128 Days of Summer

Adventures from April 28 through September 1 of 2013

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Thursday, August 29

So today I learned that once I finish cleaning my room…I have nothing left to do. once everything has a happy home, I literally had nothing left to work on. I mean, yes, I have the Gnostic Gospels that i’m reading through, but it isn’t the same as having a hands on type of project. On the plus side, my room is quite nice now. Hopefully it will stay in it’s usable state. The only thing left to do these days is work on my Greek/monastic retreat things! Since the other half of my list is clearly not happening.

In other news, I bought a swimming suit today! It has been a while since I got one, and it was nice to find one that fit, was one piece, and actually looked not like a speedo. Satisfaction = present.


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Wednesday, August 28

I took my sister downtown with me today to get our hair cut. It was kind of fun. We were super early though so just killed time walking around. Said haircut is nice, but I still feel like I’m missing some of my hair. Now to grow it ALL back!

It was also the annual scavenger hunt with CCF, which was pretty fun. The new first years who came out seemed to enjoy themselves and they seem like nice people. Hopefully they continue to come back and we will get to know them more!

However, today real life hit me hard. I was tired when I finally got home and realized that being happy/energetic while around lots of people is really draining for me. Tomorrow will consist of some alone time, which will be good I think.

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Tuesday, August 27

Today I mostly just did little things around the house until I went out for the evening. Then I proceeded to get completely drenched when it opened up and poured and I didn’t have an umbrella. I was also slightly lost when I got off the subway. By slightly I mean I thought North was South, and thus went the wrong direction. This made said drenching worse. Also, I don’t know if you’ve ever tried, but texting/operating a touch screen phone is very hard when your fingers are wet and becoming wrinkly.

Once I got to the house my meeting was at though, it was fine. I obtained a nice towel and they dried my sweater. Also it was a good time of fellowshipping and talking about the year for CCF. ¬†While I’m glad I’m not on committee this year, it is still nice to know that planning is happening and there is excitement bubbling.

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Monday, August 26

I was able to meet with my friend for “coffee” today ūüôā She had returned from her missions trip to India, and it was a wonderful time of catching up and sharing what we learned. Sometimes it feels like I’m way too lucky to have these people in my life who care about me and who I am able to continue investing in and being invested in by. Friendships based on a mutual desire to grow continually in faith are the bestest kind.

I also got to teach again today! It was actually really fun today. The cuteness and eagerness of the students totally made the entire evening. I love being able to laugh with the students and I feel like I feed off of their mood, so it’s nice when they show up in a good one. Also “Call Me Maybe” was on the radio afterwards when I drove home. *Fist pump*

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Sunday, August 25

I feel like I accomplished a lot today. I managed to finish cleaning my whole room and find places for all the things I have. Hopefully it will be functional as well … but I’m just pleased that I managed to get everything to fit. I even cleaned my closet for the first time in about 5+ years! Granted, I still have to buy textbooks and find a place for THOSE, but lets not talk about that right now.

This morning was wonderful though. Highlight of the day. Leading out on Sunday was…definitely harder than I thought it would be. But it was also really cool to see God pull everything together and make the day his and not mine. From the number of curve balls we were thrown, I think it’s clear that God was showing me to let go and worship him myself instead of worrying about all the other things. Would I be open to doing something like that again? Yes. Seeing God glorified and giving others the opportunity to glorify him is something I would like to see happen again.

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Saturday, August 24

I didn’t do a whole lot of things today. Mostly just errands/getting things that I knew I needed. Example: went out and bought new pants because school soon. Went out to buy more cheap-er cards because mailing lots. Went out to buy another box to keep my letters in (and proceeded to get 4 instead…)¬†because¬†current box is full. Really just normal things for me to do on a typical day of nothingness.

I’m currently on a cleaning-spree aka I think I might even tackle my closet tomorrow. Or tonight. We’ll see. Basically I’m “systematically” going through various parts of my room in an attempt to make them more useable/look less cluttered. This may or may not involve me disposing of things I no longer need/use (either that or storing the useless things away somewhere until a later day when I can bear to part with them).

The downside of summer winding down (along with everything else thats obvious) is the fall allergies start hitting me. Darn things. Itchy eyes ALL the time.

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Friday, August 23

I am covered in glitter. Also I am exhausted. Today I volunteered all day at the DAM, which was pretty fun I must admit. It was cool to hang out and help put on their fundraiser community¬†barbecue¬†thing. I worked the craft table (thus the glitter that I will be finding on my body for the next 3 months, make no doubt about it), which was kind of like flashbacks at camp + glitter. I also performed at the event which was super fun. It was nice to be able to perform versus leading others on Sunday. Not that I don’t like leading worship, but I kind of like playing and singing by myself too.

OOOOHHHHHH. I also got to teach some people how to decorate cupcakes with the decorating tips for frosting. That was actually really fun. Cupcakes are marvellous things.

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Thursday, August 22

Today was mainly comprised of steadily working through my to do list. I also got to redo my friend’s Bible! The best part was sending him a picture of the torn up old end sheets before I finished. The final product isn’t perfect, but it’s one of the better ones I’ve done. The end sheets in the front aren’t completely¬†straight, but thats ok. It will complete it’s job properly.

Otherwise, I got to slack line a little today. I haven’t done it in ages (well, since before camp) but I took a step today! YAY FOR PROGRESS. Just think how good I could be if I hadn’t gone to camp….alas.

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Wednesday, August 21

Today was a super special day (for me) because I got to go back and reunite with my university friends at CCF! Woop! It was cool to go back and see people I haven’t seen in a while, to catch up, and to just be in community together. Ironically, the topical tonight WAS on community, so that was a nice way to jump into the school year.

Also, we went out for dinner and I got my Asian food fix for the week. Oh how I missed it at camp.

Speaking of school, IT STARTS SO SOON! AHHHHHHHHH. This summer has been full of many things so far, but I’m getting ahead of myself…the wrap up post will be the last one. Needless to say, I’m not completely ready for classes to start yet, but I hope that by the time I get to that point I will be. I may not have completed my summer goal list, but I think it was a good summer nonetheless.

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Tuesday, August 20

So today was a great day¬†because¬†I passed my G driving test today! I’m mostly just happy that I never have to do a driving test again. Unless I move to Europe or something. Darn it …..

Moving on, I was able to meet up with my best friend here today and catch up. It was delightful. We walked and talked and discussed things that happened in our lives and what we God has been teaching us. I’m glad to have her back in my life again. Also, I am thankful for Starbucks, parks, walking, and life. Today is a thankful kind of day.