Monday, Monday, Monday. Today I got to sleep in and I don’t know when that will happen again, but I’m sure I will slack off somewhere and get around to it ;) Last week was great, everyone! Let’s see, where to start. Well, Monday I worked at MHY in the evening so I could have Saturday night off. It was fine; we played basketball for an entire hour, and I lack skills HUGELY :) It was fun though, and some of the girls really played well. My team got creamed because there is a certain staff who is SO athletic, and she was playing against us! She is cool tho, ha.
Tuesday I had off, but Sam and I were up wth the sun to send him off to class in the morning. That evening I met with a girl who is looking for help with her cleaning business a few mornings a week. So… hence the present predicament of zero sleep in days. The girl seems really nice, and we talked for about an hour. I’m going over there tomorrow morning to get taught… how to clean, lol. THEN, Will and Sam came home after night class; Will was waiting to pick up Denise from work at 11:30, and I was eating some fig newtons. I apparently had a seed stuck in my mouth, and when I inhaled forcefully, it went down my air pipe! I was choking and didn’t know it! Fortunately with Sam hitting my back and me struggling to breathe, the seed was forced free and I had oxygen. Man oh man was that scary!
Wednesday I was at MHY in the morning, and school went pretty well. Then, that night, Sam and I watched Flight of the Phoenix, AND the PREMIERE OF LOST!!! It was very exciting, and I’ve been tv free for so long I forgot what it was like to be so engrossed in a show :)
Thursday I had off again and after sleeping in WAY TOO LATE I got up and cleaned a little (something I actually have to do again and it’s only Monday). That evening, we had Wil and Denise over again, and when the guys were in class we went to her house. She showed me a job position available for me and her in Homewood, and we got really excited about it!
Friday I worked a double at MHY. It was a crazy night because of unit problems, and I got very behind on stuff I had to get done because of it. I called the Homewood job in the morning, while hiding from anyone that could here me talking about a new job (lol), and they told me the position was still available and to send my resume.
Saturday I worked in the morning again, and it was a crazy crazy crazy shift because I was playing make up from Friday’s shinanigans. I left late and tired, but headed to Beaver Falls to see Mere and Megan and instantly was full of energy because I was so excited to see them! And I got to see Amy and Stacey for a sec too!!!! It was really fun and too short to visit too. We ate at the Wooden Indian after getting lost (and Megan time traveled us from New Brighton to Beaver really creepily!!), and caught up on each other’s lives. Then I left for Pittsburgh, and Sam and I went to see The excercism of Emily Rose. It wasn’t as horrific as I thought it would be, and it made you think about whether or not demons existed, but it was also hard to believe it happened sence they claimed that Emily was a God-loving woman – why would she become possessed in the first place if she had the holy spirit in her heart? Anyway, it could have been a lot worse, and for that I was slightly greatful.
Sunday Sam and I went to Sunday school and the topic was communication. I liked it a lot; everyone says things they shouldn’t when they are mad or frustrated; even newliweds! :) Church was good too, our pastor is preaching a series on John (just like pastor salvaggio did last fall, ha). We watched Monster-In-Law in the afternoon, and a new tenant moved in upstairs so we helped her get all of her boxes upstairs too. Then it was off to night church where we studied Isaiah 40. I really enjoyed it, and I am starting to love going there in general, even if I am the youngest person in there by far (okay, a boy sits w/ his parents too, but that just doesn’t count). Shortly after that was over, Sam and I kinda rushed home to barbeque with our TWO neighbors, snce Phoebe just moved in. It was fun talking and having fellowship, and we closed off the late night with a gave of careers, haaha. Of course I lost again!!!
Well, this was a long entry! It’s very late to still be getting ready for the day, but I need to go shower, ha. More next week!
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Well here it is Sunday, and I think Sam and I are maybe getting used to school life again. Sam has been reading a lot, and studying probably more than he ever has in the first month of school! His favorite class is definitely Greek. I already had to drop it because at this point I think I’m picking up a part-time job in the mornings. And Mars has been going well, weekend doubles aren’t that fun, but it’s worth it to not be there everyday, and right now I have two primaries that I’m really excited about. I just hope I am there as long as they are, so that they don’t have to find a new one when I leave. On the other hand, I do want to start teaching as soon as possible so that I have a normal schedule again! But God will figure it out, and in the meantime, I am content and happy. As far as life outside of school and work – things are great! We’ve been playing games with our neighbors on Sunday evenings, and this week we had our friends William and Denise over for dinner. It was great hanging out with a girl for a bit when the guys went to class! Hopefully there will be much more of that in the coming months :) Okay, I’m off to get lunch on the table – we are eating a lot of fish lately to be healthy, and today I used a new recipe (and aparently messed it up), so I hope it is edible! More later…
I finished up my fifth day of classes, about half an hour ago. The class was Hermeneutics, Dr. Prutow spoke of the singularity of meaning in the scripture. What he said was that each verse means one specific thing, and that if it didn’t the bible would cause us to as Milton Terry puts it “drft upon a sea of uncertainty and conjecture.”
When Dr. Prutow first suggested this idea, I hesitated to agree. What I first thought was that what he was saying was that each verse or idea in scripture was to be examined alone. After asking Dr. Prutow about the notion of NT scriptures in the light of the OT, which he informed me was a totally acceptable option, I warmd up to the notion of a single meaning. I guess the problem I had was that I was worried that you could not bring your own background intoa verse, and I believe that there are certain passages which you can more easily understand if you have had certain life experiences, ie. Abraham and Issac on the mount, of course will create a stronger tie with fathers, than with a 19 year old. Dr. Prutow enlightened me that this idea just means that there is not some magically hidden meaning behind the word of God, which is a mystery to us.
So, Sam and I went to RPTS’s orientation today, and it was really fun. There were two or three couples that we could get to know, and one guy that Sam already knew who seems really nice as well. Last night Sam was up all night (till 5 am), which is late even for Sam, and tonight is the first night he is in bed and probably asleep before me, and it’s only 11:30! I have high hopes for these three years, and I know Sam does too. I hope that we can grow as a couple and even start discipling others before we are ready to move again, Lord willing. So exciting!
Even though tomorrow is a national holiday I will be starting orientation for seminary, I don’t mean to sound like I am complaining, I am just getting nervous about seminary. In the past week I have met some really great young men, and I am starting have an inferiority complex. Most of these guys are a year or two older than I am, but it still makes me slightly nervous to be expected to be at their level a year from now.
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