Sunday, October 19, 2003
Man, I am in such trouble! I bought a new desk chair Friday night and just got around to putting it together this morning (just finished, in fact). It is so much more comfortable than the "student chair" I had in here previously that I may never get away from the computer now! I had been thinking of getting a new chair for several months, because the old one (purchased solely for the fact that it would adjust low enough to use at my desk yet high enough to use at my drawing table) was getting terribly uncomfortable and giving me backaches when I sat here for any length of time. I am one happy camper!
I had a great time at the VC Regional Allgroup last night. Brian and I rode up together in his new car, which he insisted on driving because he "needed to put some miles on it." It's a beautiful car, a silver Nissan Altima, with a CD player and most of the bells and whistles on it, so I didn't complain too much. He's a very good driver, and I was glad of the break.
We got up to Cincy about an hour before service, because we had heard that traffic would be terrible due to Cincinnati's Tall Stacks festival, which apparently only happens every four years. Traffic was very light, however, so we got to VC early and were able to hang out with folks before the service. I had to laugh at the first greeting I received--I was addressed as "Debi-licious." I think I'll adopt that as my new nickname. (Or maybe not.) :^)
The service itself was very cool, with Alan and Dave Nixon tag-team teaching. There was a worship station that I thought was very creative. It was a huge table draped with cloth on which was several small cups with a bit of honey in each. As you dipped your finger in and tasted the sweetness of the honey, you were to think about the weekend and the sweetest moment or revelation you'd received and write it on a large piece of paper provided. The best revelation I got out of the service was near the end, at a point in the service where we had about 30 seconds of quiet reflection. I thought about earlier in the evening, when Liz was giving us the 50-cent tour of one of the community houses at VC, the "white house" (where the Nixons live, btw). We talked about how cool it would be to have a place like that where there would be room for several families to live in a communal setting. I told Liz that I would totally move in with them if they had such a place. As I sat reflecting during service, I realized that I absolutely meant it. It was like a renewal of my commitment to the Creeches and to VBCC. I truly don't know what I'd do without them in my life.
Afterward, the VBCC singles group (Brian, Matt, and I), along with Bryan and Heather Sherwood, went across the river to Newport and ate at Buckhead's, which is one of my favorite restaurants. We had a good time talking and getting to know the Sherwoods. They are moving to Lexington (I guess I can say that now since it's on Bryan's blog), and will be hanging out with us at VBCC. They'll be a great addition to our circle.
Well, here it is nearly 11AM, and I've done nothing (except build the chair, which is so cool!), so I suppose I should get moving. I'm working out with Rachel in a couple of hours, which we haven't done in two or three weeks. I should be good and sore later today!
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