So, a few things have happened since the last post. A roundup:
–Went to Washington D.C. for the release of the final report of the National Commission on Adult Literacy (the group I’ve worked for the last two years). The event was in the U.S. Capitol building and a couple of Congressmen spoke about their intent to introduce legislation based on recommendations in the report. Good stuff.
–Went to a Washington Nationals game while I was in D.C. Cool stadium — you can see the Capitol and Washington Monument from the stands. They won in the bottom of the ninth on a walkoff hit. Fireworks exploded.
–Got new carpet in the house. Also good stuff.
–Started a new job. I’m now the Director of Grant Writing and Special Projects at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, where I went to school. My office has a big honkin’ window, so I’m excited about that.
–The Cleveland Indians, who have not played up to expectations this year, basically threw in the towel on the season by trading their ace, CC Sabathia, for prospects. It’s a good move because he would have been a free agent anyway and wanted more money than Cleveland could have given him, so at least this way we get some hope for the future. But it stinks for the rest of this season. Ah well, there’s always next year.
–Carter (3 1/2 years old) apparently learned the word “mysterious” at some point and then busted it out in context yesterday:
Carter: My juice box isn’t working. I can’t get any out. That’s mysterious. (with a sly grin)
Mommy and Daddy (cracking up): Where did you learn that word?
(Just think, if I work here for the next 15 years, he can put that good vocabulary to use on a college campus without paying tuition 🙂