A Happy Holy Week
Although last week was busy and I didn't get a whole lot of time to sleep, I had a great Holy Week. Last Sunday, Palm/Passion Sunday, Mike gave the sermon, which was wonderful because I haven't heard him give a sermon in over a year while he was on his sabbatical. I have always liked Mike's sermons. Sunday was also my 3rd anniversary with Chris, and we had a nice time the night before. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, though not necessarily busy were nevertheless productive. I was able to get a good amount of weeding done. Also I did get a rewards credit card which is quite exciting since I am going to have to be buying things for my new condo and it is always cool to get something for nothing (as long as I have a zero balance at the end of every month). Thursday I met with Dr. Miller and am starting to write another abstract for publication/entering into a poster presentation. It is always nice to have something truly productive to work on. Also, it is great experience now and can be helpful for getting a good residency. (Yes I realize that I have yet to actually start my first year of school and I am worried about a residency.) After meeting with Dr. Miller, I went to the Maundy Thursday service at Holy Communion. It was a good service and I had a great opportunity to spend time with people that I wouldn't ordinarily spend time with. Holy Communion is definitely a place that I will miss when I move to Chicago. It has been a wonderful community for me to be a part of.
Good Friday, I went to Good Friday services, but also got a lot of weeding done. I would actually venture to say that I am almost done with the weeding process and purely have packing left. I also got a bunch of my books that I don't need anymore up on half.com, so hopefully someone will buy them. Saturday, after working, I went and met the newest members of my pledge-family, my great-granddaughters. They seem to be great girls. I also got to see Amee and Blythe who I haven't really gotten to talk to in a while. Saturday evening I babysat Ellie, maybe for the last time, but it was wonderful to see her. She still needs to grow a whole lot, but she seems to be getting more help now. Once again, I also did more weeding and packing. Also interestingly, on Saturday, I wore my pink sweater that I made and got a bunch of compliments. That was definitely a bit of a confidence boost.
Then yesterday, Easter Sunday, I went to morning services at Holy Communion, then went to an ECM brunch at Rockwell House. This was probably my last event with ECM which is kind of a weird thought. After that, I went to dinner with Lindsay at the Stansbery home. It was a great experience and I was so thankful to be included in their Easter Dinner. After dinner, Marylen went me go through her yarn stash that she is giving away before she moves. I felt like I was in a yarn store/knitter's heaven. I found a whole bunch of great yarn that I think I can make 4-5 projects out of. It definitely pulled me out of the depressing thought that I wasn't going to purchase any yarn for a while because I have to save money. Now I know that I don't have to and won't run out of projects. (At the rate I have been knitting, running out of projects was definitely becoming a concern.) After that, Lindsay and I hung out and just caught up which was great because she is another person that though I have seen her recently, we just haven't really gotten a chance to catch up with each other.
All in all I would say it was a good week. There were some frustrations in there too....a scholarship scare (which I think has been averted), roommate frustrations as always, serious finishing issues with my pink sweater (that has finally been completed though), and frustrations about the Schiavo case and serious thoughts about drawing up my own living will though I am only 21 (but I am happy with the stance the courts have taken). Since I think my scholarship scare was adverted today, it looks like the beginning of another week with a trip to Ikea at the end!