Where I’ve been

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Blog slacker, for sure. No excuses here. No apologies offered. It’s been a full and fruitful summer. 

I have two speeds: stopped and insanely fast. Lately there hasn’t been time to stop. You can tell because I’m still sort of typing in tweets. 

Steve is now in Cherokee. We still need to do a quick trip back to West Des Moines to gather up the last of his things and do a final cleaning of the apartment. It seems the school year started in Cherokee while I was out in Loveland, Colorado getting in on the reGroup Youth Ministry Tipping Points Conference. The Colorado trip was so good and desperately needed. I’m still a few steps behind but I feel like I’ll be able to catch up quickly at work. 

I feel like I’m living in limbo at the moment. I’m eager to get married (in less that two months!) but I also want this period of time to slow down a little so I can savor the waiting. I’m selectively patient. I have zero patience at the pharmacy when waiting for the pharmacy tech to realize that the login she’s tried five times won’t work the sixth either. I have infinite patience when it comes to needing to wake up or needing to get up from the dinner table to wash dishes. 

I think I’ve still got thoughts and things to share so I went ahead and renewed the domain name for another year. I’ll be around. I still intend for blogging to fit into the pattern of daily or weekly life.

Sure I’ll change my last name on October 14, but I think the Lamb is too ingrained in my identity to bail on the name “slambfriend.” It’s the me I’ve always been. I can’t give that away. Some have asked why I don’t just keep my last name or do the hyphenating thing. I like the idea of a family unit all existing under the same name. It’s simpler. If we have a kid, it would be cool to have us have the same last name. And hyphenating just takes too long to write on everything. I don’t know if I could be a two name person. It seems we’ve all gotten used to Hillary Clinton. That hyphen sort of faded. 

Rambly and foggy but I’m back in the world of words. See you around.

About SaraBSutter

I serve as the pastor of United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield, Iowa. My husband Steve and I are excited to be in a friendly small town and look forward to the years ahead. In addition to nerdy church stuff, I love reading books, writing, good coffee, cats, and football.

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