14 November 2006

Omaha

Bacon's Great & I returned from Omaha last night. The trip was so fun, and I am somehow tired after this short vacation, as often happens when you travel.

The drive there was somewhat dark and weather-filled. We ran into gust-fronts and a bit of snow (a teeny bit), but Beck, U2 and Jeff Buckley helped the ride go smoothly.

Omaha is fully in winter. It was cold! We had a great time staying at Daphne's beautiful apartmennt & hanging at Jara's across the hall. These two make me laugh so much. The weekend was full of drinking things like tea, wine & coffee, eating things like Daphne's amazing split pea soup, croissonts! and green olives, talking, laughing, book perusing, hearing stories, smoking apple hookah, catching up with old friends & making some new ones.

The WMF Beggars Society meeting was inspirational; Shane Claiborne is a great, grace-filled and truly original person following after God's heart.

Jara gave me a Sri Lankan 2 rupee coin like this for my birthday and it made me happy and sad.

We listened to M.Ward, Josh Garrels & The Myriad on the way home, which were also quite nice soundtracks. I've been 28 for two and a half days and it feels pretty good.

Tonight, it's literally back to the grind for me.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a lovely time. - Tanya

2:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, ange. sounds like you had a beautiful trip. . . we should lift a glass together soon in celebration of another year of life for both of us.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angela! I was reading the blog of a friend (Daphne) of a friend of mine (Renae, theonegrand.com) and came across your name... So fun to read about your life and see what you've been up to since Covenant days. I'm kind of weirded out by how many connections exist between Omaha/Lincoln, St. Louis and Chattanooga, but it sure is lovely to re-discover old friends.

I'd love to hear more about your world. I'll try to email you sometime soon.

Rebecca Tredway (www.tredways.org/blog)

11:00 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Happy Late Birthday!
Hope that the daily grind involves some tasty coffee and a treat or two.

Wishing you a YEAR OF HOPE with refreshing reminders of God's faithfulness whatever may come!

10:34 PM  
Blogger April said...

agh! i can't believe i forgot your birthday even after you told me last week...i'm such a loser...
Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

6:10 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

happy birthday friend....sorry i missed it !! kristin and i have a present for that she will bring when she comes....its an all in one kind of thing....more of a just because you are you present.

7:50 AM  

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