Friday, September 7, 2012
In addition to designing a major remodel, packing to move for the duration of the project, and preparing to home-school a high school student for the first time, the last two weeks have been consumed by the production of our 9th annual Joshua Fest—a Christian rock festival in Northern California that we* put on as a ministry** for teens (and others) that may not feel connected in the traditional Christian setting.
It isn't my style of music, but I love seeing the friendships and community formed while people are camping and enjoying the music. This year held a special treat for some of the old-school kids with bands like Five Iron Frenzy, Relient K, OC Supertones, and MXPX, and we went out with a bang Sunday night with Switchfoot as our headliner. I ran our official merch booth, (which means that I spent 13+ hours a day in a little room selling t-shirts, energy drinks, and ice,) which held the benefit of getting to meet a wonderful assortment of people who were completely jazzed to be there.
So that's what I've been up to. I have a lot to catch up on, and tons of reading I want to do (pictures of my nightstand coming soon) but all in all, life is good.
* "we" meaning my husband and a close friend...with the amazing voluntary help and support of family and friends, without whom we could never pull it off.
** it's an event that takes tons of volunteer hours and never makes a cent, but we've got an incredible group of people that all summon super-human strength and endurance for the week to make everything work perfectly.