Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Survey says?!"

Yeah, so I borrowed that line from the late Richard Dawson. And I know I haven't posted anything in a long time. Like, a really, really long time. But, man, I've been Busy.

As this is the first of September and all, and my world thus far in life has always been about new classrooms and new pencils this time of year, I thought I'd post about the changes Summer 2010 hath brought.

Summer programming at work: We did a take-off on Top Chef and Iron Chef, with the kids cooking tons of food, and competing against each other in weekly food challenges. We ended the program with a special reward trip to Mackinac Island, complete with lunch at The Grand Hotel . Schwanky. Yes, I have the theme chosen for next summer already; no, I won't tell you what it is; your only hint is that it is both a book and a movie. Hmmm...

Daughter #1 has packed up and moved out to be a co-ed cutie on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison , and yes, I was already told that I was NOT allowed to purchase and/or wear the shirt that says "Good Girl Gone Badger."

Daughter #2 is starting 9th grade this fall, and I think she's going to do just fine. There was a time when I felt she was in need of more attention and stronger guidance from me, due to her less-gregarious nature (read: she's her father's daughter), however, I have since learned that just because she's quiet around the house, doesn't mean she's necessarily quiet elsewhere. Also, she has a dirty mouth. I don't know WHERE that comes from!

Graduate school is moving along, with three classes down (well, almost three) and only 7 or 8 more to go. My current class is a bit off-putting, as the instructor is presenting each week to about two dozen online students (like me), PLUS a room full of live students on campus. The format is less than ideal, to say the least, and I for one feel like I'm getting the short end of the stick. I can't wait 'til evaluation time.

So on to the title of this post, right? I'm posting a question, and hoping to get some responses.
Q: When you have had a difficult decision to make in your life- no matter the decision, no matter your age or life situation, no matter any of those variables- what was the impetus for finally doing what you've been trying to make a decision about?

Did that make any sense? Hope so. Have a great week, friends.