Over the past day or so I’ve been taking a bunch of assessments. Perhaps this demonstrate how odd I am, but I love these things. It was probably about 20 years ago when I took my first Myers-Briggs and discovered that I am an INTJ. There was a lot about me that just started to make sense, in that framework.
We had decided in the spring to move from Ithaca to Trumansburg to get our kids in a different school district. Although it had been 2 plus years since the attack on our one daughter had taken place, it was clear she needed a new start in a new place.
One of the common questions we hear is "What does life in Ireland look like for us?" I thought I'd write out a brief preview of the week ahead for us, as well as a brief recap on the past weekend, and hopefully give you a glimpse. When I was on a missions trip to the Philippines in the early 1990's the US missionary there took a few of us out as he ran his errands for the day (such as acquiring fresh drinking water). While we were out he said, "We spend half our day just doing things we need to survive". Thankfully high quality water is piped right into our home here in Dublin, but I thought it'd be good to give you a picture of what a "week in the life," looks like.
Limbo. While I'm trying to help out with some house cleaning type stuff here at the Ithaca Vineyard...I won't really be taking on anymore projects. Even today a future Cornell student called about coming for a visit next week, and even that is beyond my tenure. Weird...sad... At the same time, we are excited about the next big step we have in front of us.
Over the 4 years Brenna has been @ Fall Creek, she has performed a number of songs. Over the past couple months she's taken it up a notch and has started writing songs! Below is he song she performed this morning for the last day of school (and yes, she wrote it all by herself!)