Well, so anyways, what have I been up to? Well, I don’t really have the time to spend right now going back over every day and detail. However, I’ll note some of the items briefly. During our first Tuesday team meeting I was praised to my boss, by a co-worker, for the contributions and ideas I was bringing to the team. On Sunday, I went to the beach with Vanessa’s parents, brother, and his girlfriend. Let’s just say that it’s hard to get comfortable in 57 degree water. (burr) It was kind of different to be going with them without Vanessa there, but I had a really great time with them. I do have to say I really like her family, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know them more and more. On Monday Vanessa was back, we had already planned to go out on a date that night. I took her to a really nice Italian restaurant, the food was great, and I loved to hear all about her trip. After dinner we walked next door to Cold Stone for icecream. (yummy!) It’s so nice to have her back. Wednesday, I made us sloppy joes, afterwards we went for a walk over at Hager Park and then we went swimming in a little lake not too far away. It was another great evening.
Ok, so Thursday I was really going to post on my blog cause Vanessa had done the most amazing thing for me. I had a pretty long day at work that day, actually it’s been a pretty long week cause of a project I’ve been working on. When I got home at around 6:45, I found all of these paper hearts on the ground (of different sizes and colors) leading to my bedroom. You can see the photos I took on my photo gallery. I opened the door to my bedroom to find a floor full of ballons and a big banner. In ever balloon she had put little notes of things that she loved about me. I had so much fun popping balloons and reading what she had to say. I can only say that it totally made my day, and made me feel like the most blessed guy on earth, to have Vanessa in my life. I quickly at my supper and headed over to Vanessa’s to give her the biggest hug I could and thank her. We ended up watching a movie, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, yeah so it’s a chick flick but I don’t care. Actually, I had already seen it before. I think it was on TV one time.
Last night we went out to a camping area where Vanessa’s brother Vince was at with a bunch of people from his church. They were younger people probably around our age I guess. He had invited us to come out for the weekend but were just weren’t up to it this time. I had a fun time playing a camp ground game (it’s got boxes with washers you toss back and forth) and getting to know some of the people there. We didn’t get home until around 11:45.
And so that brings me to today. We went shopping for groceries earlier, then I ate lunch, got the dishes done, and did some reading and now blogging here. We’re going to go see Pirates of the Caribbean this afternoon, then go for a late supper afterwards.
Well, I’m really enjoying my job and the people I work with. It’s been kind of interesting getting to know the guys I work with. It’s been not just about the work but also an opportunity to share about each others lives as well. I’m really approaching my job not as a ministry project or some place to evangelize, but some place where I can build some relationships that could open the doors to sharing further about my faith. Ok, that’s all for now. Cio!