Week 4 Summary: More Bullets! Keeping My Head Above Water!

Hey, y'all.  I cannot stop making water references.  I'm cracking up a little here, in the flood aftermath.

  • Flood Stink continues.  Move is scheduled for 10/7.  (That's right, a week from yesterday.  We're charging at a breakneck speed around here.)
  • Dave is rivaling Hercules for accomplishing monumental tasks.  He's cleaning the new apartment and this one, and generally making my life so much easier.
  • School is not making my life easier.  3 papers this week.  Not long ones, but... oy.
  • Still haven't shaken last week's cold/flu/icky bug.  This is not like my immune system, and very annoying.
  • Have I mentioned that the new place is pretty cute?  I'll give a little tour soon.
  • Our new address is shorter than our current one!   That makes me happy, because it's quicker to write on the upper corner of envelopes.
  • ALSO, Williams-Sonoma for the WIN!  (But you knew that, anyway, right?)  I ordered a new address plate for my embosser Sunday night, and it was here TUESDAY MORNING.  Those people are on TOP of things!
  • Church History:  shockingly, my favorite class of the semester.  I thought it would be my least favorite, but I love it.  I can't wait to have more semesters of this.  Also, it's addressing more of my denomination-search questions than anything else.  Did you know that we mix water and wine in the chalice as a symbol of (well, "symbol"... that's a whole other argument) our joining with the body of Christ?  And it's been that way since the 2nd century C.E.?  You probably did, but it was cool news to me.  (I love communion.  I miss communion.  Yes, I should be going to chapel, and haven't been regularly.  Also church.  The "shoulds" are about to devour me, folks.)
  • I'm reasonably sure I won the small formation group lottery.  Seriously.  Mine's awesome.
  • You know that old saw that the same kind of issue/person will keep popping up in your life until you figure out how to deal with it?  Annoying and true.
 You'll get more than just bullets at some point, I promise, but this month has just been way more about breadth than depth.  (I'll be glad when that changes.)

And, like Diane, I still miss my bloggy friends.  (Hey-- that reminds me-- I'm not ignoring comments, I'm just taking them too seriously to slap off a quick reply.  Soon.  I hope.)


  1. the word "should" makes everything more difficult, and sucks a lot of joy out of life. Still it's out there, serves a function.

    I hate people go to church because they think they "should", or don't, and have this "should" following them around.

  2. No shoulds!!! They are like the lady behind the net curtains commenting on the goings-on but never doing anything herself.

    Didn't we read some Church history book at the same time and we were both intrigued? (I know I was!) I love the symbolism of the Church, the "whys." I don't think everyone needs to believe in the symbols anymore, but I am deeply appreciative that they continue. Even our buildings have symbolism and meaning!

  3. Loved reading this - you sound so alive and engaged and on your way!

  4. Go Dave! maybe a week off from everything to lounge after the move is in order for the both of you. I am sure the flow of due assignments will come to an end


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins