I have not forgotten my blog. I have just been really preoccupied with some things like motherhood, school, and things pertaining to work.
Today I finally felt like I could breathe because I got some good news and came to a resolution about that decision that I had to make (thanks to my momâ€™s brilliant suggestion). Iâ€™m not officially allowed to make it public until tomorrow, but itâ€™s a good situation.
I am nearing the end of my grant application. Itâ€™s a huge process. I am optimistic about it. I know itâ€™s a competitive award, so I donâ€™t really know what my chances are. I am thinking that it is a good proposal, though.
One of my very dear friends is coming to town for a visit, and I am very excited to see this anonymous friend who likes to keep his or her life confidential and elusive.
Senya is over 3 months old as of September 19. Itâ€™s crazy how quickly time has gone. At the same time, though, she seems like sheâ€™s always been a part of our life. I am so glad that she is here and part of our family.
I am in the midst of a school project, and as part of it I interviewed two of the pastors of my church. It was really good to hear their perspectives on a number of issues; it made me thankful to be part of an organization that encourages individuality in the expression of oneâ€™s faith.
I head back to work on October 4th. Iâ€™m not dreading it as I once was. I am feeling good about this upcoming fiscal year. My friend at work who runs the 3 annual APA conferences told me that Collin can work at our Eastern Division meeting (with Senya in a front pack!). This is really cool because that means that Collin will get paid to be there with me, and Senya will always be close. Iâ€™m glad because itâ€™s right after Christmas, and I didnâ€™t want to have to be away from these two. I wish Zuri could come, too, but Iâ€™m not sure the APA would employ her.
Collin went to visit one of our former professors (who is one of our favorite people on the planet), and came home with a classic canvas tent. I am really excited about it because itâ€™s like the kind my family had when I was a kid. Itâ€™s way different than our two-person backpacking tent; itâ€™s like a house compared to that.
Iâ€™m back up to running a respectable distance each time I run. I am happy about this, and I have met my September goals. Now onto Octoberâ€™s goals…