30 December 2011
I will be posting sometime next week of all our holiday celebrations (not all of them caught on camera) once I get my laptop back. As of now, I am studying for the GRE like crazy and am looking forward to having that be done and taken. I am taking the GRE in Columbus on January 3, so those of you who pray: please pray with reckless abandon! I am understandably nervous and am hoping I only have to take it once, it isn't a cheap test by any means. I should hopefully know where I've been accepted to by March. Oh boy!
11 December 2011
Today Joel and I went to Sears Woods for a little hike. Everything looked very wintry and cold but still on the cusp of autumn. There were leaves on the ground that still had their shape, they weren't covered in snow or disintegrating. We saw two birds during our entire walk, but everything else was sleeping or had migrated. It was a pleasant walk, if a bit cold, but one gets use to that after a while.
08 December 2011
A couple weeks ago Joel and I cat-sat for our friends in DC while they were in Japan on business. It was nice to get out of Ohio for a little bit and get back to our old stomping grounds. The two sundays that we were there we went up to Ellicot City (outside of Baltimore) to go to church and visit our old friends at Metanoia. I wish we had taken photos of everyone, but alas we didn't. It was so warm and wonderful to spend those sundays with everyone. On wednesday we went up again to go to a Bible study with folks from Metanoia. Between trips to the Baltimore area we visited the National Cathedral where they were having a retirement ceremony for the head of the American Episcopalian church. I forget the technical term for her position, but neither here nor there, it was amazing to see so many colourful vestments and beautiful people. here . Amazing stuff and really lovely people. Then we headed back to Ohio, Joel had an interview the next day at the local German butcher/deli (which he got, and more). I've been making books and knitting. You can see more of the books on my art website.