Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday Morning Update

Monday* Morning Update - September 15, 2008

Where did the weekend go?

My crazy long weekend started on Thursday evening. I took Jenn to P.F. Chang's for her birthday, where the Chang's Spicy Chicken was most excellent! Then we stopped at Graeters in the mall for ice cream, wandered around Easton for a bit, made a stop in Target and headed back for the ranch.

By the time we got home it was well after midnight. Jenn baked cookies for college care packages, and I fished out some laundry and re-organized my backpack for the road trip. I think Jenn made it to bed around 1:15, and after getting all of my stuff together I ended up sitting up and reading until sometime after 2 AM.

Friday and Saturday were completely filled with a quick road trip to Wheaton College outside of Chicago. Marty typed up an excellent play-by-play post of the road trip here so if you want to know more I suggest scoping it out.

Getting back late on Saturday night made for a short night before a long day on Sunday at RVCC. I had the privelege of playing bass for Marty as he led worship at both services, which I thought went really well. Steve's message was an amazing start to what is sure to be a great series on the beatitudes.

On Sunday afternoon I stayed at RVCC for our Discover River Valley class, which is our version of a "new members" class... It is basically a crash course in RVCC history, and why we do things the way we do.

Youth on Sunday night was small group and we chatted and played a few games which was very uncomplicated, but a good time.

Where I am right now -

I obviously failed at getting this posted yesterday morning... When I started putting my thoughts down though, I was my desk, at the office... There was no electricity at work most of the day yesterday due to the high winds and storms of the weekend, so most of the day was spent in the dark with no AC and no coffee maker.

I am at work again now, taking a few minutes to finish this up before lunch.

This week at a glance -

Tonight Jenn and I are going to see the Lion King on broadway at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus. It should be fun.

We also have a home football game on Friday night, followed by a Fifth Quarter which we need to get plans nailed down for early this week.

Other than those two big ticket items I suspect this week will be fairly "normal".

Procrastination report -

I have notes from a meeting last Wednesday that I need to type up and get mailed out to our Youth team. I also have blogs to work on, and a lot of personal reading I would like to accomplish.

Book(s) I'm reading -

I started reading The Shack on Sunday afternoon last week and finished it on Thursday night after we got back from Jenn's birthday dinner. It is an incredible book, and I'm still not finished mulling it over. I am hoping to start Rob Bell's new book today if I can get my hands on it.

How I feel about the week ahead -

I have a lot of things to do, but this early in the week I haven't started to stress yet. I'm excited for The Lion King this evening, and looking forward to seeing how the rest of the week unfolds...

* by Monday, in this case, I obviously mean "Tuesday" or whenever I can get this thing posted...

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