Okay, do you hear it? How quiet it is? If not for the splashing of the toad waterfall, I think I'd feel like I was in a vacuum. Glad we got that toad waterfall.
Chaco and Wolfgang are, as far as I know, all settled into their dorms. There are still a few remnants of their stuff at the house that they will eventually retrieve, but compared to last week's clutterfest, I'm happy. The semester began yesterday, and I think we were all ready to get going.
I spent Sunday visiting my parents again, so Monday I was still kind of getting caught up. But I started my classes and, so far, I LOVE them! I know, it's only been one day, but I think by this time last year I was already having doubts about that other program which shall not be mentioned.
I only have two classes since the master's program is designed for people who currently work full-time. In fact, it's recommended to just take one class per semester, but I told them I worked part-time, so the advisor told me to go for two if I wanted. I wanted. They're both lovely.
So, we're off and running and everything is awesome. We watched The Lego Movie over the weekend, and I canNOT get that song out of my head! But, I suppose it's appropriate, at least.
Speaking of off and running, I'm doing the American Discovery Trail Marathon on Labor Day Monday. Well, not exactly... I'm DOING the marathon as in, I'm working the mile-17 aid station. Just a bit different than actually running the thing!
The running organization I joined earlier this year organizes this popular event, which requires plenty of volunteers. I haven't done any volunteering yet, although I've reaped membership benefits. Time to give back. My post is also a relay-exchange point, so it should be fun duty. Hopefully the weather will be good.
I know we officially have a few more weeks of summer, but for me, summer unofficially ends on Labor Day weekend. It was a nice summer, and fall isn't looking too shabby.