November 5th, 2007

Fiona and me in the snow

presentations, weekend with Holly, The Magic Wok, and other things

It's raining outside, and what a blessing! This rain reminds me of how many blessings I actually have in my life. This isn't some pansy rainstorm either; if it lasts, it may actually be beneficial. The whole of the southeast seems to be parched, and any bit of rain will help us outin one heck of a big way.

We just got back from family home evening, a church activity that is reserved mostly for families to have time to be able to spend together and to learn spiritual things. Since I don't have a family here, and since many of the single people here do not, they have this activity for us as well. I always learn a lot, and seem to have been able to meet more people from this area ay this activity. My church does a reasonably good job of connecting young single people together in it's activities and outreach things. This is true if you actually go to the activities. If you don't go, or if no one has invited you to go, church can be a sadly foreign and inhospitable lace. It only takes one person to invite another, and also to make church be a more friendly landscape, and I think I need to do a better job at being friendly and inviting to new people, or people who haven't been back in a while. It also takes only one person to scare smeone off, and this is not a good thing either.

Continuing onward. I guess I'll talk about events in reverse chronological order. Why? Because I can. Cut for the friendly use of your friends page Lots of reading, but I think worth it, of course I'm biased..

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And so ends the really really long journal entry that I totally didn't think would be so long. I should have done the national novel writing contest. Goodness knows, I write enough in this journal, but I don't think I could keep on topic for 50000 words. Not much planned tomorrow, but I do have to get at least something done on my curent project that's going to become due soon. Oh yes, when my advisor was down, he told me that I should plan to defend my thesis in December so I can become a masters graduate then. I may even be able to defend over the phone which would be ultracool. Well, I guess I should look over this and see how many hundred million typos I made and then send it off. I'll be working on my next LJ Idol entry soon. I know what it will be about. It should be good, though the story comes from a dark part of my childhood so it might be a bit sad. I hope that I will be able to reflect on how much this particular event helped me, and I hope I can put all of this into words. Thought about writing about a childhood experience that wasn't really one that I could remember well, but this particular one was a life defining one, and it will be one that I must write about. More when it comes around. Ribs are much better by the way, there back to urting from time to time and grating against each other only half of the time. More annoying than painful. Holly wrapped my ribs up, and it seemed to pop them back together more quickly than usual. She's a gem. Again, more soon.
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