I'm having fun getting ready the party for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. We decided to host it, thinking Daniel, Ed, and John would have to get it ready with me being in Bolivia. But things change and so now I get to spend time on this. I love it! Any excuse to get out and shop and plan! Actually it's hard to believe my parents are completing 60 years. They seem quite young to have been married that long. They are still very active and spend so much time being of help to others. I know I certainly appreciate the support they so willingly give our family. I guess for that reason I feel that planning this party (actually a little picnic) is so worthwhile. It's like trying to give back in some small way. I'm glad my parents have been there for me all these years sharing both the good and hard times. (I'm glad it is not a surprise party, becuase they are probably going to read this).
I hope one of you guys when you come home and help me post some articles on this blog. I read a great articile about U of M and affirmative action and the mushing of ethnicities that I wanted to post here, but not sure how. If I don't lose the article in the meantime I'll see if it can be posted. It's an editorial by a hispanic columnist that echoes what I believe our family would affirm.
I'm toying with doing some writing, but not sure I want to tackle the size of the project I have in mind. In other words, do I feel strongly enough about this to put the time into it? The National Writing Project, of which I am a member, is hosting a writing get away in the UP this fall. If I decide to go ahead with this I may just take off and let myself be inspired by the breathtaking fall hues that northern Michigan heralds. But then again, I may not get much writing done as I dreamily ponder the gorgeous colors and crisp autumn air.