Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Time Of Balance

If you've read my blog for a while, or even if you are new and have done some back reading, you will know that as much as I LOVE summer with all it's long days and warm weather, fall is my favorite season. I love fall. I love the cooler mornings, the crisp, dry air, the colors of fall, on the leaves and in my wardrobe (it shouldn't surprise you that I am a fall and look best in it's colors), the way wood smoke smells in the air, pots of soup simmering for dinner, fresh bread., and warm cozy sweaters. I could go on and on, but I will stop.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

On This Day.....

The nicest thing about getting up early, before everyone else in the house, is the quiet and solitude that comes with the awakening of the day. Some days I go off and run, and don't get to enjoy it fully, but other days it's the recharge I need to get through my day.

This morning I went back and read all the blog posts I've written about this day (9/11) since 2006. In 2006 when I started my blog, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to use it for yet, and there is a lot of ridiculous rambling.  The other posts however, from 2007, 2008 and 2009, all brought tears to my eyes. I don't know what I could write today, that could top what I said then, so if you want to know my thoughts and feelings, please go back and read those posts.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

I Run For Life

When I started running several years ago, it was a very selfish thing, that I needed to get through a very difficult time in my life. I wasn't sure then where it would go, but I needed it at that time and so I stuck with it. I never dreamed that I would enjoy running. I never dreamed of how powerful and strong running would make me feel. Something that I wasn't able to feel in my life, due to past circumstances. I remember the day I first went out on the tracks and ran uninterrupted for the first time (I had been following the C25K plan which has you start out with walking and short bursts of running). I think it might have only been a mile, but when I started, I couldn't run down the end of my street.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

On Being Educated

Dear Children,

I realize that the school district screwed with us this year, and instead of going back on a 3 day-4 day- full week schedule, we started out whole hog with a 5 day school week. I'm not happy about it either. In fact, being that I work with tired, whiny 6 year olds (and I can't blame them, I feel tired and whiny about it also), I might be more unhappy about it than you, because I also have to go outside in the middle of the day, on a shadeless playground for recess duty. I also realize that mother nature is a cruel, miserable hag this year and dumped another heat wave on us for the first week of classes. Remember that my school building is over 150 years old and brick, and once it heats up, it just keeps getting hotter. It's hard to be in an oven-like atmosphere, and focus and concentrate on.. well.. anything. I get it. I get it all. We are in the same boat if you think about it.