She closed her eyes. She remembered the first afternoon Calvin had come to the Murrys’. Calvin was an honor student, but he was far better with words than with numbers, and Meg had helped him with a trigonometry problem. Since trig was not taught in Meg’s grade, her easy competence was one of her first surprises for Calvin. But at the time she had not thought of surprising him. She had concentrated wholly on Calvin, on what he was doing, and she had felt wholly alive and herself.
“How is that going to help?” she asked the cherubim.
“Think. You didn’t know Calvin very well then, did you?”
“But you loved him, didn’t you?”
“Then? I wasn’t thinking about love. I was just thinking about trig.”
“Well, then,” Proginoskes said, as though that explained the entire nature of love.” —Madeline L’Engle from A Wind in the Door
Sleep and not be sick anymore Finish cleaning room(except my desk, but I don’t think I’ll ever find that) Finish buying/making Christmas gifts(It would be a lot easier to finish those mix CDs if my E drive would communicate with my laptop…Sorry Emily, Mary, & Tim.) (Hooray for new cords!) Decorate house for Christmas(actually, the credit for this one goes to Mom) Record Christmas music with Gabriel and Ericgolden voices, sanctify! Go to Real Life Exhibit(see Part 1 and Part 2 for my response) Christmas cookie baking and delivery(13 different kinds done!) Fix leak in Rolf’s window(Does duct tape count? At least until I can afford to get a seal repair kit.) Use the 5 broken bikes in the garage to hopefully make at least 2 that work (Apparently we have one bike in nearly perfect condition. How did I not know that?) Spend time with friends Learn to us e my Canon ft b(Now someday if I can learn to develop the pictures myself…)
- Finish watching The Walking Dead
Catch up on House MD
- Clean Jim’s shop
Adopt-A-Block Christmas party Practiceguitar Organize worship binder Practice clarinet/bass clarinet for PSU auditions
- Finish PSU application
- Finish student loan paperwork
- Reading list:
A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, A Canticle for Leibowitz, Pride and Prejudice, Edge of Eternity, Spiritual Gifts, The Three Hardest Wordsand possibly more ( Night of the Living Trekkies, Captivating, Wild at Heart)
- Figure out service project involving Blood:Water Mission
- Actually start using the budget I created
- Finish listening to Warrior Bride sermons (3 out of 6 down)
Play Left4Dead 2(This should probably happen at least one more time.) Have at least one Portland adventure(One down, another Friday!) Watch lots of anime(Finished Black Butler II. On to Shiki?) Finish season 6 of LOST.
- Organize iTunes library (Welp, not if I can’t get my E drive to talk to my computer)
Use Ross gift cards to buy coats Have a wonderful Christmas with family
Thank you, sir! You made my day!
- Sharayah: Do you have any Mucinex, Mr. Drug Dealer?
- Christian: Haha. Sorry no.
- Sharayah: Damn. My brains are coming out my nose.
- Christian: That sounds unpleasant.
- Sharayah: It is. Good thing there are no zombies, cause I'd be like a boomer.
Today as I was sitting outside my favorite coffee shop, one of the local elementary music teachers walked in front of the window with a group of about 20 elementary kids. They stood outside and sang three Christmas carols to us. Not only am I blessed by the beauty of their little voices, but I think it’s awesome that this teacher is maintaining this tradition. What a great way to teach music! It blesses the kids and the community, and helps to show people how important music education is. Way to go, music teacher!