First off...thanks to all of you for your comments on my last post. It's nice to know that I have awesome friends (both real and cyber) who think there's something worth reading here. You all gave me some good things to think about and a lot of support.
You know...I started this blog because I just wanted to write more...sharpen the sword type of thing. I already had a family blog where I would post pictures of the kids, and tell all about our adventures, etc. so that our families would be able to see our kids grow up and know what they experienced. After a while...I felt that I wanted to do more writing and have a place for my own thoughts. So...that's what we got here. A place for my thoughts and let's just be honest...thoughts are random and all over the spectrum...and so is my blog. Wow...such a liberating thought.
Yesterday was a critical day for my husband. If you're new...here's the short story...he's working on his doctorate (DMA - Doctor of Musical Arts) in violin performance. He's working on a degree that most people try to finish in 3 years...but he's been working to get it done in 2. Toward the end of last year, they added an extra requirement for his degree - passing a foreign language proficiency exam. Here's the trouble...my husband doesn't speak a foreign language (unless you consider British English foreign - I think I could make a case on that one). It took 5 months before everyone finally got the story straight about what the requirement would entail. So...he's had a little less then 4 months to study a new language on his own and learn to translate a passage from a book about German Music History into beautiful, flowing, educated-sounding English. Yesterday was the test. I can't tell you how many prayers I have offered and how slowly the day passed yesterday (especially those 2 hours when he was taking the test). Now we can breathe a sigh of relief and wait until it's graded (could take up to 4 weeks).
I'm so excited for Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving! I love that my family will be coming to town to have Thanksgiving at my home. Hopefully it won't rain too much! :) But even if it does rain...it's going to be an awesome party!!!