Friday, May 18, 2007

Long needed update...

SOOO - a very long time since I've been able to give a proper update, so here goes. As everyone is aware, my grandpa passed away about a month ago and my life has been a whirlwind since then. It was a really great opportunity to go home to Kansas City and see my family (sorry I didn't have any "friend" time!) but of course for a not so great reason. Since then I've returned to Kentucky to one of the most intense semesters yet. In the three (last) weeks following my return from my grandpa's funeral I managed to have 4 tests and 4 15 - 25 page papers due which pretty much kicked my butt. On top of that my roommate was graduating two days after our last day of class, so of course there were all the festivities and singing responsibilities for graduation. Then on Mother's Day I moved again! Somehow I manage to always schedule a move right at the most inopportune time. Last year I scheduled my move in May, left to St. Louis on May 20 for a wedding, only to leave for my trip to Poland on May 22. After I arrived back in early June, it was ridiculous trying to get unpacked. Coming home after a long long international trip, it was less than pleasant to come home to nothing but boxes upon boxes needing to be unpacked. Luckily during this move I'm here and can unpack as the week and weeks progress, without as much stress. Of course this is not to say that I don't have stress now... I'm performing a wedding this wedding, starting an intense two week summer class on Monday, and then heading off to the Gulf Coast for a mission trip with 40 other people in late June.
I'm really looking forward to this summer, to the trips I'm going on for church, and the opportunity to "settle in" gradually. I'm glad I can focus more on my work at church and make up for this last semester. I feel like I let my kids down a bit at church because I was so busy at school, so I'm really glad that I'll only be taking three classes in the fall.
Random and probably unexciting news I'm sure - but my life has been random and crazy lately, so it seemed like an appropriate blog.

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