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Sunday, October 19, 2008

I am so surprised that I haven't had a minute to blog since this past Wednesday night. I have been quite busy since I've come to New Jersey, especially at my conference. Yesterday I was in seminars basically from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (and did not even go outside the hotel until 5:30-ish). So, I've been busy. One thing, though, is that even though I've been here since Wednesday, my body still has not totally adjusted for the time. Last night I went to bed sometime around 10 or 10:30 p.m., which I think is about right. However, it was still difficult for me to get up out of bed before 8:30 a.m. So, who knows what my body will be like when I return home tomorrow night.

Anyway, the Family Promise conference has been good. I have missed the morning plenary sessions (because I just can't wake up in time), but the workshops I've been to and hearing the guest speakers, like NJ Governor Jon Corzine and author Jonathan Kozol. Incidentally, after Kozol's speech, I wanted to be a teacher.

Being at the conference has also been good for my inbox. A few days ago, my email inbox numbered 80+, which is just too far out of control. Many emails had to do with Family Promise stuff I had to respond to. I've taken advantage of my (somewhat) sequestered position and have done a lot of work to get that down to just over 50. Last night I also made some headway on my sermon about Family Promise, which I will give to a church in Burbank next Sunday. I'll need to spend more time tomorrow working on it so that I can hopefully finish it before I come back to a busy, busy week.

Today is the last day of the conference. I've missed the morning worship service and the morning sessions, due to both sleeping until 8:30 a.m. and then having to pack up my belongings so that I can promptly check out of the hotel at noon. I will go to lunch, but will have to leave about a half hour early so that I can catch the 2:27 p.m. train back to Princeton. Tonight, in addition to seeing my favorite NJ family, the Meisels, I will also meet up with some old Princeton friends, which is fun. Tomorrow I will spend a bit more time with the Meisels and also visit the Bonner Foundation, where I used to work, and also work on writing my sermon. I don't fly out until 7:30 p.m. or so, so it will be a long day.

- Jenny, 10/19/2008 07:57:00 AM

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