Shared a huge plate of nachos at Sharky’s with Erin and then watched There Will Be Blood. I’m not sure the movie would have been very interesting without the score. Jonny Greenwood’s music really gave the movie its eerie quality.
We slept in and around noon went down to Irvine with Erin’s parents to celebrate my brother in-law and sister in-law’s birthdays, which were back in November. We’re a little behind. In fact, now that that’s done we need to celebrate Christmas with a few friends, but that’s another story for another time.
In Irvine we ate some great food and had a great time together. We played Mario Kart and Guitar Hero while baking cookies, and eating way too much. Book ending out visit to Irvine was lunch at a local brewery and dinner at Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ. Both were very enjoyable.
Sunday at church we had our annual corporate meeting following the morning service. It’s a state requirement that we hold a meeting each year. Usually it’s a very quick meeting in which we elect members of the congregation to serve as trustees. This year I was voted in as a trustee. Kind of cool. I’m not exactly sure what it means yet.
Anyway, after church a large group went to Fudrucker’s for lunch and as we were getting ready to leave for our respective homes we received word that a beloved member of our church had just passed away. Even though her health had been progressively declining, it still came as a shock.
The rest of Sunday afternoon we were kind of in a funk, so Erin and I just lounged around the house until it was time to go serve dinner at the local homeless shelter (PATH Achieve) with our small group.
After serving dinner at PATH Achieve, we had a leisurely dinner with a couple friends at Chevys. Before too long it was time to go home and prepare for another week of work.