Friday, June 13, 2008

Nothing Exciting

The last couple of days haven't been very exciting. I've been monopolizing the hotel lobby's computer during the afternoons, checking out the knot, peer trainer, blogs, and even a little school-related work (editing my unit for the online course I've been writing for the district).

Yesterday, I looked at a couple more apartments. At this point, we've decided on our top 3. We know that it's a little too early to actually fill out applications and put down deposits, so we'll wait until the beginning of July. At that point, we'll see which of our top 3 choices have units available in our price range. Maybe that'll make our decision for us! And if none of them have anything available...well, then we have lots of other places that we've recently looked at that we can start calling, too!

Today, I'll admit that I've been fairly lazy. After taking Shawn to work, I ate breakfast, got on the treadmill, and hung out online. Then I met Shawn for a quick "lunch" at Starbucks. After coming back and showering, I've been online most of the afternoon (at least some of that actually was work, so I don't feel too bad about it).

I've also been reading a book off and on all week. It's The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. It's pretty good. It's the story of a missionary family who went to the Congo in 1960. The story is told through the eyes of the preacher's wife and 4 daughters. It really makes you think about the good intentions that people have that go terribly wrong. It's a good blend of religion, culture, and humor. For example: "More and more, mistrusting his interpreter, [the Reverend] tries to speak in Kikongo. He throws back his head and shouts ["Tata Jesus is Bangala"] to the sky.... Bangala means something precious and dear. But the way he pronounces it, it means the poisonwood tree. Praise the Lord, hallelujah, my friends! for Jesus will make you itch like nobody's business." This section is told through the eyes of the preacher's sarcastic, disabled 15-year old daughter. It's not a fast read, but I'm enjoying it so far.

1 comment:

Angie said...

I loved The Poisonwood Bible! It was touching, and it gave me plenty to think about.