Wednesday, August 26, 2009

This day in History

1498 – Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.
1789 – Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen approved by National Assembly at Palace of Versailles.
1858 – First news dispatch by telegraph.
1920 – The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
1961 – I was born.

It’s too early to know the effect on some of these events on the history of the world. ..

Too busy today trying to finish my class. I’ve got to finish a long paper, take a final, and complete some assignments this week.

But I am so grateful for so many things:

My remarkable daughter, who had a horrible morning today. I think the reality of schlepping off to school everyday finally hit her, poor kid.

The fact that I am four days away from finishing my Bachelor’s degree. I’ve been wanting this and working on this for far too long. Yay me.

That I am home now in Colorado, living in such a beautiful, healthy, peaceful environment. We walked in the greenbelt last evening and I just drank it in.

Where I am in my life now: I am healthy, I am whole, I am happy with myself and what I’m doing. In the words of the old song lyric – “I ain’t hiding from nobody, nobody’s hiding from me.” Things are good.


  1. Also. I was born this day - 1968.

    Happy birthday to us!! Congratulations on your BA! I FINALLY finished mine in '05, after going to school part time for 10 (yes count them) years! There's nothing quite like getting that damn piece of paper!! But you did it!!

    Glad you're happy... and home. It is an amazing time to be alive, no?

  2. Happy Birthday, MtnMama! I'm glad to hear that you'd in such a good spot, now. Poor M, though, as she has a long row to hoe. :-)

  3. Happy Birthday! I'm so happy to read this post. Congratulations on ALL of it! You got it goin' ON, girlfriend!!


  4. TBB: Thanks! The 40s have been the best, so far! And I will be soooo happy to be finished with school!

    Frank: Thanks! I'll try to counterbalance her crummy morning with chocolate cake tonight!

    Bev: Thanks! You always put a smile on my face!

  5. Hooray! I'm so happy that things are going so well for you! 48 is going to be an excellent year!

    Happy Birthday, J!

  6. SM: Thanks! I am looking forward to it!

    I really appreciate everyone's well wishes, especially while I am slogging through my assignments. It has helped keep me going!

  7. I can't belive I missed your birthday post! I am a horrible follower and hope you can forgive me! :)

    Happy Belated Birthday!