I think these past two weeks have been some of the busiest in my entire life, if not the busiest. Tuesdays and Thursdays are particularly ridiculous – I leave my dorm at 11:30; return at 12:45 to take out books and stuff for my morning class and put in my books and stuff for my afternoon classes; run to lunch with my friend Mary; class at 2:30; class at four; dinner with Katie and Steph; class at six – and finally, I return to 216E at about 7:20. If it’s Thursdays I head out to Bible study at Stacy‘s at eight. As for Tuesdays – well, I’ll expand on that in a second.
I auditioned for Campus Ministry’s praise team Wednesday. I’m supposed to find out if I make it today. The audition was super low-key and I did well. I was a total mess beforehand and Stacie – the worship leader – asked me if this was something that stressed me out, and I said, “It will until I sit behind the piano – I know it’s not supposed to, but it is.”
And no surprise – I sat down at the piano, and the nerves disappeared.
All that mostly to say that if I make it I’ll have to go to the 8-10 Tuesday practices. But I have to be honest and say I can think of no better way to end my craziest days of the week than worship and fellowship.
I went down to the multi-purpose room last Monday to practice for my audition. I spent an hour in worship at the piano and it was one of the best things I’ve done in my entire life. I’d forgotten exactly what it’s like to sit, play, and sing in a no-pressure situation, just letting the music spill around me and lose myself in it.
Saturday Liz, Kelsey, and I took Stephanie out for her nineteenth birthday, which was yesterday. We told her that we were going to ride the bus to the downtown campus and Liz would pick us up and drive us from there to her new apartment, but we were really going to go to dinner at a restaurant downtown that Steph had mentioned wanting to go to. Because of the rain, Steph decided she’d prefer to drive, so we ended up actually going to Liz’s apartment, and then we told her what the actual plan was and drove downtown from there. She was so surprised!
I hate homework. But I feel like y’all already knew this.
The other thing I hate is makeup. It was impossible to wear any in Honduras, because it was so hot, so I got out of the habit of wearing any. I wore it maybe twice to work after getting back, but other than that, I haven’t worn makeup in over two months. I normally only wear foundation, but when we went out Saturday, I put blush, eyeshadow, and mascara on, too. All I’d like to say about that is that I love mascara for the second – and only that one second – after I put it on. Before and after that second I’m just dreading the difficulty of trying to take the stuff off before I go to bed for the night.