In no particular order ...
1. The first thing on my list, surprisingly enough, is the beautiful weather we have here in D.C. this Friday afternoon. After a semester of crazy weather, it is wonderful to be able to enjoy a lovely spring day.
2. Getting my car registration from Texas. Being a student, I knew that I didn't have to transfer my official residency to D.C. or to Tennessee, but I didn't know how Texas would feel about mailing my stuff out of state. I suppose it's not a big deal because they do it for military folks all the time. (When they go overseas, if their new station back in the States is in a different state from where their vehicle was registered, they can keep the original state if they so desire.) Anyway, Texas made it easy, and that makes my life much easier because I didn't have to get the aggravation, time, or expense of having to get my car registered in a new state and get the insurance transferred over and everything. Wheeee!
3. Getting a ministry placement for the summer. My original idea of working in the National Parks providing Summer worship services didn't work out. (Or at least I haven't heard from them yet.) But it may be for the best because the pastor that I spoke with seemed extremely excited about getting my services for the summer. It is very near where my mother lives, and there are a lot of bonuses involved with that. Perhaps, one of the biggest is that I'll be able to be with my mother on her birthday for the first time in over 10 years. Don't tell her yet, but I think we're going to have a party. :)
4. Getting connected with a number of my family and old friends on Facebook, including people who vowed that they would never be on Facebook. I don't know if I've ever said it here, but Facebook is NOT my favorite social networking platform. I love the creative freedom possible with blogs and message boards. Facebook is kind of bleh. But it cannot be denied that you can reconnect with old friends and family that may have gone the way of the four winds. The days of letter writing and keeping in regular contact with people has faded away. At least with Facebook there can be some "face time." You can see what the people that you care about are up to. People post their pictures and write blurbs about their lives. Would it be better to have some more direct contact with them via letter, e-mail, phone, or even text message? Yes, but it's not going to happen, and this is significantly better than nothing. :)
5. Only two weeks until the end of the semester! Woo! If you would have asked me the first week of September that I would live this long, I'm not sure that I could have given you a positive answer. (And that's positive vs. negative rather than positive vs. vague). Now, I'm at one year down, one year to go. If I think about it too much, it could get to be scary again. For now I want to concentrate on reaching a milestone. Yay! :)
That's all for now! Have a wonderful weekend!