Snow Day Ramblings

It's snowing in North Carolina today. Actually it's been snowing quite a bit across the nation. I haven't seen snow in seven years. I think it snowed twice while I lived in So. Texas, but it had melted before I woke up.
I just woke from too long of a nap to receive a text relaying the cancelling of my church's service tomorrow. This disappoints me for two reason: (1) I'm excited about meeting people and being apart of the worship of this community, and (2) another day of hanging out with myself isn't all that appealing.
It's still another couple of days until I get my cable and internet hooked up, and until then my interaction with the outside world is largely limited to what my phone can do. Which is actually quite a bit, it's just all tiny. I don't think I'd have done well as an early American settler. That's something from my recent trip to Kenya (which I'll have more thoughts and photos on, once I resolve that internet issue previously mentioned) that I was thinking about. As we journeyed around the country I couldn't help but notice seeing all these people just hanging out sitting, or laying, on the side of the road. Many were walking to and from places, or selling goods, but often times they were just sitting. Maybe they were watching their goat flocks or waiting for a friend, i don't know.
As we drove to the airport to depart Nairobi we took a wrong turn and encountered two men sitting on somekind of concrete structure, in the middle of the night, apparently in the middle of nothing. Why were they there? What were they doing? Did they have nothing else or nowhere else they'd rather be?


Here I Come

Tomorrow afternoon we begin I'our trip to Kenya.
I'm sorry for not having blogged much recently. I'm still getting settled here in North Carolina, and have decided to wait until I return from Africa to get my cable and internet set up. And for some reason I don't post much from my phone.
Before heading to the airport tomorrow I'll be calling AT&T to set up my international data plan. So I should continue to Twitter, for those you who follow me on that.
I'll be back to full time blogging soon.


Moving Day!

I haven't been writing anything lately as I was packing and preparing for my move to North Carolina. But after months (or years) of waiting for this day it is finally here.
It's a little after 4:00 in the morning and I have a couple of little chores to do here at the home I have shared with my sister for the past year, but then I'm on the road.
The U-Haul is loaded down and the snacks are packed.
Time to drive.



Photos: Bookshelves

I love books.
I even love reading books.
But if I didn't love to read, I think I'd still love books.
There is so many reasons I love books, and this post isn't the time to list them.
But more specifically, I love the way they look on a shelf.
Which is why I love bookshelves.
Here are some photos I've been collecting: