It’s Day 50, not sure how I got here so fast, but I am here.
“I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.” – Susan Branch
I am back in school in 19 days, I am under 20 days to a regular schedule, a regular waking time and probably a much earlier going to bedtime, too.
Up here at the lake the sunsets much later in the day than at home. We are almost 3 degrees further north and our position relative to the time zone line has a significant impact. Here at the lake, we are in the far western part of the US Eastern Time Zone, it is GMT – 4; and at home we are in the far eastern part of the US Central Time Zone where we are GMT – 5. The east west difference is a little more than 3 degrees longitude.
Today’s sunset will be at 9:08 PM or 21:08 EDT at 298˚ NW by the lake. And, at home it will be 8:14 PM or 20:14 CDT or 296˚ NW. That is a difference of six minutes, adjusting for the time zone change.
Yes, I am aware I went ‘sciencey’ there, but with nineteen days before school begins, I need to start thinking about teaching and making things interesting and relevant for 11–12-year-old. Full disclosure is that I had a science ZOOM call yesterday and we discussed teaching science for almost a full hour.
When I look back at last week’s Instagram posts, I see a lot of science in my posts.
The photo above is a third of my summer offices… on the deck under the umbrella. I can see the across the lake and the lakeshore as well as the bird feeders. I can hear the blue jays calling for me to go back inside, but the hummingbirds and chickadees – a new visitor – don’t seem to mind.
I am reminded of yesterday’s daily journal quote,
“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” – Brené Brown
Day 50, like Days 1 to 49, is going to be an amazing day I know it and I can feel it. The sun is shining; the birds are singing and today is gonna be a great day. I can’t plan on tomorrow being a million and six times better, so, I’d better jump up, jump in, and seize the day. Making the days Count one day at a time, one day after another.
Do you ever have ‘sciencey’ moments? What was it?