Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I know I need to post

So, everyone is giving me a hard time about not posting. You see, I do have a reason. I just got back from my trip to London and have been overwhelmed with school work. I haven't posted anything about the trip, but for those of you interested, my sister Pam came with me and she has photos and the itenerary all listed conviently on her blog. You should check it out there. I have a link to the side, but it is pamandmatt@blogspot.com I think. It was a lot of fun and great to see mom. She is doing really well and looking forward to coming home.

We had a few birthdays this month. Lindsay turned 19, Maura 15 and me, well I guess I'll tell you all I am finally 41. When I asked Maura if she felt 15 she asked me if I felt 41. I don't think I do. I know I'm old, or so my kids say, but I guess I still feel young at heart, maybe 35. I look back and see all that I've done, and I guess I could have done more, but I think Russ and I have raised some pretty good kids and if that is all that I ever do in this life, I will be satisfied. Of course I am trying to improve myself. I love going to school and learning all I can. It has been really fun and I look forward to being a great teacher in a few years. It seems my life might be half over, but I still have so much to do and accomplish that I hope I can spend the next 40 years being even more productive than the last.

So to all of you. Thanks for your love and encouragement.
I hope all my sisters are happy now!


Alanna said...

YEAH for teaching! It brings me so much joy. Ya, it's stressful at times but so worth it when you get a genuine thanks from a student or a parent. Seeing the "lightbulb" go on when teaching a new concept is so rewarding! Good luck with your classes! What age level are you looking at teaching?

Matt and Pam Emerson said...

For anyone interested, it is pamandmatt.blogspot.com (you were so close :) I must say that I used to think 40 was old, but now that my siblings are reaching that milestone, 40 just isn't that old! I mean, you guys aren't ancient, or anything. And shoot, if you're 41, then I'm going to get there right around the corner, right?

I really did have a great time with you in London. In spite of the one incident, which we won't talk about, I think we got along really well and just did anything and everything we wanted to do. Thanks for being such a good sport and seeing everything with me. I know your feet were hurting, but you kept up, and I'm really glad we got to see so much in such a short time. I can't imagine a better way to spend Spring Break.

Thanks again for letting me tag along with you. I really had a lot of fun. Happy belated Birthday. Good luck with school work. I feel like I can never get ahead, so I've given up. I've decided to just take it one day at a time and hope for the best. It is working out so far.

Love you, Peggy!