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?