jen is sick

well… i got into my senior seminar… praise God!!! now if scs would give me my phone service back and if my bronchitis would pick up and leave me… steve has his page back up. woooo hoooooo!!!!

returning

oh boy… where do i start in describing my winter break?

i worked at barnes and noble for two weeks which was fun though really tiring. retail at christmas is just nightmarish because you deal with so many people and so much merchandise. i ended up getting really sick twice — the second day i was back (which i am not going to talk about since it was both mortifying for me as well as disgusting) and the last day when i was having severe asthma problems. they diagnosed me with pleurisy (inflammation of the lungs).

i went to montana with ma famille and ma fiancée (yes… i know my french is atrocious) and that was wonderful. i got to see my extended family again and i got to play with my little cousins.
then, i left for urbana. urbana was so intense and amazing that it requires a page of its own. i’ll post it when i get a chance. i came back with bronchitis (which was mild considering that others came back with bad fevers and stuff).

i’m back at school now and doing classes again.

see you in 2001!

well… i’m out of here in a few hours. this means no more updates until january since i’ll be home and i can’t take my computer with me. i’ll probably (God willing) be working at barnes and noble over the break and visiting relatives in montana before flying to illinois for urbana. so… merry christmas/happy hannukah/happy solstice to everyone and to all a good night

caroling rehash

i was reflecting on last week’s caroling this morning and i remembered that some of us had been singing “this little light of mine” as we were walking through porter. it’s really interesting that we were singing it then because porter is one of the most “dark” colleges on campus. we actually have people from there in the fellowship this year (praise God!) but there is still a very anti-christian sentiment there. we did a few songs there since they seem to like us or at least think we’re amusing. the words “this little light of mine/ i’m gonna let it shine/let it shine,let it shine, let it shine!!!” probably would have gotten us jumped had it been any other time but somehow they let us do it under the guise of our christmas caroling. very interesting…

yesterday at church, don played two john michael talbot/michael card songs during communion. i have to say… it was perfect timing after his sermon on how Jesus suffered. he played “come to the table” and “advent suite” (since yesterday was the first sunday of advent). i got both off of napster when i got home and i think i am now addicted to john michael talbot. the guy has an *amazing* testimony and i was completely blown away when i read it.

ok… one final today and one a day for the next two days. i think i can manage that. 🙂

caroling

i went caroling last night with iv and it was soooo wonderful. it’s been a long time since i’ve been caroling (if ever) and it was wonderful to get to sing christmas music even though it isn’t advent yet. we went to 8 colleges last night and i’m sore today, but people loved listening to us. some even taped us. 🙂

mea culpa!

well… i have 4? pages of my paper done. hopefully i can get that last page and a half done tonight. i will also have kirtana check it during office hours.

joanna (my sister-in-law) emailed me and reminded me that i left a few things out of my description of thanksgiving:
-their charming good looks (not mentioned because i do not want competition with other girls for jon. joanna is beautiful and witty and insightful. attn guys: DATE HER!!!!)
-i won the harry potter trivia contest. (i rock!!! i am da queen!!!!)
-my mother-in-law victoria needs help in the yard. a strong, young guy (preferably a hottie) is needed. talk to me if you are interested.
-their quantity of cats. they have three cats: kelly (who is a jellicle cat and tried to displace me on the bed — the nasty cat would move to my pillow every time i got up in the middle of the night); tim (a fluffy grey cat who is a handsome beast); and nick — the tabby who is getting mighty BIG these days. (though… i think that tom and jann’s cat tom kitty is still the LARGEST of them all.)
-their cats’ intelligence: kelly is very intelligent… and very domineering. the two toms are quite intelligent as well though nick still likes to eat his tail.
-they are wonderful people. they really are. i felt totally loved this weekend. better joanna? (and yes i know that my grammar usage is atrocious.)