I just wanted to let everyone know that Monica has been in Las Vegas, Nevada, most of this week for work. It could not have worked out better, though, because this is paper week (one down, one to go). I don’t have to feel bad that I didn’t go to bed last night. Well, I kind of feel bad because Cali makes it her mission to stay up with me, so she is pretty tuckered this morning. Anyway, maybe we can put a picture up of Monica in Vegas soon.
Well, it is paper week at HUGSR, and it is nuts. . . for the M. Div Bible guys, that is. Man do they stress out about their papers! My M. Div days are over, but I remember those days. However, I never spent as much time in the library as many of these guys. It kind of makes me feel inferior—kind of like I should work really hard on my papers. I do have a few things in my favor, and I would like to list them:
6. They are typically shorter in length
5. No commentaries or feszhersdgscktnrifts to look up
4. I focus on quality time, not quantity time (not that they don’t)
3. I know my counseling professors will accept me no matter what I write (if they don’t like it, it’s because there is something going on inside of them)
2. We only work in one language, and our original manuscripts are in English
1. They’re just easier, especially since I get to write about how I feel about what I write—that’s at least 2 pages!
I was not trying to be funny. I just want you to know how much easier my life is during these weeks.
I was reminded yesterday morning that Cali is a dog and not human. She proceeded to puke something up and then eat it again. That is not only not human, but utterly disgusting. Although, I am surprised Dave Ramsey doesn’t suggest for humans to do that in order to save a few bucks on food.
The Thompsons are doing well, thank you. We are experiencing some disenchantment with the world of work, but we think that is mainly because work is stressful for both of us right now. It stinks how much a bad day at work can affect a person. The whole point of the 8-5 is so that you can leave it there. It’s funny, but Monica and I both get paid for listening to people’s problems. The not so funny part is my clients do not usually take out all their frustration on me, but Monica’s clients often do. If my clients attack me, we get to talk about it, but if Monica’s clients attack her, she just has to take it—the customer’s always right, even if he is wrong!
We are kind of bored right now with our lives. Sleep. Work. Eat. Watch TV. Sleep. That is kind of a crappy routine, but at least we’re comfortable and safe. Things should pick up as the summer comes and we have a little more time on our hands. I’m almost finished with school (two classes this summer) and have a summer job in line. So, we will soon have many more possibilities open to us. The question I pose is this: What do you do when your life gets boring? We need some answers. . .
Ben and Monica are superheroes living in Memphis. They have the most adorable puppy on earth and live in a house with a red door. Together they are unstoppable, and apart they are still pretty awesome.