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Today is November first, and as I write this, November first is only a few minutes old. Though the clock says November One, I am still working on October thirty first and the last death throws of Halloween. This has been a helluva day, and Stephanie and I are both spent. We had a Halloween party and carnival at the school today. It was a tremendous amount of work, but I think it was a great success. I’ll write more about that after I have had a day or so to process and reflect. At this point I am too jangled.

Today is also the first day of Nablopomo. I understand that those two or three of you who actually read this site on a regular basis (Hi Julius!) may or may not read other blogs or be up what other bloggers do or think. So here is a little bit about Nablopomo [I intendended to have a hyperlink here, but the technology is thwarting me, and I'm too tired to figure it out]. Simply put, Nablopomo is short for National Blog Posting Month. The objective is to post something new every day for a month on your personal webspace. It is my mission to participate in this event by posting here every day this month. Even Stephanie has been inspired to join me and has declared her intention to post something every day as well. However, when I asked her just now, she told me that she does not know which space she will be using to post every day, or if she is even going to tell anyone about it. I’ll let you know when I know.

A couple of things about posting every day: first, I am going to be busy with the demands of regular life, and if I am to generate something new every day what I generate may not have the benefit of time spent revising and polishing. We may be in for a month of first-draft-of-not-much-to-say land. Second, some of you know that I write in another space in addition to this one. I seriously doubt that I can post to both locations every day, and though my intention is to post here every day, I promise to post somewhere every day. You’ll just have to trust me on that.

Stephanie is beginning her travels to Chicago in about five hours from now. Her paternal grandmother is approaching the end of her life, and her family is gathering there in Chicago to be with her. Stephanie will be taking Tobias with her and leaving Jacob and Jamiee here in Circle with me. I’ll miss them. Jacob will be coming to school with me every day, which will be fun, but will certainly also be a challenge. There is never a good time, but Stephanie’s trip is coming at a particularly bad time right now. I need all of the help here at home and at work that I can get.

Stephanie is driving to Fairbanks in the morning with Gretchen, my partner teacher here in Circle. Steph has a couple of commitments in Fairbanks tomorrow before she flies to Seattle on Friday for an overnighter, and on to Chicago on Saturday. She has a long couple of days in front of her.

And I have a long couple of days behind me. I’ve stayed up way too late for too many nights in a row. Here’s to my first post of November. Cheers.

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 12:21AM by Registered CommenterBrian Rozell | Comments3 Comments

Reader Comments (3)

Yep, this is how I stay in touch with yall besides talking on the phone on a regular basis! In regards to blogs, I just don't see how you'd (or Steph) have the time to do DAILY blogs. But if you do, then it would benefit me as I will get even more connected to yall. BTW, I just finished 2nd Samuel in my quest to read the Bible front to back, per your invite earlier this summer plan!
November 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDad (JLR)
I also enjoy reading your blogs daily. It makes me feel so part of your life. Thanks for the updates

Love mom
November 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMom (Kathy)
Howdy Brian. Wish I were there to help out. Get some sleep. Much love now and always,
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMom (Lizabeth)

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