"Make Peace with Progress"

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”

Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

The last several weeks have had a focus of patience and progress for me. I have not been feeling well… First, with a cold/flu thing and then with a muscle spasm. Because of this I have had to to be really patient with myself. I have had to force myself to slow down and take care of myself. In many ways I dislike having to do this, but I admit that it has been good for me to focus on being still and resting rather than constantly doing something.

Despite the slowness of pace I feel like I have been making progres in many ways. I have taken time to knit… which has been a lot of fun. I have also taken some time to think about my teaching. This have been good for me- I have been able to move forward mentally with my work. I feel like I am doing well, but I have been able to get my bearings and work on the things that I want to improve.

A quiet time overall though… the month of November is shaping up to be very quiet. Jon and I continue to adjust to our move- It does seem quite odd to me all the things that have changed in our lives in such a short period of time. We learn and we grow. Every day I make progress and I continue the journey learning as I go.

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Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder, treason and plot,
I see of no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.

Jon and I got to celebrate our first bonfire night with some lovely friends this weekend. Twas a wonderful evening comeplete with a wonderful cookout, pumkin pie,mulled wine, fireworks, and -of course- a bonfire. We had much fun.

Jon’s Bonfire Night Photos