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Today so far…

5:45 a.m. – woke up on my own, beating my iPod alarm by five minutes.

7:15 a.m. – finished editing my paper, so I shrank the margins a bit, sue me.

8:00 a.m.- finished styling my hair and, friends, it actually cooperated today, woohoo!

8:30 a.m. – electronically submitted my paper in four versions to my prof (a bit compulsive, but when you’re converting, better safe than sorry.)

8:40 a.m. – kev drove me to campus.

9:10 a.m.- class was supposed to start; we talked about taking bets as to how many people would actually show.

9:20 a.m. – class started, 12 out of 15 present, not bad, my classmates, not bad. (most looked like death warmed over (I’m sure that I did too- save for my pretty hair.)

11:00 a.m. – made lunch plans

11:10 a.m. – blogged on the baby blog

11:30 a.m. – checked in with my monday prof who doesn’t reply to e-mails, apparently.

11:50 a.m. – checked in with the administrative assistant for the graduate department of religion to make sure I had dates and processes right.

12:10 p.m. – presided at Friday eucharist.

12:40 p.m. – chatted with a Roman Catholic study about all manner of things

1:00 p.m. – met up with two colleagues.

1:20 p.m. – arrived at the Pancake Pantry… mmm….

2:00 p.m. – or maybe earlier, ate buckwheat pancakes with honey… mmm….

2:45 p.m. – dropped friend off on campus

2:50 p.m. – decided to try to get home via another way, got a bit lost…

3:30 p.m.- got home

3:45 p.m. – started to blog

3:49 p.m. – finishing blogging, ready to nap, ah…

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A Good Get-Away

We didn’t see much color in the trees, but we saw some gorgeous skies, two lovely sunsets and stars, oh my… we miss seeing stars like that all the time.

It was a good get-away- just right in fact. A day of rest and a day of work. And a productive day of work at that. Something about being in a still, calm, beautiful place brought me the inspiration and focus I needed. I got my three theses for my Bonhoeffer seminar written and took notes about the rationale with which I’ll defend them. And I read all of the background material I had with me for my Friday paper.

I downloaded several albums on Saturday with an iTunes gift card Kev gave me for my birthday, one of which was a c.d. of Bach cello sonatas as played by Yo Yo Ma. I listened to that softly as I sat on a screen porch and read this afternoon. Yo Yo Ma was accompanied by crickets, birds, and breezes. Ah… I need to study this way more often.

The world looks different tonight than it did Friday night. And I thank God for that.

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