So it's high time I wrote a blog about my actual life! I hope you enjoyed/found challenging the Psalm 119 blog. I know I did. I'm sad it's over, but it's not really over. The things I've learned will stay with me. I'd like to blog through something else next, maybe one of the gospels? But it's quite a bit commitment, and this term I'll have a dissertation to write! Argh! So anyway, here's what's been going on while I've been busy blogging about other things.
So, the last blog I wrote was about my dinner party. It doesn't feel like it was that long ago, but I guess it was a while. Quite a lot has happened since then. Actually, not that much, but what has happened has been pretty significant! About the time I wrote the last one, I was filling in epic application forms for a position with UCCF: The Christian Unions, which would be a one-year voluntary (i.e. I won't get paid) position on a 'discipleship training programme' working with Christian Unions at universities. About a month ago, I suppose, I had an interview for the job. It was quite an epic thing, being an hour long, but weirdly, I really enjoyed it! Are you supposed to enjoy interviews? Well, I did. Anyway, so I have recently got the letter through to say that I got the job! Hooray! So, as of September, I'll be the new Relay worker for Norwich, so I get to stay in the city and at UEA too! I'm really excited about it! If you want to find out more about what Relay is, go here http://www.uccf.org.uk/relay/what-is-relay.htm.
It's been Christmas, of course, so that occurred. I was still at uni when my parents put their decorations up, but luckily I got to decorate the church I go to at uni, with some of my friends. Unfortunately I was in an awful mood for the whole last week (or maybe last 2 weeks) of term... so I apologise to everyone I came into contact with... especially Connie and Laurence, who I fear got the full brunt of the thing. Christmas in the Wood household was relaxing and quiet. One set of my grandparents came for the day with their dog Molly, we ate waay too much food, as anybody would, played some games and did some jigsaw puzzles.
Over the holiday period, my parents and I played nine games of Monopoly. Yes, nine. Mum made a score sheet, and if you win a game, you get three points, if you come second you get 2 points, and if you lose you get one point (for good sportsmanship, I suppose) and the winner would be crowned Monopoly champion. I won, of course. My Dad, who is obsessed with Monopoly and always always wins, didn't win a single game. We're hoping it's out of his system now. I think he mentioned something about burning it... (not really).
I've done lots of loserish, crafty things, like cross stitch and paint by numbers, in order to relieve the immense stress I felt at the end of term. I also made loads of cards and finished up my scrap book, so now I need to get a new one, I suppose.
New Year's Eve was fun, we had a party at our church. I went up in the afternoon to help stack the chairs away, and I ended up learning to waltz! There's a lovely man at church, who is 86 I believe, but he doesn't seem any older than 60! He has more energy than me, in fact, most of the time! He led some dancing, and was said teacher of the waltz. Very patient, as some of you may have noticed, I'm not that coordinated... and perhaps a bit clumsy...
The other significant thing is... I cut my hair! Well, I didn't, the hairdresser did. My hair used to reach to the underwire of my bra (sorry for being graphic!) but now it skims my collarbones. I had it cut like Emma from Glee... ( http://prommafia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/emma-glee.jpg ) if you don't know what she looks like. I really like it. I feel like a grown up now! Which I have to become at some point, I suppose.
I think that's most of what's been occurring in my life, and anyway I have to go and put on some makeup now, because I'm going out with my grandma in a bit. I'm very excited about tomorrow because I'm going to Essex for Beccy's birthday, so I get to see lots of my girlies :) We're going to go out in Essex I think, and then on Saturday I'm going straight back to Norwich, which is great because I miss all my friends sooo much.
So, hope you all had a great Christmas, and wishing you all many blessings in 2011!