I was told today by a friend that I need to stop apologizing for not blogging as often as I used to. She told me I use the same excuse every time. So, no apologies, just a new blog!
Well, the semester is 3/4 the way through, and we only have a few weeks of class left. I can't believe it! This is supposed to be the "hardest" and "most time-consuming" semester of my rabbinical school career. And, it's almost over. Now, I am NOT for a second arguing with the above statement. This has been and continues to be an incredibly time consuming and all encompassing semester - from schoolwork to congregational work to being an aba and a husband, etc. But, it is almost over. And, I have SOOOOOOOO much more to do before it is: 2 major papers, 1 major project, 1 "midterm," 1 "endterm," 1 Oral Talmud Exam, 1 "Mid-year" exam, an audio podcast, and everything else that goes with being a rabbinical student, an aba and a husband!
Of course, I am not complaining. I am incredibly thankful to be able to pursue my life's goals. It is just a lot to do, and not a lot of time. But, as Batya keeps telling me, I will find a way to get it all done. Somehow, someway - of course with some help from God. I mean, let's face it...none of this would be possible or even necessary if it wasn't for God.
What is really amazing is that it is November 10, and it is 65 degrees outside. I am pretty sure that by this time last year, it had already snowed. Now, don't get me wrong, Batya and I HATE Winter, so we are not complaining. But, we are a bit worried that we are going to get blitzed by snow in the coming months. Oh well, we'll take it one day at a time and deal with is as it comes!
Batya and Carlie are doing great! Carlie loves her new school, Rockwern Academy. Batya loves her job - although she'd be happy just about anywhere. It is wonderful being married to such an easygoing person. But, she LOVES her job. She loves the Museum, and it doesn't hurt that she has a great relationship with her boss. Oh, speaking of bosses - Batya started teaching Carlie's Preschool Religious School class at the synagogue we belong too. She's learning a lot, and her kids seem to love her...but then, who doesn't?
That's all for now. I am still thoroughly loving and enjoying my time at Beth Shalom in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida! What a wonderful congregation!