Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I have started grad work this week. So far, so good. I really like the people I've met. I like my professor. He is teaching both of the classes that I am taking. In fact it is almost the same exact students in the 2 classes. We all go to one class, go out to eat together and then come back to the 2nd class. Almost all of us are new students. Several of us commute from Rochester. Three of us are carpooling together. I am definitely an older student...but luckily not alone. There is another girl my age. She's one of my carpooling buddies.
My professor is very entertaining to listen to. I'm glad because it would be a much loooonnnnggggerrrr day if he wasn't. University of Buffalo is very close to the Canadian border. My professor actually lives in Canada and just commutes every day to the USA where his job is. I think that's interesting.
Right now I am working on wrapping my brain around a whole new language of librarianship. There are a lot of unfamiliar words to learn and understand. I've been reading a lot and need to visit a variety of different libraries and talk to librarians. Then I need to write a 5 page paper on something. (to be determined)
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Today Jamie and I took Alicia with us to look for a new machine. Luckily, there is a store right around the corner from us. Gudrun, you will be pleased to know that we purchased a Bosch! (Bosch is manufactured in Germany)
They are delivering it on Monday. I can't wait!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Our crab-apple tree is past it's peak as far as blossoms. I took this picture last week. We are seeing more green on the trees and less pink, white, yellow and purple. The blossoms are beautiful...but I suppose it is necessary for the trees to lose those in order to bear fruit eventually.
Change is in the air. Not only on the trees, but in life. Tomorrow I will go to my orientation for classes at UB and on Tuesday, I will start my first graduate class towards my Master's in Library Science. It is exciting and a little scary.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
- It is a big responsibility.
- Sometimes it makes you feel like the world is on your shoulders.
- It can make you laugh.
- It can embarrass your kids.
- It can be exasperating.
- It brings joy.
- It can bring sorrow too.
- It gives you a good excuse to act like a kid.
- It can also force you to be an adult.
- It can bring you to your knees in prayer.
- Sometimes it can bring out a fierce protectiveness inside of you.
- It can also make you tired.
- It fills my heart with love.