Yes, I’ve been slacker of a blogger as of late. I don’t even really have a good excuse. School is out. Life has slowed down. I guess I just haven’t felt like writing. Not that things haven’t been exciting. 🙂
Usually I convey my excitement for Christmas much sooner. I have to say, being so busy with school, Christmas really snuck (sneaked?) up me! Usually I have nearly all my shopping done before Thanksgiving. This year I hadn’t remotely thought of gifts by Thanksgiving. In fact, I just finished yesterday. BUT….I finished. 🙂 I guess it’s a good thing that I’m starting to get excited about Christmas since it’s in less than a week. I have all sorts of goodies I plan to make this week and get this. I actually have time!! 😀 I sincerely miss baking so I look forward to spending some quality time with my apron. haha
It’s a relief to be done with school, but I have to say that was the most fun quarter so far! It’s so much fun to take classes that are actually practical. I mean, ok, when I took Biology I will admit that I dumped all of it out of my brain the minute my final was over. But the music classes, I soak it all up and can apply it to my playing and teaching. I wish I could do MORE music classes. There’s so much I want to do that SVC doesn’t offer. Kind of disappointing but oh well. I have quite the load this next quarter (17 credits but worth 21) but I think it will be equally fun.
On my break I’ve resumed my work in the print shop. I have missed that place! Every time I print a book I think about who will be reading it later and I pray for them. I pray that God will use these books to strengthen their walk with Him. I just love this ministry.
Last Friday, our SPG (Singles Pleasing God) group went to Seattle to see Handel’s Messiah. It was incredible, as usual. I don’t know if Skagit has a part in this, but I enjoyed it much more this year. I noticed more of the techniques and musicality that I hadn’t noticed before. Utterly delightful!
My list of things to accomplish on Christmas break is getting shorter. There’s nothing like crossing things off a list! One of the things on my list is to read. So which book should I read?
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
or any other suggestions?