Sunday, March 11, 2007

Nothing Better

As I sit here on the lana'i or veranda or patio and look out to the ocean I am reminded that there is nothing better than being on vacation. The weather is about 78 degrees with filtered sunshine. The ocean is green in places and blue further out. There are whales spouting on the horizon and surfers (about 13) trying to catch a wave. I can smell the sweet scent of...burning bacon. Alas, there is always an awareness of reality when you vacation with your parents..my dad just burned the bacon trying to make himself a BLT. Snapped back to reality!

I also am trying to write a 15 page research paper (with a table of contents, abstract and 8-10 references) by Saturday. I have about 8 pages done, but it's hard when I want to go play. I am proud of myself that I've finished, with relative success, the first quarter of my PhD. program. It is now something I think I can resolve to do and finish.

I do wish I could bring friends and family with me..but I do have a HUGE surprise to bring home with me...that none of you will guess! I'm so excited!

14 comments:

TheologyMom said...

What is it? What is it???? We missed you today at church and Board Meeting....we got a lot of decopaging done this weekend..all of the invites are done, hope you're having fun....

Mark said...

I am guessing a dolphin and we will create a pound outside of Mosaic - and it will leap over the entrance as people arrive. We have nice new deep brown floors and stuff is loading in - in just a few days.

Mark said...

oops meant a pond - not sure what a dolphin would do with a pound?

RED said...

I NEED TO KNOW - I CANT HANDLE TEASERS. I WILL DREAM ABOUT IT - IT WILL HAUNT ME - I MAY NEED TO BE COMMITTED BY THE TIME YOU GET BACK. (I may need to anyways)

Red Letter girl said...

HA HA!! It's a great surprise and one that will keep on giving and giving....I can't wait, but was sworn to secrecy!

You'll probably figure it out before too long...if you think, long, hard and far away.

TheologyMom said...

Herpes?

No, is it something from Hill and Phil? Or is it Hill and Phil???

Red Letter girl said...

Theology Mom! Herpes?? Gross.

Maybe...just maybe...you are right!

Mark said...

Ok - right about what - it is Phil and Hill? They are coming home with you? Or something from them? You are killing us..when do you get home? Saturday?

TheologyMom said...

Sorry, the herpes thing was actually Mark's idea...it does keep giving and giving. When DO you get home?

RED said...

Mark is just full of ideas lately isn't he Red letter girl -

TheologyMom said...

Just to make you jealous...I just had a Latte from Mosaic! The espresso machine is in!! Yeah!

Red Letter girl said...

I am so jealous! The first latte from Mosaic! How fun...I wish I had pictures to show my surprise that is coming home with me and stayng home with me (wink...wink....)

We get home on Saturday night - I will bring my surprise to church on Sunday for your viewing pleasure!

See you all soon..

TheologyMom said...

So, it has to be Hill and Phil...but that is huge!!

Bree just brought me another latte, delivered to my door! We're going to be working on the bathrooms tonight! The maps and flowers look great. Nothing is completely done, we got the bottom part of each bathroom done so they can put the mop board down around the bottom...so exciting, we have the pastor's luncheon tomorrow, we got babysitting so I actually get to help make coffee drinks! I'm going over this afternoon to practice - we miss you!

Mark said...

You keep saying it is a huge surprise - if in fact it is a person, not sure if huge is a good word to use. Perhaps fantastic would be best. Unless you are bringing home a sumo wrestler? that would be huge and I know huge.

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