Hiya! Let’s see… What can I possibly share with you today. I can tell you all about our exciting weekend!
We ate, slept and went for a walk.
No, no. There was more stuff in between those things. I just have to remember them.
Oh! I do have something truly exciting! On Friday, Pastormac’s Ann taught me about iChat! That was really cool. I got to see her lovely face as we video chatted via the net! Of course it wasn’t until we had it all up that I remembered that we had gone swimming and I hadn’t done a thing with my hair since returning. But hey, at least I put on a decent set of pjs. That could have been truly embarrassing. So anyway, if you have a video camera on the top of your computer and you want to video conference sometime, I’d love to have some fun “meeting” you! The best part? No long distance phone bill! Woo hoo! Let me know and I’ll talk you through the motions. What I can’t remember, I’ll ask Ann and she’ll set us to rights.
On Saturday, I went to a baby shower for one of my (former coworkers) on Saturday. Can I tell you how long it’s been since I’ve been to one of those events where it’s all girls and we laugh and have a great time being goofy? They did two things that I thought were fantastic. I’ll share one of them now. (The other will be a WFMW tip this week, which is great because I’ve not had any tips to share at all!) We played a game where you paired up with another attendee, write the letters of the alphabet vertically on your paper and then come up with words that fit with babies or baby things. You have two to three minutes to complete it.
Leisa and I totally kicked tushy. We finished before the time was up. Totally rocked it, thank you very much. Since our prizes were baby things, we passed them on to Jill as she’ll be needed those booties and nail clippers soon.
That afternoon, I read Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I’d read Coraline, the children’s book by him that is totally AWESOME, but I’d not read any adult-type fiction. The man can totally tell a story is all I can say. He’s a fantastic developer, with a mind for unique characters and adventurous plots. Save one “adult” scenario which is pertinent to the story, I recommend the book whole heartedly. It was a fun fairy tale that was entirely worth my time.
Saturday night we tried to have a few friends over but they both dissed us for other “commitments”. As if a 10th anniversary dinner celebration is reason to say no to coming over to our house. (Thanks, Brian and Jenny. I hope your dinner was worth missing out on the likes of us. And happy 10th anniversary too.) Or as if spending time with out of town family is more important than playing games with us. (Thanks Todd and Jenni. I hope family time was worth missing out on the likes of us too. Sheesh. Some people have the oddest priorities, if you ask me.) :)
The Boy was asked to come over to a friend’s house and The Girl was going to a swimming birthday party, so we did what any other hot-blooded couple would do when they just discovered that they have the evening free. We went to Home Depot. Then we ate Mexican. Good times were had by all. (What?! Well, we had already had that time earlier in the day, so we had our evening really free for other marital things. Sheesh. I totally have my priorities right y’all.)
Sunday was go, go, go. The Girl starts life with the Youth Group, so we had lots of meetings and events to attend. The day passed rather quickly with all the details of medical forms, parent meetings, and a first teen life group that lasted most of the night. All I can say is that The Girl is in for some awesome times in her life! I loved all the Youth Group activities at church when I was growing up!
Hey! I just had a call from one of my phone interviews – a local university. I’ve been asked to come in for a face to face interview with the Dean under whom I would be working. Woo hoo! God is so very very good to me! (Even if I don’t get a job offer out of it, I’m still enjoying the whole process. Well, not all of it. The waiting part is driving me a bit batty, but really, it’s not that much more noticeable from the way I normally am…) I hope to hear from the one job that I REALLY am praying to get soon. It’s still much closer to home and has a company-family atmosphere. That really appeals to me. However, overall, I’d rather go where God wants to use me. We’ll see where God lands me.