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just got home from the theater and we had so much fun. i don't like the movie but being with the grand kids is always fun even when the need to be talked to.
their puppy dog eyes melt your heart. how can one resist that? they want to stay up till 10 so i am going to put in a movie for them and they usually fall asleep right away.
i love our days at the park, playing with blocks, coloring (each one of them have a book for when they grow up) playing in their little kitchen and playing with the trains. i wish i was young again, but i have to accept my life at this time and enjoy their childhood before i have to go back to school.
will still be watching them, but due to homework our play time will be cut down considerably. i feel like i am just babbling but i am so happy tonight. have a good night to all.

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Jme5
Jme5

i forgot the smiley face... 8^)
Anyse
Anyse

You are certainly NOT babbling at all. I get a really good sense of the joy of the day here. What is your selected course of study overall (used to be, \"what is your major?\")? Those were, for me, halcyon days. I love learning. I love the university atmosphere. However, toward the end of my attending university, it seemed that this energy was rapidly waning and giving in to \"commodity\" education: degrees achieved (no, \"gotten\") for their sheer worth with no respect for any academics that were needed to get there as they had all been \"watered\" down! Too many of my former profs quite teaching in the early 80\'s as the quality and academic level of new students suddenly plunged into nothingness. No longer could they teach beyond the \"basics\" without being understood. The students\' vocabulary was so small that no real \"ideas\" could any longer be phathomed in the Humanities. They wanted \"just the facts\" and the piece of paper at the end and did not want to stretch their minds or even to explore the wide world around them. MacDonald\'s was the gourmet restaurant. Rap was the symphony. Prints by Niemann at Mickey D\'s were now \"high art\"! One could no longer show \"Venus de Milo\"\'s naked body without a controversy about the \"obscenity\" such art. The gutter became the highest level of real \"thinking\" and everything else was swept away until the best academics in this country could no longer take it and left. Sad. No, I am not saying that you are like this. I just miss that old \"energy\" as I still have it and now, when I take a class with the same verve and determination, anything beyond \"the facts\" in the book at hand are all that matter and living and experience have no place among people who will not or refuse to think beyond their \"houses and their eyes.\"

I am sorry for this rant. I know that you care about your learning. I just miss it.

Good luck on your classes. I hope that the math \"introductory\" has helped you get a leg up on the rest of the class this semester.
Jme5
Jme5

thank you for your inspiration...my counselor at UVU is not like the one i had that moved away, Rachel would cheer me on when i was down and couldn\'t go on. i now have Carolyn and she is just there if you know what i mean. i miss Rachel so much. i am technically going into accounting but my heart is in art, mostly designing. i tried to go into it, but i am dyslexic and in drafting i would draw the assignments upside down. there is one other class that i am required to take and that is word, excel and power point which should be easy, but i lost the use of 2 fingers and my thumb on the left hand. we are still optimistic that the nerve will regenerate itself without going through more surgeries.