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my apartment is a disaster. furniture is haphazard, presents are half-wrapped, decorations not fully hung. this is what happens when i decide that stringing lights and garland around the entire one hundred foot perimeter of my living room and kitchen is a great idea at one thirty in the morning. and did i mention i'm having people over tonight for a little holiday party? eek.

my life is a disaster as well. but in a good way. the local university has been on winter break since thanksgiving, and classes resume the first week of january. i am in no way affiliated with the school, but somehow this insane six week break has affected my schedule. the holiday season is upon us and has increased my general busyness, while at the same time almost everyone i spend time with has had nothing to do for the past three weeks. this means more random social events [poker on monday until midnight? sure! get together for a jam session? no problem!] and less free time for this introvert.

not that i should complain. a year ago i was grieving the loss of my old church and of dear friends moving away; as a result, i had exactly one person in this town that i could truly call "friend". there are plenty more details, but just know that things were rough. it was the worst period of my life by far.

so, as rachel so obviously pointed out to me in conversation: this busyness is not a bad problem to have.
Posted on Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 01:17PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments11 Comments

Reader Comments (11)

any decision made reguarding stringing lights at 1:30 am is a bad decision. but it is a another step toward fully hung decorations! it is amazing how the university break can affect your pace. but even in non university jobs in this town the change of pace can be refreshing.
Dec 21, 2004 at 02:13PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
true, true.

you getting the hang of this blog thing, paul? :D
Dec 21, 2004 at 02:59PM | Registered Commentermdog
'tis the season to be busy
fa la la la la la la la la!
everyone is in a tizzy
fa la la la la la la la la!
staying sane's out of the question
fa la la la la la la la la!
but it beats juletide depression
fa la la la la la la la la!
Dec 21, 2004 at 03:11PM | Unregistered Commenteramo
i'm happy for you, friend, that you are busy with new pals! tis a blessing, no?

btw, who's paul?? me smells fresh meat :mewe:
Dec 21, 2004 at 04:53PM | Unregistered Commenterlana
oh. my. word.

the paul in question is my friend and MARRIED PASTOR...
Dec 21, 2004 at 05:24PM | Registered Commentermdog
ha ha! lana . . . too funny!!!
Dec 21, 2004 at 05:33PM | Unregistered Commenteramo
It's been a while since I was called fresh meat. But I wasn't offended. In fact, I can't wait to tell my wife! BTW, nice song.
Dec 22, 2004 at 08:36PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
Hi Paul,
Please don't be scared away. I like hearing pastors' perspectives and I think most are scared of blogs for some of the above-demonstrated reasons.

Dec 22, 2004 at 08:40PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
I won't be scared away. (It takes a whole lot more than that to scare me away!) I'm new to the blog thing...so I'm not sure of blog etiquette. Anything I need to know? How do I set one of these up?
Dec 22, 2004 at 08:46PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
i'm sure the wife will love to hear that you are "fresh meat"!

blog etiquette here at unleashed is essentially just not posting last names, emails, addresses, etc.; most anything else is welcome and encouraged.

if you click on the "powered by squarespace" banner to the right, that will take you to the squarespace homepage. there should be some sort of free trial signup, if you're interested in testing a blog of your very own. www.blogger.com is a popular blog hosting site as well.
Dec 22, 2004 at 09:08PM | Registered Commentermdog
livejournal.com is another popular one too.

All the cool people are doing it.
Dec 22, 2004 at 10:12PM | Unregistered CommenterSteve

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