Since my last blog, I’ve returned to Bowling Green and school (blech), but not before going to service at the church I’d been helping out with over spring break. Sojourn Moorhead (the name of the church we were working with, which I think I failed to mention before) meets in a Warming House (which is just a building in parks where people can relax and warm up after skating or playing in the snow) down the street from John’s house (the church planter/current leader of Sojourn Moorhead). The church is still pretty small but we did get three visitors which was awesome. One was a guy we met while working the table at MSUM :) That weekend started their spring break, so we didn’t figure we’d have very many students show up, but hopefully some will check the church out in later weeks. Several sounded very interested when we talked to them. After church we had a quick lunch, said good bye to everyone, and headed home. And I just have to say that night flights are so much prettier than day flights. Leaving from our layover in O’hare, the ground looked like it had veins of light and sparkles. I thought it was pretty neat.
I did want to mention one thing I found very frustrating about Saturday, but doesn’t really have much to do with the trip overall, lol. We were walking around one of the neighborhoods when all of a sudden I start hearing chickadees! (In case you don’t remember, they are the birds Amy and I are studying for our Ecology class). All I could think was, “NO! You aren’t supposed to be here! You’re supposed to be at the Bio-preserve so I can actually study you! Why do you show up now, but not when I have binoculars and data sheets!” lol.
Speaking of chickadees, we failed to see any again today. Because it was storming this morning I didn’t even get to go out to the preserve, but I did go with Amy to her study site (a local park). After an hour of observing, we hadn’t seen any chickadees, but we did see an owl, several cardinals, and some bird I think might have been some kind of sparrow. Whatever, it was brown and speckled. I did have fun watching a cardinal up close for several minutes, though. It was cool actually getting to see it call and feed. And since it wasn’t actually my study site and I just drove Amy there, I was free to mostly do what I wanted anyway. Oh, and guess what? As soon as we started heading toward the car and were finished with the observation, we start hearing a chickadee call. It’s like they enjoy teasing us.
There’s no transition here, but I got to see Sanaa yesterday! Amy, Sara, Nayab, Kit, Kit’s boyfriend, Sanaa, and I all went out to eat at Gatti’s and hang out for a bit. Woot friendship time! Oh spring break, how you bring friends together :) Hey Sanaa, if you’re reading this you should consider doing blogs every now and then. Pretty please, maybe?
Other than that, it’s basically just been a regular week with highs (getting to have class outside) and lows (having an ecology test last 3 ½ hours). And I kinda miss Fargo. Something kinda funny: I walked out of the dorm first thing Monday morning into a complete downpour of rain and my first thought was, *sigh*”I miss Fargo.”
Wish me luck in the Fencing Border Brawl tomorrow!