So school has been out for approximately 9 days, and since that time I have started working/training as a house manager at the local Theatre, begun taking summer classes this week, and will get back in the swing of things by working in summer school starting next Monday. The notion that I’m crazy enough to work approximately 50 hours a week and take 5 graduate credit hours this summer, plus start to plan our Sunday morning worship set at church makes me want to take a nap and not wake up until August like a summer Rip Van Winkle. I won’t stress over this prospect, but will instead seek to make the most of it – being thankful that I have two jobs to help me make it through the summer, and stay in the game on my course work so that I can graduate next May. Once late July rolls around I’ll have several weeks off before school/work resumes, so until then, I suck it up.
Over the past week I have:
– slept in several mornings (meaning past 7:00 a.m.)
– exercised after sleeping in (it balances out the sleeping in element)
– spent quality time with friends
– watched “New in Town” with my lovely P.K. girls
– rented “Australia” from RedBox (genius invention), which was much more dramatic that I expected. But it had Hugh Jackman in it. 🙂
– watched several episodes of season 1 of “Arrested Development” on Hulu (again, another genius innovation in TV watching technology)
– read a few Christian romancey books by Karen Kingsbury and discovered the author Kristin Billerbeck
– solidified plans with a few friends who are helping me plan our big 10 year high school reunion
– started a new Sunday School class, where we’re reading “Praying God’s Word” by Beth Moore. I think it’s going to be a good summer (maybe even life-changing…)
Tomorrow morning I head south to celebrate family togetherness during our 83rd annual Family Reunion. Summer just wouldn’t be the same without it!
Recent photo happenings in the world that is my own:
Saturday, May 30 – after a trip to the farmer’s market, where I purchased some fresh strawberries and rhubarb, I made, from scratch (crust and all), this lovely strawberry rhubarb pie. It was really good (even if I do say so myself).
Monday, June 1 – second to last day of school, in which the kids played games outside and were soaked by water blasted from a fire truck right before going home. It was a hot afternoon and the sound of kids squealing with delight really was a fun memory.
Tuesday, June 9 – my sweet and beautiful friend Katie! We sang together in choir a couple of years ago and I was so happy to have her put her feet under my table as we ate dinner together. She made some killer mocha cupcakes we ate for dessert, too. 🙂
And now to finish laundry, and hopefully sleep a dreamless sleep.