Thursday, April 30, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
(I love that I look so tall in this photo.) Anyway, the certificate program is actually really cool. As a seminary spouse, you can take courses for a teensy fraction of the cost of "regular" tuition. And I thought it was nice that it counted toward something like a certificate instead of just taking classes for the heck of it, which I guess would be fine, but I'm easily motivated by rewards. :)
So, here are the classes I took: Wife of the Equipping Minister, Greek, Spiritual Development of Children, Old Testament, Basic Christian Doctrine and New Testament. They were all excellent, but Greek and Basic Christian Doctrine were both absolutely incredible.
Because the classes are offered on a rotating basis, you get your certificate without having to take each one in the program...but you also miss out on some cool professors and classes. So I'm hoping to continue to take classes until Jason graduates. (Next up is Woman to Woman Ministry in the Fall.) It won't count for another certificate, but they've got me hooked now. ;)
Monday, April 20, 2009
So...resolutions. There are 30. Because I'm turning 30 this year, and I like doing things like that.
But, this time, instead of just coming up with 30 items for the sake of having that many, I really spent a lot of time thinking of what I'd like my life to look like as a 30-year-old--identifying some areas that need improving (hello waistline), some goals that need accomplishing, even relationships that need mending or at least enriching. And lest you think it's all boring, there are plenty of random goals as well--planning to hit 30 libraries, enjoy more of Texas, learn how to host people in a teeny-tiny apartment. Good stuff in these goals.
And it's all going OK so far. Not perfect...but acceptable.
My husband says it reminds him of this song, but I'm not really a Tim McGraw kinda girl. So I was thinking of this one instead. I was a big Felicity fan in college--after all, we were on the same timeline (the show started my freshman year)...and I liked the idea of reinventing myself then. College is an appropriate time for that sort of thing.
But I like myself now...and I like my life. I don't want a totally new, reinvented version of me...just perhaps a slightly better version, one that fits 30. We'll see.Anyway, what about you? Goals for the rest of the "new" year?
Meanwhile, any advice on how to live up the last few months of being a 20-something?
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Economy got you down? Here are some resources for understanding the situation.
One way one library is helping...
But sometimes it's tough on the libraries, too...
One library says goodbye to the past...
While another gets a glimpse of the future? Perhaps...
Another possible glimpse...
And a very funny glimpse...
Online research info...
And, finally, what's going on with the DC branch of the ALA
Friday, April 03, 2009
Another SLIS student makes the national scene...
Think I can finish a couple of books this weekend? That's the goal. Hope your weekend is the perfect balance of productive and restful as well.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Anyway, we've driven past the Water Gardens many times and kept meaning to go...but you know how it is. Spring Break=perfect opportunity.
I'm so glad we went! It was lots of fun. They have four main sections--the water garden itself, a raised area called the mountain, a quiet pool and a pool of lights. Definitely an urban garden.
The quiet pool was supposed to be peaceful, contrasting the noise of the water garden (more on that later), but it was so dirty that it distracted me from the peacefulness. So no pictures from there. The ones from the mountain were just OK. But we got some really cool ones of the water garden and the light pool.
You climb down spiral stone steps into the water garden, and the water is rushing all around you. It produces a sense of vertigo because you feel like you should be traveling along with the water (it's also very very loud). Lots of fun, though!
A rare shot of the two of us together...
Grazing in the grass...
These are just a couple from the light pool that Jason took...
He got a lot of really good ones from here, but I'll let him show you the rest on his blog sometime. :)
The next day we took Dad back to the airport, did a tour of various Half-Price Books in the area and got some extra sleep before heading back to the real world! Ah, Spring Break...I miss you already!
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