Friday, December 31, 2010

Preface

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

If, in fact, New Year's Day is chapter one, then tonight is the preface. The space where we gather up our thoughts about what is to come, an opportunity to serve notice regarding my head about the year to come. #1, do not procrastinate. About anything.

Since June I've been working on an integrated teaching unit about New England's Women Writers. It's supposed to be a minimum of 60 pages with no fewer than 8 technology components integrated throughout. It's due today. And I'm not quite done, much to my chagrine. I started off with grandiose plans. I was originally going to have mini units for 15 authors, and had made good progress by mid-July when all of a sudden everything about my life changed and I've not done anything since then until this week. Sigh.

I've been in Maine for the past week. Before that, I was in Massachusetts for a week. It's been so good to be here with family! And even with the blizzard on Sunday-into-Monday, I've enjoyed every minute. Tomorrow I go back, back to the Valley of the Sun, back to work, back to the solitary life for another 5 months (solitary meaning without family, not friends). I go back, though, with renewed determination to do all the things I should be doing on a daily basis rather than sporadically. I know I can do it because I am claiming the assurance that "I can do all things through Christ."

4 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Happy new year, Rondi! You sound busy and determined. God's blessings to you in the year ahead as you work to achieve new goals.

LaTeaDah

Rondi said...

Thanks, LaDonna. I am looking forward to new experiences, new blessings. I wish for you the same!

Ruth said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year with God's peace and blessing. I would like to be travelling to some place warm about now!

Rondi said...

Thanks Ruth! Being in a "warm" climate after so many years with cold, snowy winters is a real adjustment. But I find that I'm not minding it so much!