Monday, October 20, 2008

Day #7363 - A Change in the Air

The weather here finally feels like fall. Especially in the past week, it's been all over the place ranging from the 40s to the 80s. Today was nice because it was in the mid to low 60s - threw on a long sleeve shirt and a baseball hat with my jeans and I was good to go. One thing that I kind of hate is that there's not time in my schedule right now for me to sit out and enjoy it. I would love nothing more than to just sit out on the quad with a book and my ipod and read in the afternoon. Unfortunately, the soonest I could do that is Wednesday afternoon and even then, not for very long due to meetings and whatnot. But when I finally get to, it'll be sweet.

In life outside of the classroom, things are okay. There are things especially in the social realm that I wish I had more control over, but since I don't, I'm just accepting it and counting my blessings. As the saying goes, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to accept the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." But I'm confident that things will eventually turn around - it's just got to be a matter of time, right? In the meantime, duty to my homework calls...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Day #7351 - I Now Pronounce this Season, Autumn!

Today has been one of those days that I have been waiting for since the weather started to cool off. The air has been crisp and clear, the days are cloudless, the nights have a breeze that, frankly, is freezing. It's even been October for over a week already, yet I have not truly felt like it was Fall yet. And then today, it finally happened.

The leaves turned! It's one of those things that you can just sense Nature is just taking her time with. Any time soon, the trees would finally surrender. Baseball season is over (at least for any Chicago fans), football weather is upon us, and the Greek system is in the middle of barndance shennanigans. Everything has been leading up to this moment, suggesting that the time has come. I love seeing the green quad covered in the yellow and maroon leaves, everyone dressed in hoodies and jeans. It's a good feeling indeed.

In other news, life is keeping me busy (but mostly in a good way). My current cause of some frustration is my CI 335 class aka Education Technology. Long story short, technology hates me when I actually NEED to use it and right now, I'm not such a huge fan of it either. But I'm trying and the instructors were really understanding at class tonight when I explained to them why I had nothing done. I keep reminding myself that things could be worse and that in the grand scheme of things, I'm really doing okay. So good deal.

Side note that I meant to write about a couple days ago: I love it/get freaked out slightly when the music I might be listening to perfectly fits the situation at hand or the mood I'm in. It's like for however brief a moment in time, my ife has it's own soundtrack :o)