Highlight(s) of the week: (1) Thanksgiving! A time for giving thanks. It was nice spending time with Amanda, who had off from work for a few days. Giselle kept us laughing the whole time. (2) We had our first family pictures taken at Sears. Giselle had a cute holiday outfit from Gap. She’s so stylish. (3) We lit the first Advent candle yesterday, and we started out fast from meat until Christmas day. It’s been one day. I smelled bacon earlier, and I really wanted it; but we are trying to use our distractions from the fast to point us back to remembering Christ’s first and second appearings.
- Podcasts: didn’t really listen to anything notable this past week
- Really enjoying “Best of You Tube” videocast. Most recently one I enjoyed was called “Wingsuit base jumping” (below).
- Music: Christmas music. mewithoutyou’s Brother, Sister.
What I’ve been vegetating in front of: (1) It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 3. (2) We’re in full Christmas-mode at our house – Christmas movies such as How The Grinch Stole Christmas (both the original and Jim Carey one), Christmas Vacation, and The Santa Clause
iPhone app I’m happy about: (1) Snaptell, which allows you to take a picture of a DVD, book, or CD, and it provides info on it such as price and where to buy, reviews, etc. Pretty cool.
Something(s) that blew my mind: (1) What Eagles was that on Thanksgiving?! (2) Apparently, my childhood Sunday school teachers told me different authors and dates for some of the wisdom books of the Bible (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs) than what is widely accepted. Maybe I should teach my Sunday school teachers a thing or two? (3) Boca burgers aren’t that bad, especially when they are well-done and have Bar-b-q sauce on them.
Job update: still not much progress. It was Thanksgiving so I was just trying to enjoy family.
Seminary update: had off of class last week. Reading, reading, reading. I am going to write my own Psalm of Lament later. It should be OK.
Looking forward to: (1) Continuing to observe Advent through candles and fasting. (2) Taking Giselle for pictures with Santa. (3) not putting a million tags for these posts.