Month: October 2012

Bucket list.

For some reason, the topic of bucket lists has been on my mind...I guess it kind of goes along with the job dreaming - if I could do anything right now, what would I do? Oddly enough, it has been really challenging to think of a bucket list. My mind automatically goes to thinking about ...

Reunion…and Jani.

This past weekend, I had the privilege of reuniting with my team from El Salvador.  We met at Joanne's house, and had an evening full of laughter, memories, food, and as always, Bananagrams! There is nothing quite like the power of reminiscing.  We talked about life since the trip, ate pupusas, laughed more than should be ...

Oops.

I accidentally made a kid cry yesterday. Please note that I bolded "accidentally."  I know that it comes as a surprise that I, nice, innocent, Joy, could make a small child cry.  I am sorry to burst your bubble, but I crossed that line. Yesterday was Willow Huntley's annual "Trunk or Treat" event, at which I arrived as ...

Cupcakes, Hippies, a Murder, and a Birthday Party

Last Friday night, I joined Chelsea's family and friends in a murder mystery birthday party. This was my first ever murder mystery party, which made it all the more of a fantastic experience!  We were celebrating the birthday of Jen, Chelsea's mother, who was turning a year so young that I daren't post the actual ...

Flashback Friday: The Adventures of College Life V

When I posted this back in September of 2007, I got in some trouble with mom.  Apparently, I decided to write about the near-death experience that I had just had before calling mom...so she found out about the whole ordeal through my writing.  As is customary, I didn't provide the details she needed to know ...

Community Crafting

In my last post, I mentioned the newfound love of playing music in small community.  I'd like to present another facet of community: CRAFTING!  I found so much joy in being allowed a whole day to simply be artsy. Just in case you are wondering, I purposely used the word "allowed," because I know that ...

Pizza and a Jam

Last Friday night, I embarked on a "first."  I hosted a jam session. You may say, "But Joy, you're a musician!  Surely you have had jam sessions before!" Well, yes...but always in the awkward in-between moments at rehearsals for services.  That's different.  We are talking about a stripped-down, no-plan, just-us-and-a-few-guitars type of jam session. Before ...