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.