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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

It's nice to be in demand. As you know, I was recently asked to be on a softball team for the summer and just last night I received an email from the hospital I worked at last summer/Christmas to see if I would be willing to do some pick-up chaplaincy shifts. This is something I wanted to do when I return home for the summer to figure out my life and was hoping that they would allow me to do it, so the fact that they contacted me about it first is really encouraging to me. I still don't quite know what I will do regarding medical insurance, but I think I have until the end of the summer to figure out that.

I'm also in huge demand this week here at school. I've been asked to create artwork for the cover of our Senior Worship Service bulletin, which is a huge honor, I think. I have absolutely no idea what I will do with the theme they've given me. The worst thing about being creative is waiting for inspiration to come--it's stressful, especially when you have a tight deadline like I do with this one (something due on Friday morning). In addition, I have been asked by the liturgical dance group to design a program for their dance performance coming up next week, I think. In addition, I have one paper and two sermons due next Monday and Tuesday (although I have been a good worker and have finished all but the last sermon and exegesis paper) and I'll be going up to Connecticut this weekend to hang out with Emily (and her husband and kids). This is why April is hell but May is heavenly. After next Tuesday things get a little less busy, but not by much.

When I was in Scotland, they had an art show here on campus and I submitted seven or so paintings. One of the departments is interested in buying one of my paintings, (this one, to be precise). Oddly, the woman whom I've been talking with insists that it is a painting of "a cross on a cabinet" or, alternatively, "the one with the cross over the bed and organ." Now, I am all for interpretation, but there is neither a cabinet nor an organ in that picture. It is a bed and a desk/table. Maybe I need to work more on my technique.

As promised, here are pictures from Kyle's birthday at Joe's Crab Shack. I had a lot of fun with the girls, but found the restaurant to be so annoyingly loud. Sometimes I have a hard time hearing (particularly if there's a lot of background noise - if it's fairly quiet, I have quite good hearing, actually - despite what some of you may think), so it's frustrating for me sometimes to be in really loud restaurants because I have to concentrate SO hard on what others are saying during the meal. Also, something that was off-putting was the quasi 80s pirate dress and the tank top our waiter was wearing. Fanny pack aside (very poor style choice!), it just does not seem appropriate to me that a waiter, who is bringing me food and reaching in and out of my space to give me food/drinks, should be wearing a tank top. There were times I just wanted to avert my eyes because I was either seeing too much or he was too close for my comfort.

Anyway, I want to get an item or two at the store before my next class, so I'll leave you with that.

- Jenny, 4/10/2007 10:04:00 AM

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