Saturday, October 29, 2011

Super Heroes

Captain America is my new favorite super hero!  My kids saw the movie over the summer and said I would like it.  We just watched it last night... they were right!  I loved it.  There was no bad language, no sexual inuendos, nothing objectionable.  The best thing about it is the character himself.  Steve Rogers is an ordinary (and smallish) guy who just wants to serve his country.  When asked if he wants "to go kill Nazis" he answers "I don't want to kill anyone.  I just don't like bullies.  I don't care where they're from."  He also throws himself on a grenade (turns out it was a fake and just a "test" by the commander) to save his fellow soldiers.  He is a genuine "good guy".  This is the main quality that makes him the perfect candidate for the drug that makes him "super".  The doctor who has chosen him tells him, "Whatever happens, stay who you are. Not just a soldier, but a good man."
There are very few "good men" in this world.  It's a joy and relief to see one like in the movies!  I am blessed to know some good men. One of them was my father.  My brothers are also good men (as are my brother's in law). I also happened to be married to a very good man.  He has the same qualities as Steve Rogers.  He doesn't like bullies.  He would throw himself on a grenade for those around him.  He has a heart of compassion and so many other good qualities.  He just doesn't have the shield and cool suit.  

Thursday, October 20, 2011

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence."
-George Washington
 Good advice!  I may print this and put it on my desk (and my dashboard, and my kitchen sink...).

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It seems I haven't updated this in awhile.  The past few weeks have been incredibly busy with school and lessons.  Our choral department had a choral festival and concert last week and another one coming up this week.  On top of that our director and his wife had their first baby... a boy (and he's adorable!!).  We also started rehearsals for our school musical.  We'll be doing "Footloose" in February.  This pretty much means that many of my evenings are gone from now until then. 

Even with being busy I am enjoying my job at the High School more and more.  Of course there are days when I'd rather stay home, but, for the most part, I love it.  The director and I have a good rapport with each other (despite the fact that I am a few decades older than he is) and that makes a world of difference. 
I wish things weren't quite so busy at home.  We long for days completely "off" but rarely have those.  I find myself counting the days until Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We're sure to have those days off.  Well, no... Christmas falls on a Sunday this year.  That means playing for worship services.  Well, maybe the next day?

So, this week I turn one year older.  I look back over the past *mumblemumble* years and can't believe how quickly the time has gone.  Sometimes I'm obsessed with planning out the future (as if I could) and other times I'm stuck in the past.  A challenge for me, especially with being so busy, is to live each day, each moment, fully here. 

Well, time for piano students to come.  But first, I need to get something prepared for supper. 
Bye bye, blog.  See you again in a few days/weeks?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

And - reset to  0.
Things were going along pretty well.  The whole forgiveness thing... feeling pretty good about it all, dealing with stuff, moving on and then there it was.  It was an already difficult day and I came across a photo.  Bam!  Messed me up... brought back painful memories.    There I was back at 0.  

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall weather
Home town Festival
Birthdays - mine, my brother's and my niece's
Two new babies born... a neighbor's and a co-worker's!
One Concert and  two Choral Festivals - in the next two weeks.
Counting the days until Thanksgiving, Joseph's return and Christmas.