It’s been an interesting/low-key week. Since A left on Labor day, i have been busying myself with feeble attempts at reading for my thesis and making contacts with various folks regarding stuff for the school year (aka: thesis advisor, potential field ed, supervisor for work, etc.). Mostly, however, I find that my comings and goings have been largely uninteresting, to say the least. Ever since preaching my first outline-based sermon last sunday, life has seemed, well, blah.
There have, however, been a few things of note that I suppose I could recount. I have, for example, acquired a new bike:
In addition, I have moved my persnickity cat from her summer residence with my good friend D to my new digs, which appears thus far to have been largely successful. The cat is not only comfortable in the house but there has been (fingers crossed) no smelly problems like last time, when she chose to pee/etc on things that I find to be valuable and important, like my bed. So hopefully that will remain unchanged in the next few days.
I have read a few books- I am currently reading “Untamed Hospitality” by Elizabeth Newman, which follows up a quick read by Lupton on Christian Development and Urban work. Lupton was an average read– I am really enjoying Newman, however. I think it is going to take a while to finish, but the prospects are good. It is helping me mostly to sort out exactly what I am getting at and moving towards when I grasp at linguistic straws in an attempt to explain my thesis’ trajectory. Hopefully when i meet with my advisor this afternoon at 2pm (!) I will have sorted that out a bit more.
What else? Watched Palin last night…. she proved to be a good speaker. I was surprised to find myself empathizing with some of her words… aside from blasting the dems, she was eloquent and even funny. Didn’t expect that. Still waiting to see what the News-y folks have to say about her (i have noticed that there is more favorable coverage of her this morning on the NYT page). We shall see how the dems respond.
Finally, A is coming back today for THIS… whoopee!