Just a little bit over one week left of August. At the end of next week, a new year of working with School of the Bible begins.
I don’t know offhand what the “official” first day of Fall is this year, though I’m sure it’s sometime in September, probably a few weeks from now. But for some reason, whenever the calendar clicks over to September, in my mind Fall has arrived.
Another week has flown by. They say the older you get, the faster time goes by, and I’m finding it really is true. Hoping to learn to make the most of the time I have.
Speaking of time flying by, I got an e-mail today as part of the START experiment, run by Jon Acuff (of Stuff Christians Like fame), noting that today marks the halfway point of this 24 day experiment. Halfway already? Really? When and how did that happen? It makes me want to reevaluate what I’ve done so far with it.
Yes, it’s true. I’m movin’ on up…to an apartment. Many would probably see this as no big deal. It’s an “efficiency” apartment, one room with kitchen and bathroom. But for me, it’s much more. You see, for the past few years I’ve lived in what I have come to refer to as the Cubbyhole-a very small room with tiny bathroom and a little counter for my cooking needs. While the commute was handy (about 10 seconds from my front door to the classroom I work in), the other downside was that it was across campus from the rest of the housing. Note, I am not saying this to complain. The Cubbyhole had its time, place, and purpose, and I learned to make do and live very simply.
I had a minor disaster earlier this week. A friend accidentally knocked a vase full of water onto my laptop. Sadly, aforementioned laptop could not be resurrected, and I am now on the hunt for a replacement. (any and all donations will be gladly accepted 😉 Only joking…kind of… 😉 )
I know that sometimes computers can be salvaged after water is spilled on them, so it was an “interesting” time for me, attempting different methods.
I apologize for the lack of updates over the past two weeks. The beginning of a new school is always a bit crazy, and thus, I have neglected my blog. Regular updates will resume next week. In the meantime…it’s Free Form Friday! And for your enjoyment, here is a video of the Paul Colman Trio (a great band) performing “Land Down Under” in Canberra. Good band, with a great sense of humor. Enjoy!
(In interest of full disclosure, I got this recipe from my friend Jessica. Having eaten it many times, I can assure you that it is, indeed, delicious.)
Eating healthy. Mom always said you should, and Mom knows best, right? But with the large amount of preservatives found in the simplest of foods these days, many think that it is a lost cause. Don’t be so quick to give up. Bread is one of the staples of the American diet, and here is a simple way to bake your own healthy alternative to the preservative-loaded white bread you’re eating now. It’s easier (and tastier) than you think.
My friend Dustin Tavella was on the t.v. show Sweet Home Alabama, as one of the “city guys”. While there, he made friends with several of the “country guys”, including one really cool cowboy named Bubba. Dustin is an extremely talented musician, and this video was the result of that friendship. Enjoy. 😉