Last week we went to Kindergarten orientation for our oldest.  What an eye-opener regarding how fast they’re growing.  She’s very excited, and so am I for her.  Lots of fun things to look forward to this year.  Her school teaches history, counting change, math and reading all at K level.  This is a lot more exciting than the cut and pasting I remember doing in K.  Kids are too advanced to start so slow now that they’ve been raised on computers, smart phones, ipads and computer-like toys from birth till the first day of school.  First week of September, her new adventure begins…

And I start school next week.  I feel really excited to be so near to the completion of my degree.  But I’m a little surprised it’s come up so fast too.  So many things I planned to have done between the end of summer class and now… but there’s never time for everything I plan..  I need to learn to be a little less ambitious and a little more on task.  It’s not fair that there are so many interesting things to work on… Just really getting into Python now and using it with Google App Engine is great.  Really would like to get more into Django… seems pretty popular right now too.  Was looking at some Microsoft programming related to a project I thought I was going to help with at work… (I’m a materials R&D engineer now but am trying to get some experience from our SE group, which is not as easy as you’d think.  They’re busy and don’t have time for my newbie presence right now.)  I have high aspirations and no time for robot projects.. 😦  But it’s not all bad news… this is my last semester, so for better or worse I’ll have a big celebration and more time both coming up real soon.. hello Christmas! 

If you were kind enough to check out my appspot blog, you’ll notice that I do not have any control in place for who can create an account and post entries.  It crossed my mind but I didn’t think anyone would be interested in trying it out… At least there were no explicit posts… that I saw anyway.  Thanks for that.  To be fixed soon.  🙂