Friday, April 13, 2012
Mmmm...today was a long day. I had the opening shift at the coffee shop on campus, and was "food-trapped" by 7:30 am! Ack!
Walking through the kitchen to pick up the morning pastries we sell, I saw a cookie sheet full of things I hadn't seen before. I asked the chef what they were, and he said, "try one." Before my brain could even register "No!" I had popped it in my mouth. Turns out it was a deep-fried brownie bite covered in frosting. So...that was my breakfast. It was really good, obviously, but I've been kind of annoyed at myself all day... Did much better the rest of the day, but definitely not enough veggies... Goal for tomorrow!
I also got my exercise in! It ended up being a gorgeous day outside, but me and my friends' class schedules are radically different on Thursday. I really wanted to play outside, so I grabbed my glove and a softball and bounced the ball off the side of the building for 25 mins. I even opened all the windows and sunroof in my car and stuck in a fun CD, and just enjoyed the day. It was fantastic, except that it really tore up the cover of my ball. :(
I was surprised to see how many people here on Spark were so immediately friendly and supportive. It's awesome to be surrounded by so many wonderful people!
One of the students on my campus is a single dad who is struggling with some pretty major health issues, and so he needs a lot of help with the kiddos. The school has been awesome about putting together a whole calendar of what's needed and when - meals, trips to the doctor, rides to school, etc. I signed up to take one of the kids to play practice tonight, which ended up running super-long, because it was actually the dress rehearsal. But it was a lot of fun - the play is The Wizard of Oz, and the kid was one of the Munchkins with a more prominent Munchkin Role. He did a great job, as did the entire cast. Also, it was fun just to do something different, to be with kids, and to be "good" at something besides school. I would have sat there all night with that kid - his life is so crazy right now! :(
But...all the homework I thought would get done sitting there at play practice didn't, since the lights were down and we were watching the whole thing. Glad I did it, but now to get to some "systematic theology."
♪ The wicked old witch at last is dead! ♫