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Christmas and all that jazz...

So I’m back after a long hiatus. The week before Christmas was over the top busy with activities for our families including a trip to the natural history museum, a Christmas party, craft activities and a trip to the interactive science museum Explora! I missed out on that one as I was flying home to see family and friends back in the great state of Illinois. Time with loved ones took priority over blogging, and my return to work was enough to keep blogging away for another week.

I had a great time at Christmas and am thankful my parents still put up with me enough to let me come home. I know I impede on their schedule needing to use their car, staying out late, having my friends over, etc. so I’m really glad they still invite me home. I stayed through the new year, and really had some quality time with my friends from high school. One of my roommates from last year got engaged the day I came back to Albuquerque which is awesome, so I have a wedding to be in the summer of 2007. I’ll likely have more than one to be in that summer actually.

Now that I’m back, I’m starting to get back into the groove of things and work is rarely dull. I’ve been having some great theological conversations via email with daddyo. He’s the guy I found counterculture through. I’m excited about working with my church to start up our Monday night study worship service, though I’m still not really sure what role I’ll be playing when that all starts. I’m also joining a bible study on Tuesday nights that is going to focus on the historical and cultural aspects of biblical interpretation which should be quite cool. My calendar sure fills up quickly.

Things at work have been good for the most part, but the end of last week was pretty rough. I’m hoping the situation smoothes itself out, but it may be a bit before it does. And no, we still don’t have a Saranam baby. We went to the hospital this morning, but apparently the contractions weren’t the right kind of contractions… who knew there were multiple kinds of contractions?

I’ve been doing lots of reading lately, so maybe I’ll work on drafting up some thoughts on the books I’ve been reading. My friends from school are off on a mission trip in Louisiana and not having them online all of the time seems to free up some good reading time.

That’s about it I guess, I’m back in the routine and just hoping people decide to come and visit me soon. It is gorgeous here and I haven’t had to wear a coat since I’ve been back (of course this morning I regretted that decision, but whatever). The mountains are gorgeous and I need some friends to help me explore. I came to the realization that I’m just shy of being ¼ of the way done with my job, and I’ve barely been outside the city limits (ok so there really isn’t that much outside of abq to track down but I haven’t been to Santa Fe yet… come on!). But besides that I feel like I’m missing out on some of the richness of what Albuquerque has to offer me. I’m not a New Year’s resolution type person, but if I were… mine would be to get out and explore this city.
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Would you belive it is snowing right now as I write this?

You are doing such special work Laura. Your Mom and Dad are so proud of you, as are the rest of us here in Bourbonnais.

Wish you could be here for 1/28, as the puppet ministry folks who are attending our Chili (Chile) dinner have wonderful messages for us. their presentation is all about relationships between our community, church and individual families, in a fun presentation setting.

I am glad to see that you are settling into a great community, and glad you are sharing your faith journey with us.

Take care,

John W.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:55 PM  

Hey! I'm mentioned in your profile! I'm the friend/roommate that got engaged! Yay! Okay, that is all. PS: I love the latest post about your MLK Day, and the fact that you called your Church racist at one point. Only you, Laura :) Love and miss you! And if your parents ever decide to stop inviting you home, which I highly doubt, there is always room at Casa Bisaillon/Runner :) -Rebecca (I had to put it under anonymous because I don't have an account.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:02 AM  

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