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Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Update:

Hello Friends!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see what is up in Mayberry today.  The weather report is short and sweet:  we woke up to a trace of snow on the ground (again) and partly cloudy skies.

I don't have a Book Blurb Friday post for this week.  Lisa has put her blog on hiatus to spend more time with her family, due to her father-in-law's illness.  Please continue to lift their family up in your prayers.  Thank you so much.

Here are links to my most recent posts for this week, just in case the one that you wanted to check out is already buried:

[] The Letter "X" ~ "Xylina Exhibits Her Missing Tooth"

[] 2013 Forest River Wildcat ~ Pictures of our new 5th Wheel.

[] The Letter "W" ~ "William and Wendy's Trip to Wildwood Falls"

[] Sepia Saturday #123 ~ "May Day History and Celebration Ideas"

[] The Letter "V" ~ "Vex-Con and Billy the Exterminator"

We are going to pick up our new 5th wheel this morning, and take a class on how to operate the many do-dads.  It has certainly been a very exciting turn of events around our house the past couple of days! 

A month ago, I was checking into returning to school to get my Master in Education and finish up my dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher.  I received a lot of support from family and friends for my idea.  The program that I originally looked into was a two year program, with classes being held MFW evenings.  The idea of that just about strangled me, as well as the thought of the cost involved. 

Then I found a program at another school where you took online classes for one year and meet one Saturday per month in a town a few hours away.  That one seemed much more doable.  Not sure if I will move forward with the returning to school plan or not, but it is still an option for the future. 

On the day that I met with the adviser of the first school, I picked up a book that I had on hand about Kindergarten, and this card was tucked inside of it:

Helen is one of my school friends, and she must have given this card to me around ten years ago.  When I read it last month, I took it as a good omen about returning to school.  Now I'm thinking that it just could mean to enjoy spending time with my husband, traveling around visiting family and friends old, new and as yet unknown.  I kind of feel guilty though, as if that is all too easy.  Grateful, but guilty.  I'm sure that I will get over it, but it still puzzles me.  Could it be that it is okay that things are as good as they are?

When I first moved to Mayberry, I was a single mom with an 11-year-old boy, living in a 365 square foot cabin with a big dog and three cats.  I worked part-time cleaning houses and was going to school full-time.  All I am trying to say is that we never know how things are going to turn around and work out.  Never give up!  Work hard at whatever you are doing, try to keep growing and improving yourself, and then see what happens.  

If nothing else, your struggles will give you good insight and provide fodder for your writing.

Have a wonderful weekend,

~ Kathy M.

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.  Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:  that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.  A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no person could have dreamt would have come his or her way."      William H. Murray

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Little Nell said...

Unless you particularly believe in signs and omens, It could just be that a on old friend enjoyed meeting up with you and wanted to let you know how pleased she was that you had done so. On the other hand, if you place that card somewhere prominent where it keeps popping into your line of vision, I’m sure the answer will come to you.

Linda said...

You have exciting things all around you. I think traveling is much more exciting than school. Of course, teaching school would be last on my list. I'd rather clean houses.

Arkansas Patti said...

Can't wait to see the pictures of your first shake down trip in the new 5th wheel. You really are taking comfort with you.
Like Linda, at my stage of life, traveling would trump teaching but since you are much younger, do what makes you happiest.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thanks you guys ... I'm thinking that traveling and hanging out with Cary sounds like a blast and the other option sounds like a lot of hard work. Maybe it is an option and a dream that just won't be fulfilled after all.

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