2011 Relationships

I Can Feel the World Circling

January 20, 2011
  sniffing round me in the night…
And the lost sheep grow teeth, forsake the lambs
and lie with the lions

I’ve still been spending a lot of time thinking about my goals. My previous (and proven wrong, very wrong) theory was that if I had many ambitions, I was bound to make good progress in at least some of them. This may be the case for other people, but for me it just has a diluting effect in which I make little progress across the board. So, some endeavors are going to be downgraded, for the next few months at least, so I can focus on my most dear ones: French and guitar. When I visualize myself having achieved my goals, they are the two that give me the most joy: Chattering carelessly in French and playing a bunch of beautiful guitar songs.

Anyways, the days, they are amazing. Katie and I had another awesome jam session on Monday. I wish that could be a weekly (or near-weekly) thing. Even though we make little discernable progress, playing incorrect chords along with Disney songs is surprisingly fun. I’d felt exasperated that day, but coffee with Lyndsay helped keep me in the green after the morning, and Tom and Katie cheered me right up later on. I am fortunate to have those three.

Last week, on the way to bible study with Mike and Jay, my car broke down while we were getting gas. I left it in the parking lot almost all weekend before dad and uncle Derek were able to get it started. I am so happy it’s alright now! It just needed a new battery. My parents helped me out so much and God definitely had a hand on that situation. The battery was going to fail and I can’t think of any better place for it to have happened. I hope that’s the end of my car troubles for now.

A few days ago I met Tom’s parents at last and they are lovely. I hope his mamma wasn’t kidding about watching five hours of Pride and Prejudice together because I definitely wasn’t. Today I went and bought the (zombie-less) book. Because I’m not reading enough books at the moment. Harry Potter in French, cover-to-cover Narnia (first time) and a People’s History of Christianity (borrowing from Jared). I should have ample in-car reading time this weekend, though, because we’re going to Lethbridge to celebrate Grandma’s 80th birthday. I’m a dork and I love family parties. Excited!


January 31, 2011

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    January 21, 2011

    I love it, Colette! You are a beautiful writer 🙂 Best of luck to you on the guitar – that instrument mystifies me and I have mad respect for those learning to play! Also, have you read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. That (along with Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter) are on my to-read list (keep in mind this list is about 50 books long at any given moment).



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