This week I had one paper due, two test to take, one group presentation to give, and one quiz (which I failed). However, despite the huge amount of work, I managed to survive. The biggest help in it all is that Just a Gal and the kids were away for the week visiting family. While I missed them a bunch, it is amazing how much less pressure there was on me this week. While I wouldn’t trade my wife and kids for the world, I’ll admit that when I realized how amazingly easy all you unmarried seminarians have it I was a little jealous. Again, I in no way would want to have things differently… but seminary was a completely different experience this week.
So, I picked the wife and kids up from the airport last night. It really amazes me how much kids seem to change in just a week. Sweet Pea looks like she’s grown so much… but it has only been 7 days (how can that be?). The funniest part about picking up the family was, as I was waiting, I bought some Nutter Butters to munch on. When the fam finally came through the security area the kids ran over to me. As Little Man was running I stooped down and opened my arms. He was smiling and heading right for me and then his eyes caught the cookies. I could see what was happening in his mind… dad or cookies… which shall I choose?
Thankfully, he only stuttered for a moment and then regained his focus on giving me a hug. He gave me a longer than usual hug, which was nice. We let go of our embrace and I asked him how he was doing to which he replied, “Good… hey dad, what’s that?” pointing, of course, to the cookies.
Back to Work
With the week being so full of school I haven’t worked in about a week and a half. This, of course, is bad for the wallet. So, today I am cranking away at projects I put on the shelf. Of course, that includes Going to Seminary. I can’t believe I had a week with no “two cent Tuesday” or “thrifty Thursday.” How, oh how, did you all survive?!?
Well, no need to worry… I’m back to blogging and will have some content up and going this coming week. Along with that, having the week off from the site gave me some time to think about changes that need to be made to make Going to Seminary a better site. While I’m not going to make any changes immediately, I think Going to Seminary 2.0 will be a project a work on this summer. That said, feel free to let me know anything you think we could add/change to make the site more useful/better.
Finally, the Seminary meme is spreading around the world. I’m pretty sad that the trackbacks are working as planned. I’m doing my best to keep up with everyone who has entered by tracking them down through a couple different methods. If you’ve filled out the meme on your site, be sure to leave a comment on the post and that’ll ensure that you are 100% entered. Remember, the prize is a $100 gift certificate to Eisenbrauns.