Sunday, September 26, 2010

One Busy Month! (More to follow...)

Well, September sure flew by!

School started August 30th, and I've been busy ever since.

Dani at 13,000 feet (and climbing)

Comparatively speaking, I'm still skating. Many of my co-workers have school age children, and their afternoon and evening schedules make mine look semi-retired.

Never-the-less, between extra union meetings, Board Meetings, and getting back into the swing of a "normal" work week, I have been neglecting this blog.

I've even neglected reading many blogs. But... hopefully... I'm back!

So what's new in my life?

The TV series Bones -- My wife and I have watched most of 4 or 5 seasons: dark humor and great character development surrounding a geeky police procedural.

Joel, enjoying BC's waterways

Changes on campus -- more stress on my co-workers: bigger classes, looming pay gouges instead of pay cuts, new computer programs (and glitches), and a new aide for me.

A great week-long visit from my youngest daughter.

And, I started a new credential program: Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC). It meets one Friday/Saturday a month for 14 months. Last weekend was the beginning. I'm lovin' it.

So that's the mini-update from 36,000 feet. I'm a zoom-out, zoom-in kind of guy... perhaps next post I'll zoom in on something from this big picture: the life of Don.

John and Jo -- enjoying each other
Joanna and an armload of twins

Joanna and her girls


  1. Glad you seem to be doing fine. Was a bit worried that the silence was due to political turmoil.

  2. Lovely! Back to school is always exciting...

  3. Happy to hear that everything is going so well Don. The pictures are all terrific :) Keep zooming around!!

  4. @Dennis: Thanks for the concern and comment. Political turmoil did add to the silence somewhat. I like to keep things positive... and that is sometimes difficult when negatives are falling like rain. Thank God for umbrellas! ;-)

    @Rae: Glad to read you're own back-to-school as a student is going well. I love your WTF Friday posts.

    @September: Glad you liked the pics. I scoured about to find a good representation. Love them kids and grandkids. It's fun when they're little like yours, and it's fun when they're "big" like mine. ;-)