I keep telling myself to go to bed early - yet I am still online at this hour.

But I can't complain. This is the first time in a long while that I've gotten home straight from work at a decent hour (i.e. 7:30), run (it felt soooo good to run outside), commence cleaning the never ending mess in my room, start catching up with my emails from months ago, and eating dinner at home.



It's been 3 months since I last posted - this is truly the longest hiatus I've ever had on this blog.

A lot can happen in 3 months... while some things seem to be changing at the speed of light, other things remain the same. It's funny, however, that sometimes I'd like things to stay the way they are with the former scenarios while with the latter, I'd like things to change (for better or for worse). I'm learning though, that God places us in each circumstances for a reason although I quite haven't figured out (and may not until years later) why, especially ones that have been lingering for quite some time.

Anyway, jet lagged-ness has prompted me to post, as I feel like I have just pulled an all-nighter and can't quite sleep anymore. I just returned from a two-week trip in the Middle East, focusing on Israel while spending two days in Jordan and a day in Egypt. It's definitely been an awesome trip - getting to know new friends (most of them are my parents' age, if not older), climbing and nearly tripping off mountains (literally), and walking through historic biblical sites. I took well over 1,000 pictures - all of them are not presently with me though, as my trusty tripmate Andrew has them all on his portable 120 GB photo drive.

This fall's crazy slew of activities also contributed to my absence on this blog. This is the first year since I started working a few years back that I could commit to other activities outside of work - ministry, personal interests, etc. I think I overestimated the free time I had though. Here's the typical schedule (after work hours, that is):

Monday - baking classes at George Brown College
Tuesday - Volleyball
Wednesday - Volleyball
Thursday - OFF :)
Friday - small group (Sept/Oct); Genesis fellowship (Nov/Dec)

I also have to fit in studying for an exam somewhere in between... heh. Not so good in terms of my packed schedule. But, despite the busy-ness of things, Iam enjoying what I've been doing for the past while.

Anyway I should attempt to sleep as tomorrow is my first day back at work since two weeks ago. Hopefully my next blog will be much sooner than 3 months from now. After all, Ihave a handful of baking stories, trip stories, and other things to share.

Thanks for reading :)