The Weekend: We had lots of family in town to participate in Henry's baptism with us yesterday. We had a great time eating lots of food, sharing stories, and being together. We had a family friend do the baptism so that I could participate as a parent not the officiant. That was really nice.
To-do This Week: Organize the office - closing out 2008 and getting files and such ready for 2009. Plus I am preaching at our District's leadership training event this Saturday, so I need to get ready for that.
Procrastinating: Working on the leadership training day for our church...
Book I'm in the Midst of: For Christmas I got Thorstein Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class. It was first published in 1904. A very interesting economic and sociological look at a how humans choose to stratify themselves. This is the book where the term "conspicuous consumption" was first coined.
Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: Still reaching back to the past I stretched back to middle school by purchasing Run-DMC's greatest hits. Its pretty "bad" stuff. ("not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good!" - if you can name the song that lyric comes from I will send you a prize.)
How I am feeling about this week: I feel pretty good. I am really enjoying having time together with family and look forward to a day or two of downtime this week to ring in the new year.