My sister Alicia over at crumleydotorg tagged me. Kind of ironic that she said I needed to do this so that I was doing something other than work or sleep. Irony is that I took this picture with my cameraphone in my office. Ha! Well there I am. Now I'm going up the stairs to my "home." Life is kind of tricky when you live where you work. Not sure I would always recommend it. Good Friday to you all!
So rarely do I write specifically about my job on this blog. Mainly because I'm not really convinced it would be in good taste to do that mainly because I work with students and I really shouldn't share their stories here without their permission.
However today I make an exception, only because it's not really about any students in particular. Today I made the decision to cancel the Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Trip, I only had 3 students sign up and I needed 4-5 at the bare minimum. So the 3 folks who signed up for the Habitat trip will be going with me and joining the other trip to New York City. For Spring Break this year I'll be going to New York City to work with Part of the Solution. I am really looking forward to the trip for a variety of reasons, mainly because it's in NYC and I've been wanting to go back there every since I visited last year. I am a bit sad and disappointed that the Habitat trip isn't happening, but I'm thankful that I don't have to scramble for another alternative. I've never done and innercity service project before. It will certainly be an adventure!!
The last few weeks have been pretty crummy when it comes to my weight watchers. I continue to go, but today I really questioned whether I should get on the scale or not. I knew that surely today the food choices of the last few weeks would finally catch up with me AND I was wearing jeans (never a good clothing choice for the scale). And when the number clearly indicated weight gain I felt pretty bummed. However a friend I've been inviting for nearly a month now finally made it to join, so I stayed. After the meeting I decided that I needed to do two very important things...get new shoes (on my doctors orders) and finally do grocery shopping I've been putting off. Thankfully the New Balance store and Trader Joes are in the same plaza. Bought my shoes and got my yummy good eats at TJs. Now I need to eat a good dinner and then get up early enough to exercise tomorrow morning. It's all about choices. The older I get the more and more I recognize that so much of life, if not all of it has to do with the choices we make--big and small. So, here's to making good life giving choices!
This video is over a year old. I found it on a CD of pictures from my August 05 visit to Chattanooga. Fuller is laughing at Anderson (a little boy who I've know since he was an itty bitty baby, he just turned 9).
Tomorrow is the annual Columbus Marathon. I'll be participating in my own way. No worries I won't be running, maybe in a few years. I'll be passing out water at the 25 mile marker. Just so happens that point is at the corner by my church. So along with folks from my small group I'll be passing out water and cheering the runners along. So Fun!
We are having a cold spell here in Columbus and it is indeed cold. My weather widget says that it's 46 degrees. Normally I wouldn't really care that it's so cold except that I have no heat. You see I live in a high rise (7 story) residence hall that was build in the early 70s. The heat in this building is steam heat, currently it's still on AC. And maintence has no plans of turning it to heat because "warmer" weather is in the forecast. The last two years that I've lived here invitably what happens is that they switch to heat and then we have a warm up and it gets so HOT in the building. So I sit and wait for 5 days of consecutive cold weather so I can get some heat. Until then I'll be wearing layers and lots of socks. Thank goodness for my down comforter.
This is actually the photo I had wanted to post this morning. But I couldn't find it, after a bit more searching this afternoon I finally found it. I've always loved this picture of my dad. So cute. So Happy Birthday Again!
I bought these last week while in Chattanooga. I thought they'd be an interesting novelty to eat. Nope, they were gross. Tasted like dried ketchup has been dumped on the chips, ketchup shouldn't be eaten dried. But apparently my nephew Fullerlikes the way they taste. Funny.
Last night I ate out with my small group from church. Kirk Herbstreit, former OSU football player and current ESPN College Game Day anaylst was eating at a table behind us. He was there with his wife and 4 kids. My Buckeye knowledge increases.
This is a longer video of Fuller talking to his Grandpa Fred (my dad) on Fuller's 2nd video. When I say longer it's about 2minutes 30 seconds long. But in my very humble opinion it's worth the full amount of time. He's just too cute!
Last night Alicia, Fuller & I hung out with her old roommate from college Esther & her little boy Luke. At some point in the evening Fuller decided that it would be a good idea to pile everything that was on the livingroom floor on me. Then when I asked him to move the stuff he then put it on Alicia. What a curious kid!!
Tonight I went to Covenant's Build Campaign Kickoff Dinner at the Chattanoogan. It was a nice time, good to run into some old faces and good friends. When it was all over we sang the College Hymn--All for Jesus. It always moves me in such a special way. For my work in the CCO I do newsletters about every quater. I think for my next one I'll frame it around this Hymn. It's such an excellent summary and vision of the Christian walk.
All for Jesus! All for Jesus!
All my being's ransomed power;
All my thoughts and words and doings;
All my days and all my hours.
Let my hands perform His bidding;
Let my feet run in His ways;
Let mine eyes see Jesus only;
Let my lips speak forth His praise.
Worldlings prize their gems of beauty,
Cling to gilded toys of dust;
Boast of wealth and fame and pleasure -
Only Jesus will I trust.
Since mine eyes were fixed on Jesus,
I've lost sight of all beside,
So enchained my spirit's vision,
Looking at the crucified.
Oh what wonder! How amazing!
Jesus, glorious King of kings,
Deigns to call me His beloved,
Lets me rest beneath His wings.
Today Fuller celebrated his 2nd birthday! I got to spend most of the day with him. We spent the morning with Mandi & her little boy Kole. All four of us went to Cracker Barrell for lunch. Fuller ate a BIG bowl of Mac & Cheese. Then we visited Alicia at the Gold Building. Came home, took a nap, make bear cakes, watched some tv, opened presents, played with toys, fuller went to bed and now Alicia & I are watching Grey's Anatomy and blogging. What a day! Happy Birthday to the coolest nephew in Chattanooga!
Ethan and his family came over for dinner after church on Sunday when I was visiting Mom & Dad in Dayton. After dinner I remembered that I'd brought my camera bag with me. So I brought out my manual and Ethan took lots of photos, almost half a roll. I'll be sure to let you know how they turn out!
Today I had lunch at a Chinese Buffet with my good friend Tracy and her little girl Libby. They had these grilled scrimp that looked a little suspicious, but I couldn't resist trying to get Libby to eat one. When I brought it back to the table I asked her if she'd eat it and she promptly said no, that's gross. But she did agree to pose with it. Cute Libby Lu!