Monday, October 29, 2007

Consider No News, Good News

Just thought I'd update my adoring fans as to the recent adventures I've had. Except.... I don't know if there are any.

I come into some very bad habits. Like the "come home from work, drop everything in the hallway and read all my favorite blogs" one. And I am not even considerate enough to keep my own up to date.

OK then. Here's the low down ( people still said that when I was cool).

The new job- amazing. I'm having a great time, Loooooving the staff I work with. The Student and Family ministries department is just fantastic. My next door neighbour Jon, is just like me. We spend half the day bursting into each others office with some random information or cool story. Today he called me ( even though I can hear him talking through the office wall) and invited me to a showing of Dr. Seuss' "the Sneeches" in his office. Obviously I accepted the invitation!

In other news, I GOT MY CAR! It's super fantastic aaand FIJI blue. I hope you weren't worried friends, I got what I wanted. She's a dream. I've even taken her on the freeway TWICE now. And nothing fell off!! I know.. Amazing.

I've saved the sad things until last. I'm debating including them even as I type. I was able to spend time with one of my very favorite people this week. I just wish it had been under better circumstances. Tragedy has just hit their family. I'm sure any of you with a TV have heard or seen the event. Her Dad is Ed Schellenberg, the innocent man involved in the tragedy in Surrey. It's hard to show someone how much you love them when something like this has effected them. It just never seems like enough. She is doing very well, it seems to be everyone else that's having a hard time. No one knows how to make it better for her, and everyone seems to think they should. It's because she's not only my favorite, but just about everyone else she meets' as well. She's just like her Dad in that respect. She makes a lasting impression everywhere she goes. She is loved more that I'm sure even she knows.

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. Surprise staff meeting tomorrow ( no idea what we're doing!! soooo fun!)
2. An Awesome sister in law who loves to shop with me
3. A good God

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Guilt Ridden

I am so very sorry! It's not my fault, I've been ridiculously busy ...with..... MY NEW JOB!! That's right folks, I am officially the Pastor of Middle school and KIDstuf.

Monday was the longest day ever! I made sure to sleep in as late as possible to make the day go by faster. The only reason I did wake up in the morning hours at all was because Brandon came and got me...he was lonely. Watching TV occupied me for a little while, then the internet, but I couldn't sit still. I cleaned till there was nothing left to clean. I did laundry, folded it, and put it away. Finally I put my energy to good use and made some fantastic chocolate chip cookies.

The meeting went well, seemingly too well. I spoke for less than two minutes and then the floor was open to anyone to ask questions. The first person simply wanted to know how I'd heard about the position and what the process was like. simple. The second and final question was basically a statement. "I have three children and they all hate this youth group because it's too big and loud." all I could think to say was ..."and then?" but I held back and let her finish, and by finish I mean she said " so what are you going to do about that?" I, of course, went on to explain my philosophy of ministry which seemed to appease her.

After we left they were given the chance to ask any questions they wanted to without me being there. I was told there were none. The same process was followed for the two other people being voted on.

In the meantime, Brandon and I went to Timmy's to distract me with coffee and soup. It didn't last long. An hour later I could sit still no longer so we went to wander Future Shop and distract ourselves with expensive shiny things. FINALLY I got the call, and all he said was " So, you know there's a dress code right?" ha ha funny.

The next morning, I was hard at work frying my brain with new names a policies all across the map :)

Oh, and Duncan. :P to you spelling man