easter break is over. i was supposed to stay in the rivv but ended up coming home. it was the first easter for hope church of san mateo and i felt so blessed to be a part of it! it's probably one of my favorite easters yet! the main thing that made this easter sad was that it was not with as much family as usual. mom went to one church, we went to another. we were in san mateo, the other family was in redding. just weird, no bad.
break essentially started out with the urgent care in riverside. thinking i had strep throat a.e.b. the white patches on my throat, i eagerly waited for two hours in the waiting room. once i saw the doctor, he could not simply say i had strep, but insisted that i had a bilateral ear infection. awesome. especially when i had a flight in about 30 hours. after an all day process of getting antibiotics, i took a nap. and did no homework.
on thursday, i went to a new doctor who looked at me kinda funny like when i told her my circumstances. but after some clarification and things that will not be named, i got free samples of a new prescription. excited to start those. also talked with a nurse recruiter who totally shut me down. lovin the california job market. later, my sister took me shopping for my trip this summer. i got some bomb stuff! super excited to look legit...now if only i can feel legit when i'm hiking....hmm....we had dinner with the fam cause it was close to my cousin's birthday and he's heading to the east coast because he got a government job. super exciting, jon!
friday, we returned some unnecessary purchases and took the new boots on their maiden voyage to edgewood park. later, our dad informed us that there had recently been a mountain lion siting. excellent. i tried to do hw that day, but to no avail. that night, we went to hope's good friday service. it was excellent. the attitude was to be mournful over our sin, but to rejoice in work of Christ, knowing that he alone made a way to God. in that knowledge we sang, read, and communed. we had a post-good friday gathering (this seems to be a tradition in my life. from bowling to movie watching to yogurt eating, good friday "after-parties" are truly the norm). it was good to catch up with old friends.
saturday was the reunion tour of the gover-steiger dates. we went to the city, san francisco that is, and walked around the embarcadero at the farmers market. we drank blue bottle coffee, ate some nasty chocolate, and saw some interesting characters. the grovers also agreed to take some photos of me for graduation announcements. i realized how much i am not a fan of having my picture taken. after a bomb lunch, we headed to baker beach to take some more beautiful pictures and enjoy the view. good day to be sure.
sunday started early as we headed to starbucks at 0600 and then to the hinky dilinky at 0615. the service started not too long after. i never realized how much i took standing during worship for granted. it was good to do that again. it was awesome to sing of Christ outside with like-minded believers. then, off to breakfast, not brunch, at the hills. so good to meet new people, catch up with friends, and have "nurse" talk. family came over that evening. it was a struggle with the padre, but what can i do?
today, i started 1 corinthians. i realized how many books of the Bible i have had sermons in or studied snipets of, but never really read them. so 1 corinthians is the first to be dived into. already, i am amazed by our God.
1 corinthians 1:26-31
"For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, 'Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.'"