Friday, September 7, 2012

Starved.

I've just come off two weeks of insane craziness and am simply starved for some time to read and blog. The fact that I am typing this post must mean that life has started to shed its frenetic energy, slowing to the point of Very Busy, but my Google Reader is over 600—the highest it has ever been—so I have some work to do!

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.

5 comments:

  1. Whoa 600! I don't think mine's ever gone over 400. Sounds like a great time (and I even recognized a few of the bands that made it mainstream). Enjoy catching up and reading everything.

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    1. I know, right? Daunting for sure. I'm looking forward to catching up on everyone else's doings. :)

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  2. Wow, you really have been super busy, so I salute you. Although I had a moment of stupidity when I first read Joshua Fest and I somehow imagined a tribute festival to U2's Joshua Tree album and thought, Yeah.

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    1. Wouldn't that be something? During the festival I kept thinking how different my ultimate lineup would be than the music that was there...mix some author readings in there and I'd be in heaven. :) Still and all, it made for fun times.

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  3. Oh I know that feeling, the deep need to read and write and reflect. Hope you can clear some time, soon.

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