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Apparently I do. ๐Ÿ˜›

Anyway, the past couple of weeks have been pretty quiet. Well, if you don’t count yesterday and the week I spent back at the nougat factory.

Yesterday I went a friend’s wedding, which was pretty awesome. I’m a huge sucker for romance, particularly when it involves my friends, and this wedding was the epitome of romantic, in my opinion. I will readily admit to getting rather teary-eyed when they exchanged their vows. Besides being beyond adorable, the two of them clearly took the time to get to know each other and let their relationship mature before taking the plunge, so to speak. And most importantly, they’ve made God the focal point of the relationship. I’d say their marriage is off to a great start. ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news, I’ve been following the Women’s World Cup for the past couple of weeks, and I have to say I’ve been enjoying it more than the men’s World Cup last year. For one thing, the French ladies played much better – even made it to the semifinals. This was a huge boost for French women’s soccer; at least, I hope so. I’m a tad disappointed they didn’t make it to theย  final, but considering that this was only their second World Cup and that in 2003 they didn’t even make it past the group stage, I’m more proud than anything. And USA is in the final, so I can’t complain too much. (Speaking of which, I better wrap this up quickly;ย  the game starts in 20 minutes.)

Not much to say about my week at the nougat factory, except I learned to always make sure that when I bring a lock for my locker, I also bring the matching key. Otherwise I have to track down one of the maintenance guys to cut the lock. Oops… ๐Ÿ˜›

Other recently learned lessons include:
– Always bring a pair of tennis shoes to the barn. You never know when someone is going to organize a bareback trail ride down the river, and your boots will thank you.

– Never drink iced tea while watching a 2-hour movie unless you can pause it.

– Hot leather car seat covers and shorts don’t mix.

Other item of note: got Peter Furler’s solo album the other day, and it is excellent. Honestly, I originally bought it because I’m a Newsboys fan and I was mildly curious to see (or hear, rather) what Peter’s come up with since leaving the band. I was kind of expecting it to be fairly Newsboys-ish, musically, so I was (pleasantly) surprised to find that it’s not. He was really doing his own thing with this album. Lyrically, some amazing stuff (not that I was expecting any different). This is definitely going to be in heavy rotation for a good while. ๐Ÿ™‚

OK, end of shameless plug. Off to watch soccer now…

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So, I’ve been meaning to update this thing for over a week now, but between my computer being obnoxious, various distractions and life in general, it hasn’t happened until now. My deepest apologies. I was hoping to do a post with lots of pictures, because I have a ton from last month that I’ve been itching to share. However, there’s a World Cup soccer match (France vs. Uruguay) coming on in 15 minutes, so this will have to be quick. Pictures will wait until next time.

So, a quick recap of the past couple of weeks:

– May 15th: Tom and Adrien (two of the guys from the youth conference) got baptized. We roadtripped all the way down to Toulouse for the weekend, and it was well worth the exhaustion and battling traffic jams on the way back.

– May 22nd: My youngest sister’s 20th birthday party. We pulled out all the stops: guests from all over the country (or so it seemed), two scrumptious homemade cakes made by yours truly, and a semi-professional DJ friendย who kindly volunteered to provide the music, as well as the bubbles, smoke and foam. Etienne, you rock. ๐Ÿ˜€ And let’s not forget the traditional Twister tournament.

– Last weekend: a lovely visit from a Welsh couple finishing up a few weeks of vacation in France. Fun times. ๐Ÿ™‚

– As of Sunday: Charly, another friend from the youth conference, is staying with us for the summer. She and I spent a good part of the week looking for summer jobs together. So far she’s managed to snag a 2-week job on a farm, and I might be helping with the catering for the annual Republican Banquet (as in the French Republic, not the Republican Party). It amuses me no end that it’s on the 4th of July. ๐Ÿ˜›

– This Sunday: wedding service at church! ๐Ÿ˜€

Well, I have to run now, but I should be able to update tomorrow,ย or Sunday at the latest.

Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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