Sunday, December 11, 2005

Waking up at 6:30 is never easy when you’re used to getting up for work about two hours later than that, so I overslept a little and got up at 6:45. I had set the alarm on radio (Amanda prefers that horrible buzzer) but I didn’t realize the volume was turned down. Anyway, they want the people who are directing at church to come in an hour before the service now to help go through things and set up shots and the like, so I was there at 7:30. I mostly sat around though, even though I was looking for things to do. I think it would have been helpful to get there early if the camera people showed up …

Saturday, December 10, 2005

The plan, I thought, was that Amanda was going to go shopping while I stayed home and watched the Duke/Texas game. What it turned out to be was that Amanda and I were going to go to Manhattan Bagels for breakfast, then instead of dropping me back off, I was going shopping with Amanda until game time. I guess it turned out to be productive enough. We got a few gifts and found a Christmas tree ornament for this year at Things Remembered. See, we’re trying to get an ornament every year, preferably with a little place to put a picture on it so we can have a progression through the years. It’s hard to find an ornament with the …

Friday, December 9, 2005

As soon as Amanda got home it was a rush to get ready for the office Christmas party. It felt nice, both of us getting dressed up a bit and all. The party was at The Oceanic, and Biltmark got the entire top floor. We mostly sat with Jennifer, who works with Amanda, and her husband, Matt. They haven’t been in town very long at all and have been trying out a few different churches. They tried out Port City but were afraid that it was so big they’d never get to meet anyone, so we invited them to check out our group sometime. I had a few screwdrivers and Amanda had a glass of wine along with the cheese …

Thursday, December 8, 2005

I’ve got to be honest, I’m writing this after the fact, and I really can’t recall anything happening on this day. Amanda can’t either.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005 – Pearl Harbor Day

Kim called this evening and said that Paul just gotten home with a temperature of 103 and as a result they wouldn’t be able to host the group tonight, so Amanda and I did a quick cleaning job and ordered a pizza. Ben and Jessica split the pizza with us, but Rob and Kristen were coming from the gym and didn’t want to ruin that. We mostly just hung out, so as to not get ahead in the book we’re working on. The good thing about doing things that way tonight was that there was a Duke game on and I would have missed it otherwise. They played Penn and won by a decent margin. They’re starting to play like …