April 6, 2014

Just your regular weekend......

Oh, yeah!  The wisteria is blooming!

I have been wracking my brain for ideas for this week's post.  But, I didn't really decide on anything.  It turned out to be the same ol' this week at work and at home (well, with the exception of getting a good grade on my stats test, ha ha.....that was pretty awsome for me).  The semester is beginning to wind down, and if I remember correctly, I'll be done by the first week in May, so about 3 weeks to go!    I have decided to take the summer off ~ #1, I need a break  #2, UNM charges more for summer classes & it's already too expensive, #3, I need some time with the family, catch up on home improvement projects, and a few months with no homework or exams.  

This morning on Sunday Morning reported on a story about whether or not professional atheletes are "born" that way.  They began with a story about a guy who quit his job, and is planning to be the next top PGA player.  His goal?  To give 10,000 hours of practice to the sport.  The question ~ if you practice the sport you're interested in for the above mentioned time, will you be good enough to put you in the top tier of the sport?  Is it in your genes?  Your opportunities (parental involvement, encouragement)?  Or did you just love it enough to put in the effort to excel?  I found this story interesting, because I played in a racquetball tournament last weekend...lost the 3 games I played, although I came very close to winning in 2 of the matches.  So, this summer, I will be signing up for some lessons, and practicing a lot more!  

Parting shot....This guy actually survived having a chain saw embedded in his neck.  I posted this on our discussion page in my Forensic Anthropology class, since we are studying trauma this week.

Love, 365

2 comments:

  1. I love wisteria!

    The chainsaw pic was one I shared earlier this week with my hubby, he has had more than one close call. He tangled with a gas trimmer (sort of a baby chain saw) when I was pregnant with our daughter 21 years ago. He has one hell of a scar on his leg, missed the femoral artery by about a half inch. He was alone on the job site and in a rural area. He's more careful now.

    Hope your break refreshes you and gives you courage/strength/energy for the next bunch of classes. :)

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    1. Whew! I'm glad your husband survived the encounter! Sounds like it was too close.
      When I was married to husband #1, I used to help him cut firewood with a chainsaw. Every single moment I had it in my hands, I was terrified. Needless to say, I didn't help him with the cutting very often! Plus, it's an awful lot of work and the pay for a cord of wood isn't much. **He was extremely cautious. When I met him, a circular saw had come back over his foot, cutting off his big toe (which was successfully sown back on, which amazes me).

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