Someone gave me this camera this week. Now my challenge is to try and figure out how to use it. I wish Fuller lived closer because he's my favorite person to photograph. Maybe by Easter I'll know how to use it and I'll be able to take some fun photos. I'll keep you posted.
Donald Miller is speaking at Cedarville University tonight. Mom & Dad are going and I really wish I were too. I thought long and hard about it but I am too tired to drive an hour by myself and I would have had to cancel my Bible Study. I tried to get some students to go, but no one was interested. Oh well.
I'm still exhausted from the Habitat trip last week. I wish Easter break were sooner. Hopefully the next 3 weeks will go by quickly!
Spring Break was a success. 15 folks, from ODU (including me) went to Lynchburg, VA to volunteer with the Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity. We worked on a variety of projects...roofing, landscaping, framing, laying a foundation, and clearing a few lots of junk and refuse. A good time was had by all. We had fantastic weather, even on the 2 days where there was a wind advisory. I have to say my favorite project was roofing. I'll post a few pictures some time soon.
Winter storm warning. 4-6 inches of snow expected today.
"Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself."
too much dijon mustard can be a bad thing. It certainly tastes good, but in large quantities it can make your eyes and nose run.
Today is Sunday. And you might ask why is a church going woman blogging at 10:39am on a Sunday morning? Well, I am blessed to attend a church that meets at 6 o'clock in the evenings on Sunday. And might I add that while not the primary reason I attend Grace Central it is certainly an added bonus.
So what goes on in a single person's house on a Sunday morning. Right now I've got 3 loads of laundry going in the laundry room, eggs boiling on the stove and a book waiting to be read. And maybe I'll wander across the street later on to watch a little Lacrosse. That is off course if it isn't too cold.
Lent began this past Wednesday. It is interesting to observe Lent in a Presbyterian Reformed world. It's not necessarily a common practice. However I appreciate the season of lent for a variety of reasons. Primarily I am grateful for a reminder that in 40 days (+Sundays) that Easter is coming.
Once again I am observing Lent by giving up watching television alone in my apartment. I did this last year and while I learned a great deal from the experience, I think that once again this year that it would be a benefical fast for me.
Notice that I'm not giving up TV all together. As long as I'm watching TV with other folks it's "ok". I have found that ever since I began living alone that I watch more TV that I have when I live with other folks. So for the next weeks I take the opportunity to experience more silence, to read more, to listen to more music and do the things that I really enjoy far more than simply watching TV.
The eggs are done. Time to make some lunch.
We all had so much fun! We split the group in 2. One worked on the cookie pizza and the other group worked on the pretzels. I think overall the pretzels were more fun to make but the kids liked eating the cookie pizza more. I had a hard time getting the boys who were responsible for applying the salt to realize that the whole thing didn't need to be coated in salt. Most of the pretzels ended up being a little salty for the kids. I though they tasted great, especially with a little mustard.
Last night I thought I had made my mind up about baking bread with the kids. Well, after talking with my mom this morning I've decided that because bread is so labor intensive that only 1 or 2 kids would be able to help at any given time.
Thank goodness for homeschooling websites. I found a great recipe for pretzels. Again it's a bread based recipe, but each kid will be able to make their own pretzel. And I thought to top it off some of the other kids could make a pizza cookie.
I'll let you know how it goes! Off to Aldi to buy the ingredients.
What's happening tonight...
Dinner in the Cafeteria with some fun ladies from my building.
Brownies in the oven. Brownies to go to the movie down the hall. I think Rent is what we are watching. Which is great because I have yet to see it. Finally I get to see what all the hype is about.
Tomorrow I'm taking 4 students to a local children's home. We are going to teach them how to bake bread. Should be interesting. I wish I could take pictures, but because of their situations we aren't allowed to photograph them. Which is a bummer because they are so dang cute and I bet making bread with them will be a blast. I'm supposing that none of them have ever done it before. I'll let you know how it goes.
Well I need to get my comfy clothes on for a night of movie watching!
well, to say the least it's been busy. last weekend i was in pittsburgh at a confernece with students. it was wonderful. but now all of the sudden it's friday and i'm not exactly sure where the week has gone. it's a confusing feeling of sorts. and now i'm in the midst of preparing for the big spring break trip. we leave on the 13th for 7 days in lynchburgh, va. me and 21 other folks. should be an adventure.