And we’re in business…

We started a scholarship fund, named for my mom. This is the first program of the foundation. It seems fitting. Education was something that my mom valued and pushed us towards. I remember the first thing she said to me after I graduated from UW in 2009. It was “There weren’t many women getting their doctorate in Nanotechnology. I think that’s what you should study for next” 😉 Before we even left the stadium, my mom was off onto my next degree.

Well, I am quite sure I won’t be going for that doctorate in nanotechnology. I do know however, that we can help others reach their goals in her name with a small scholarship fund. I’m excited! By US standards it would be two peanuts, not even a bag of peanuts but for students in other locations in the world, it can make a very real difference!

One more work day to go and then it is vacation time for two weeks. I think that after the workday tomorrow is done, everyone will be glad to see me go away 😉 I can’t really say I blame them! I am really looking forward to having some time to disconnect. I can’t completely disconnect because there are some things that will happen while I am on holiday that I will need to be involved in. However, for the most part, I will be free to be thinking about all kinds of things.

The banjolele is coming to the mountains. I’ll need to go and get a case before we fly. It seems that my brother, Dylan, won’t be joining the sibling week this year. He’s really wrapped up in his work and it has his total committment. On one hand, I’m glad that he has found his sense of purpose. On the other hand, I am sorry that we won’t see him since the point of this week together is to be with family. Right as I typed that sentence, George farted from his basket next to my desk. That’s the other side of family… Please secure your mask before helping others…


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