Thanksgiving was great! Spent time with my girlfriend and her parents, and my parents. Lots of relaxation, and overall awesomeness.
I picked up one of my favorite book, Ender’s Game, and read it in a record-breaking, marathon of three days! I haven’t read a book for leisure in almost 7 years! I have decided that I need to read more as it seemed to be a very cathartic and stress-relieving activity for me. I also bought a companion novel to Ender’s Game; Ender’s Shadow. I haven’t gotten very far in it, but have enjoyed the first chapter.
I also have taken up drinking hot tea. Last week, I did sound for a play that went up last Thursday, and over Friday, and Saturday I drank about 6 cups of flavored tea while doing sound. Also a cathartic and stress-relieving activity, one I plan on usurping more frequently.
At the beginning of last week, some news was broken to me regarding my work situation. My boss has been deployed with his Army National Guard unit, and will be leaving for a years tour at the end of January. We have until then to get several things accomplished: (1) Figure out how we are going to deal with his absence, for which we have several options. (2) Stabilize the network infrastructure so that things will be easily recoverable while he is gone (and when he gets back). Lots to do, and not much time to do it in, but so far we are making decent time.
Needless to say, this could very well throw a monkey wrench in what I had been planning, and is a prime example of God showing his child that his timing and plans are best even when we can’t see them that way. I am of the opinion that God’s will is being done here, and I am eager to see how God intends to let things pan out. Things may still work out the way I was hoping for (and had previously felt that God was leading in the direction of), but they may not. This next week will determine this for the most part, and so I will pray that I will be able to discern God’s direction for my immediate future.
Oh, just updated to WordPress 3.0.2. Not sure what is new in this update (or the last one for that matter), but I’m curious. Nothing that reading the release notes and change-log won’t fix .