"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

08 November 2009

One glorious, late fall day...

One of the biggest perks of living in our new home is that we are literally just a hop and skip away from our church. Not only can we sleep in about fifty minutes more than we used to on Sunday mornings, we can walk to church! It was great fun to walk hand-in-hand out the door, and the day was absolutely beautiful for it.

We've spent most of the weekend painting the room that will be Nich's office/entertainment room. We're calling it "Nich's" because all his framed Star Wars posters, cherished Superman collection, and various other "nerdy" things will have a home there for the time that we live here. In reality, we'll both be using it for movie-watching, etc. I will post before and after pictures as soon as we're done with the "after" portion.

We celebrated Nich's "baptism birthday" today with Will. Nich was baptized on Veteran's Day two years ago, which makes it easy for me to remember. It was a good excuse to get Mexican food. There's a few great Mexican restaurants in this area, but El Mexicano is by far my favorite, one of the main reasons being that it's not anywhere near downtown Saratoga Springs. I love Saratoga, especially in the wintertime, but prices skyrocket. Furthermore, not only do they have complimentary appetizers, chips & salsa, and dessert at El Mexicano, there is el mariachi who provides delightful, skilled entertainment at each table.

In other news, I had my orientation at Bath and Body Works at the Wilton Mall. I am awaiting a phone call to let me know when I have a training shift. Hopefully soon!

The weekend flew by. I look forward to a quiet, stay-at-home weekend sometime ... after Christmas.

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