It’s that time of year again.

By which I mean Birthdadventresearchpaperismas. It warms the cockles of my heart.

Today is my birthday. Unfortunately, as a student my birthday always falls on one of the most stressful parts of the year. Papers due and such.

Here is what I did today:

  • 7:01a.m. – 8:10a.m. – Get up, shower, have breakfast, open gifts, hug my children, kiss my wife.
  • 8:10a.m.-8:30a.m. – walk Madeline to the bus, walk to class.
  • 8:30a.m.-11:30a.m. – Listened to five different 20 minute sermons, evaluated 2 of them, and discussed them all.
  • 11:30-1:10 – lunch, settle the kids for naps.
  • 1:10-1:30 – read through the section on Hebrews 13 in N.T. Wright’s For Everyone series commentary on the book.
  • 1:30-1:40 – catnap
  • 1:40-3:30 – summarized 3 out of 9 chapters of The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind for a book review due on Friday. I hate summarizing. It is slow, plodding work, particularly because I am going by my underlining in the book, rather than a separate set of notes.
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – give kids snack; wander; type very little; make tea
  • 4:30 – 4:45 – unknown
  • 4:45 – 5:30 – Play Wii with Luke (we borrowed a Wii from friends to see if we should get one.  Answer: no, we should not.)
  • 5:30 – 6:20 – supper (boerenkol)
  • 6:20 – 6:50 – watched an episode of Corner Gas with the kids while eating dessert (home-made apple pie and ice cream). Intermittent fielding of phone calls from family.
  • 6:50 until now – write blog post.
  • This evening: Alas, more summarizing of the book.

Also, December 12 (4 days from now) will mark 7 years of blogging. Not sure if I’ll post that day or not.

At some point I plan on mentioning my favourite books of the year. I’ve read more books this year than any other year in history. I’m at 35 books for the year, plus a skimmed book as well as who knows how many articles (at least a book’s worth).  There were some real good’ns amongst the books I read. I was thinking of posting them now, but I think I’ll wait for another day.

One of my birthday gifts was Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which I think I may read over the Christmas break. It may turn out to be a favourite.

A throw-away post to hold you over until next time.

6 thoughts on “It’s that time of year again.

  1. Rick Wadholm Jr

    Glad to see you covered several of my favorite past-times for your birthday…reading, eating, and playing with your children. Sounds like a grand old day to me. Happy birthday Brother!

  2. Toni

    Sensible choice on the Wii. As you say, no reason for hostility, but I know people who’ve acquired them have got bored pretty quickly – you’re wise to try it out first. That much money could probably bring a bit more functionality/enjoyment to the household spent elsewhere.

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