Friday, August 25, 2006

Process versus Outcome

Here is a new thought I have been trying to assimilate recently- my children enjoy doing things like painting more for the joy in the process rather than looking at it from the standpoint of where is the outcome, the finished product in this. At least at this stage of the growing up process.Jess is moving rapidly into the Outcome stage now as he is bound and determined to teach himself to not only write but write in a coherent fashion with real words. He seems to be slowly and surely achieving his goal. But the other two are so into the Process right now and really is not that really the essence of childhood-the process of growing up,becoming a person... Cant find the punctuation marks on this internet cafe computer!!!!!
On a really happy note,with the generous help of friends we are now moved into our beautiful new home with wonderful neighbors! And it should be a matter of days until we have high speed internet In The House! I am stunned.And we have a telephone,Real and Functioning in the house also! Very Good! Yes,I am abusing the Caps today. My sister arrived back in town after a few months long trip and came to help me out for a few days. So I am taking the chance to help Lee out at the cafe,which means going to work very early. I imagine I will get through my day with sheer force of will. Hasta Luego! Marcella

Friday, August 11, 2006

Interesting Day

Today has been interesting so far. You know, I think self-discipline is one of the most wonderful secrets for having success in this life. I always feel better about myself and the day. I think I´m finally learning....
We had a pass through guest here this morning(now that we live in the city we have guests at least once or twice a week if not more) who provided us with stimulating conversation over breakfast. Some people are so ready to jump in and do,try things,take risks they put me to shame at my own unambition tendencies(paraphrase for lazy). She was a thoughtful houseguest too,with books and Belgian chocolate for her hosts. We talked about Rudolph Steiner,good tea,sheep cheese,knitting as math,Japanese nightlights,where to sleep at the beach etc. I always think learning from those around you is so much more interesting and stimulating then studying something out of a book.
I got details down for our move into a Real House soon which I hope to go into more detail later.I even went to the supermarket and dragged home boxes to pack into.
Shopping was done,including a surprise for the small fry-a toy doctor kit that they have been wishing for,for ever so long.I will be interested in what kind of anatomy lessons will come out of that....
I even planned dinner well ahead of time. Well,TTFN, I have packing to do! Marcella