Saturday, April 03, 2010
This blog is a shameless effort just to get 3 more Spark points before the day is over. I have less than 100 to go before I reach 40,000 and a new trophy. I'd really like that to happen tomorrow, on Resurrection Sunday! I really hope Sandy makes her goal of 50,000, too. She'll probably beat me, though because her day in Oz starts quit a bit earlier. Yay, us!
Thanks to everyone who responded to my last blog about having fun. I'm fine, I know I'm not a failure (see my signature line on my message board posts!) but have been rather down lately. Some people mentioned things - like book-store browsing and RL conversations with a good friend - that reminded me to make time to do those things soon. In fact, I got on the phone and arranged to have breakfast in the city with a friend on Easter Monday morning. We are both busy and don't get to see each other too often.
I agree, too, with the people who were on the other end of the planned vs. spontaneous spectrum. We can really be surprised by fun if we just allow it to happen. Other people might not recognize what were doing as fun (I love to do library research, for example!) but that doesn't mean it's not real fun.
It wasn't just the ideas, it was the thought and time you put into responding. I am blessed with some wonderful Spark friends. Have some fun this holiday weekend!
...and blessings on this day of days - He is risen indeed!
Sunday, March 07, 2010
I've been back from Florida for a couple of weeks, but dove into an 8-day intensive course in missions history only two days after I got back. Can you say jet lag? It was actually very good for me to be almost forced to adapt to the time zone right away. And as I posted on my status, I did not fall asleep in class. It was a very good course, but an awful lot of material to cram into 8 days. I gave a short presentation (in German) about Amy Carmichael and that kept me busy when I wasn't actually in class.
Now that the lecture part of the course is finished, I'm feeling the need for a rest. I have four weeks to complete the rest of the reading, and do the written assignments and turn them in, but have been taking it easy the past couple of days. Monday always comes soon enough, doesn't it!? It will be a full day at the language school. Tuesday I'll be back to hitting the books.
This Monday will also be my first weigh-in for the month - I don't think I'm going to be too happy with what the scale has to say. I've been back on track for a couple of days, and always keep up with exercise so it shouldn't be toooo bad. During my trip to the States and in the evenings after the lectures, I did some extreme snacking and I feel it. Daily exercise was non-strenuous for long stretches because of another cold bug. I can't wait to get back to running, especially outdoors if it ever warms up! We had a blizzard here Saturday and still have several inches of snow on the ground. I was really glad I didn't have to drive anywhere yesterday:
There's more to say about my trip, my goals, what the Lord has been doing in my life, and about some decisions I've made. Will share more as the week progresses!
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