windows when an unexpected guest has arrived due to my embarrassment! I'm just kind of persnickety like that, dopey, I know. What all this did, was remind me of the reasons I went back to school in the first place, for my daugher, for our family. I did not go back for that degree, that little piece of paper, but for what learning the language could do for my Claire.

On that front, I did speak to my advisor and learned that they hired a Deaf man from Galludet to teach in January. He won't be up to full speed until fall 2007, so that is when I may go back for a class or two. Learning ASL from a native speaker would be a wonderful experience, I'm sure. So I will not be going back in January, and am looking forward to it more than you know. I need this break., The 3 hrs in the car per day was sucking the life out of me. Now just counting down the last few weeks of this semester, and trying not to lose my momentum!

4 comments:

JenLo said...

That is wonderful to remind yourself why you are on this mission in the first place. It is weird how loss of your vision for doing something can really deplete your energy. So glad you are going to be around more!

Thad said...

If I ever get a notion to drive all the way to North "Nurk" Valley without calling first, you better let me in! I'm not coming to inspect your house; I'm coming to visit with some of the best people I've ever met! Besides, my house looks just like you described yours most days. OK....ALL days!

Di said...

:-) This sounds like GOOD NEWS! It's so nice to get fresh perspective just when ya need it! Enjoy the time off girlie!

Cardee said...

I hope you get to work with this man! That will be a great experience for you. Don't worry, my house is hardly ever presentable either. We crafty people always have a clutter pile. LOL! I do my best cleaning under pressure. Give me days, and I can't figure it out. Give me a half hour, and it looks presentable QUICK! LOL! Happy holidays sweet Laurie!