Friday, April 20, 2012
The Road Ahead: General Update
But, I do know that the next few months are going to be a good deal about packing and cleaning and looking at houses and saying goodbye. And saying hello.
OK, so what else is going on? Lots of running. I am keeping up with my New Years Resolution so far, and I am on track to run 366 miles this year. I am hoping to get my long run distance up to 5 miles in the next month or so. I am reading lots. For fun, I have A Game of Thrones--it was a bit off-putting at first, but now I am loving it--a review will surely follow. I am also reading Academically Adrift, which is a scholarly report on the status of undergraduates. It is informational, if not the most riveting reading. There is about a month of the semester left, so a lot of my time is spent reading things for class, grading papers, and planning lessons. I think I can make it a few more weeks! Honestly, this is a wonderful job. We will be seeing the family soon, and, oh also, planning a trip to Disney this summer! We weren't too sure when my mom first proposed the trip, but now I am getting increasingly excited. We went once before when I was 10, but Jordan has never been.
The pictures in this post are from the Bog Garden in Greensboro. There's a funny story there. About planning this trip during spring break, getting up early to get good light, arriving, taking approximately 5 pictures before my batteries died. Realizing that the two sets of backup batteries were also dead. Driving to Harris Teeter to buy more batteries, driving back to the park, then realizing I had bought the wrong size batteries. Banging head on steering wheel. Eventually I just gave up and did my exploring without the camera. The Bog Garden and Bicentennial Park are beautiful, and I also enjoyed Guilford Courthouse Military Park where an important battle of the Revolutionary War took place.
So, that's a bit of a rambly update, but that's what's going on!