Spooky! I taught today about the infamous Phineas Gage who, in 1848, survived a tamping iron being shot through his skull. His story is quite fascinating from a neuroscience perspective but is also a bit gruesome. It wasn’t until after I showed a video clip about Gage that a student pointed out that he had been injured on September 13 and that today is FRIDAY, September 13. I call that good planning on my part!
Speaking of spooky, Mason is getting excited about Halloween. He keeps asking when it is, because he wants lots of candy. He got his Meme’s sweet tooth, I’m afraid. We really have to encourage good eating choices with him.
As for costumes, Mason keeps telling me he wants to be a shark. Again. For the third straight year.
We had a much better ballet class this week! I found the Disney Pandora station and talked calmly to Miss Julia on the way up about good behavior. Of course, I also resorted to bribery. “Chick ah Lay” works wonders for that!
Praising Jesus for this miracle!
Yesterday, as I was waiting to hear about Sunshine’s doctor’s appointment, God put a wonderful memory on my heart. I was with Sunshine the morning I was saved. I went to Buford Grove with her and we were in “big church” when I felt the alter call. I was scared to go up front by myself, so she took my hand and led the way. I was nine. She stayed and prayed with me that morning as I accepted Jesus into my heart.
I have a lot of friends who are hurting right now. God must have sensed my sadness, because he sent my Daddy my way yesterday afternoon. We all love when he pops by, and the kids love his gifts. He bought Julia an etch-a-sketch and Mason the globe he has been asking for all summer.
Of course, he and Mason also played a mean game of baseball. He said Mason is one stubborn little boy!
One of my former students just pledged ADPi at University of Alabama. I am so proud of her and excited, too. Seeing her photos from Rush Week took me back to my own college days.
I pledged ADPi my sophomore year after I broke up with my boy friend of four years. I was going through a huge adjustment and was not really myself. I was active in our chapter at JU, even serving as Scholarship Chair, but I never gave it my all. Coupled with academic pressures, a heavy work and internship schedule, and a tight budget, I chose to de-pin my senior year.
Leaving the sorority was the best decision for me at the time; however, I regret not having a legacy for Miss Julia one day. I also regret not making more of an effort at maintaining relationships with my “diamond sisters” Karen and Kelly. Thank goodness for Facebook! I am happy to say we have reconnected.