1. When I was in Kindergarten, I decided I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. When I was in middle school, I decided I wanted to teach English. My junior year in college, I freaked out because I’d never thought about doing anything except teaching English, and I was afraid I’d made a huge mistake. I considered changing my major and going into meteorology, but I figured my parents might kill me. I stayed in English Education.
2. I’ve been trying to figure out the aperture setting on my camera. The problem is that no matter how I change the number, it always looks the same to me. I’m not sure it’s working. I’m frustrated, but determined to get it figured out.
3. Making yeast bread is a therapeutic experience for me. I love kneading it. It’s mindless, but it helps me work out my frustrations (like frustrations about not understanding how to work my camera.) I can’t see myself ever using a mixer to knead my bread dough for me. I haven’t had time to make bread recently, and my frustrations are piling up. Soon I think I need to make some bread so my heart and mind can be at rest again.
4. Chef thinks it’s crazy how I can listen and look at him and continue typing at the same time. I didn’t learn to type until I was a junior in high school, which was much later than most of my classmates. And even then, I only took the typing class because I was going to major in English in college and knew I’d have a gazillion papers to write and hunt-and-peck was not going to work. I would be in a world of hurt if I didn’t know how to type.
5. I can’t remember the last movie I saw in the theatre. I know it was on our anniversary in June, and I know it was raining and I know we drove down to the north side of Indianapolis to go to the big new movie theatre there, but I have no idea what the film was.*
7. I’ve been meditating on the following verse a lot lately: “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.” Psalm 138:8
8. Facebook sucks far too much energy out of me. I’ve had to cut back.
*After seeing a commercial for the upcoming release of the movie on DVD, I remembered that we saw Star Trek. I liked it.