Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Highlights

Here's what has been happening in my life in these last few busy weeks:
  • Philly has had a taste of spring! All the snow is gone, and we've had a mixture of some rain and some sunny days. This has helped me get back to a running routine, to start training for the Broad Street Run in May, which is 10 miles.
  • I was invited back to my internship congregation to preach, and enjoyed visiting with the wonderful people there.
  • I learned that TWO of my seminary friends are pregnant! This is in addition to my cousin, and my high school friend. All four are due around the end of summer/beginning of fall. Congrats, ladies! You're all in my prayers!
  • I'm on break this week, aka "Reading Week". My intention was to be super productive, but I'm also sick, so that will come after I recover a bit more.
  • I have been assigned to the New Jersey Synod of the ELCA! This synod was one of my top choices, so I'm excited. I think it helps that I'm somewhat familiar with the synod and the people since I did internship there. New Jersey is all I know at this point. I will be in conversation with the Synod staff more about a potential congregation in the coming days.
  • I've continued to knit and sew. I've completed two more projects in my sewing class (a bag and a pillow that you can see below), and just have to put the finishing touches on another. Tomorrow is my last class, so I'm excited to see what we'll make. (Also hoping I'm feeling at least a little better by then!) Also, keep an eye out for my next post. I have extra material to make smaller versions of the zippered bag and I'm thinking that since my next post will be my 50th I should do a giveaway.

3 comments:

Virginny Lee said...

cute bag! did you quilt it too? love the fabric for the pillow! very fun!

Devon said...

cute sewing projects!! of all things... I have yet to master sewing a pillow... LOL!

JJ said...

thanks!

VL- yes, it's quilted! that was the really fun part. :) i picked out the pillow fabric for my cousin's daughter - her room is pink and decorated with owls, so it's perfect!