joyful girl

we owe each other the world. the world owes us nothing.

good things afoot March 7, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — amyjoyfox @ 8:07 pm

i had a fantastic weekend in boston, and returned with a renewed sense of passion spiritually and concerning social justice.  thank goodness for house churches and underground hip hop shows!  it was also an excellent time with alice – it’s been amazing how much she’s grown into really using her gifts over the past couple of years.  i got to see a lot of her world, including a four hour mexican/venezuelan baby shower, which felt a lot like a wedding reception, but was super-fun, and included getting some teenaged boys to break into our van to retrieve the keys that were locked inside.

when i got home, daniel gave me the news that our furnace had been leaking carbon monoxide.  so, new furnace, and a carbon monoxide detector.  hopefully our heating bills will go down now.  there’s also the added bonus of not being at risk for dying in our sleep.

back to work.  how are your days?  also, does anyone know of good, local underground hip hop bands with a positive, empowering message?


clarification March 1, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — amyjoyfox @ 6:46 pm

btw, i wanted to mention that my wonderful husband has demonstrated strong support for my leaving town this weekend – i love that he doesn’t make me feel guilty for needing some girl time – even though i probably will feel a little guilty having fun while he (most likely) works all weekend.

also, my visit to a new house church is not me seeking a new church – alice and several other people in boston planted a house church last year, and it’s been really neat to see how our church lives have kind of come full circle…


Filed under: Uncategorized — amyjoyfox @ 3:09 am

busy times here.  it’s been a strange week – there was a murder that has directly affected a lot of people i work with, i’ve been trying to get a felon arrested in two states, and one of my coworkers’ best friends died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 31.  so.  not a lot has been dramatic for me personally, but it seems like it’s  one of those times when the darkness in the world is just a little more stark.

on the bright side, i’m taking the day off on friday to go spend the weekend with alice in boston.  jetblue may have some questionable service lately, but their prices are hard to beat, so i’m going to spend the weekend with one of my closest friends, walking through the city, going to a pilates class(!), a baby shower for a streekid from venezuela, a hip-hop benefit show(!!) for women in prison(i think?), snuggling in bed with a couple of dogs, visiting a new house church and drinking lots of tea.  so, so lovely.

on that note, i’m going to get into my pajamas now and work my way through “friday night lights.”  sweet dreams, everyone!