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monday morning update, april 27, 2009

kendallthe weekend that was: another mostly relaxing weekend at home. jeannie was taking a class in somatic experiencing, so it was mostly me and the kids (jeannie was home in the evenings). so we slept in, ate junk, and went to movies! max and i saw earth on saturday (which was really disappointing and boring), and both kids and me saw the soloist sunday afternoon (which was great). kendall payne led worship and sang some of her stuff at my church sunday morning, and that was fun.

where i am at the moment: i’m traveling to grand rapids, michigan, for my monthly trip to the mothership. as usual, it’s a quick one-nighter, and i’m home in san diego tuesday night.

on my to-do list this week: after i get back to sd, i’ll have more stuff to do for the ys office move, an article to write, prep for our korea event, and other administrative stuff. i have a physical on wednesday also – my first one in 6 years (i’m way overdue!).

procrastinating about: apparently, i’ve been procrastinating about getting a physical!

book i’m in the midst of: finished the richard rohr cd series on the enneagram (i think i’m an 8 with a 7 wing, though many have told me they think i’m a 7 with an 8 wing), and i’m still only about 1/3 the way through what would google do? (which is not as good as i’d hoped).

raconteursmusic that seemed to catch my attention this past week: man, i’ve gotten some great new music recently. this time around, i’ll mention the raconteurs cd (consolers of the lonely) and conoroberstconor oberst’s self-titled cd. i hadn’t realized either were out (they both came out last year), and i’m totally digging both of them.

next trip: other than an overnight in OC with max, as a chaperon on a school trip, my next flight is to korea, on may 7.

how i’m feeling about this week: pretty good. nothin’ major — hopefully no big surprises!

monday morning update

the weekend that was: fun and full weekend, it was. friday night was the ys staff christmas party. we had a great time. the party was at the san diego museum of photographic art, and had a “black and white” theme. everyone wore black and white, and a costume competition was part of the night. crazy stuff, as one would expect from the ys staff. i’ll post some pics when i get access to them. we also had a surprise concert and carol singing time with kendall payne, which was totally cool. no one knew she was coming until i brought her on stage in the theater at our venue.

saturday was filled with running around (a bit of christmas shopping included), and then max’s 11 year-old birthday party. he had three of his buddies over, and in the evening, we all took the trolley to a nice mall, when i’d put together a mall scavenger hunt for them. dinner was a the cheesecake factory. then the boys spent the night.

sunday was a full day also: cinnamon roles for the boys in the morning, then cleaning up. jen and jay howver, and their girls noelle and chloe came over for lunch and the afternoon. then we had home church at our house in the evening, and it was a goodbye to one of our guys who’s been with us since the beginning. sadness and happiness both.

where i am at the moment: i’m flying to grand rapids, michigan today for a couple days at zondervan. lots of meetings, and two christmas parties (one for all zondervan staff, and one for the leadership team). i fly home wednesday morning.

on my to-do list this week: after the three days at z, i have a couple days in the office, which will be my last two days at ys this year. lots of catching up and wrapping up to do. and i have to keep making progress on the middle school ministry book.

procrastinating about: finances. there are some personal finances and ys finances i need to spend some time on, and i have no energy for it.

book i’m in the midst of: still plodding through the speed of trust by covey. great book — i just haven’t had much time to read.

music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: mostly christmas music. particularly, i’ve been diggin’ kendall payne‘s new christmas cd and alathea‘s new christmas cd. i have the two of them in a playlist, and listened to them quite a bit this week.

next trip: after i get home from z, my next trip is next monday, when my family flies to detroit for our annual christmas trek. i’ve never had a christmas that wasn’t in detroit. jeannie’s family and mine all live there, so we’re able to spend time with everyone quite easily. we’ll be there until january 3.

how i’m feeling about this week: a little stressed. i have a meeting with my boss this afternoon i hope will be good, but we have to talk about ys’ financial year, which isn’t exactly pretty. and i have much to do this week in prep for my own family’s christmas this coming saturday. just lots to do is all.