This Journey

Thoughts, rants, prayers, sermons I'll never give and other stuff gathered as I make my way through this life.

busy season

It has been a very busy week. I find that surprising since I’m not working in a corporate cube farm anymore. But there you have it.

Last week kicked off with a late night with G and his colonoscopy prep. Turned out we had to abandon that plan half-way through because he lost his balance with leg cramps, toppled over and skinned his forehead. The on-call doc said it wasn’t worth it to continue and that if he rescheduled he could get a different/better prep process.

Monday and Tuesday night I worked past midnight both nights getting the project work done.

Wednesday was a grueling choir-school afternoon and I left before chapel choir started because I hadn’t packed a thing yet for the two day First Call education event.

Thursday and Friday were good – but tiring as I led the worship for the education event and of course, the lack of sleep when you’re in a strange bed with strange sounds and all that fol-de-rol.

I returned home Friday afternoon and then in the evening had to start cleaning the house. We didn’t get to wash the floors but at least we got them vacuum. For you see, G’s kids (and the grand-baby!) came over for dinner on Saturday.

So that meant Saturday included all the usual grocery shopping and errands (Farmers’ Market, dog food, grocery, butcher) PLUS finishing cleaning and cooking a ham dinner for eight. And people arrived early… which meant I was still showering when they arrived. Good thing I took my clothes into the bathroom with me instead of planning on streaking through the house like I usually do. Sort of.

They stayed until around 8:30. It was a fun time.

Sunday morning saw me at church at 8:00 to sing for the first service and staying on for the second because the kids sang. Then I went home and we had ham sandwiches and I collapsed for a post-liturgical nap. Well, after starting a pot of bean soup with the ham bone.

Ate a bowl of soup around 4:30 and then headed back to church for the prayer service (just to sit… not to lead) and then to lead the board meeting from heck for this non-profit I’ve gotten involved with which is in the midst of dissolving because no one (including me!) has more time to devote to it and we’ve run out of funding.

Anyway…. I got home around 9pm.

Monday morning, the coffee maker broke. Only pumped about 2 cups of water and then just quit. So I had to work from the neighborhood coffee shop in the morning. Home for a conference call at 1:00 and then more pounding out of storyboards for this project.

Last night, G and I went out to buy a new coffee maker. And of course the model we wanted was out of stock at the store near the house. G dropped me back at the house so I could “work” while he went to a different store. I ended up staring at the tee-vee in a stupor the rest of the evening. I wonder why?

One more day of pounding out storyboards and I should be done with this project. But it will be a late night again because I keep letting myself get distracted. It’s a beautiful day outside and I’d much rather be out working in the garden. I suppose tomorrow will rain, but at least it’s still only April. I’m not “late” yet.

Author: Not Fainthearted

A paradox wrapped in an enigma playing the accordion. I'm a sinner-saint, child of God working at the cross-roads of church and world. A Deaconess called to connect people living near the center with people on the edge and to help your life sing (literally and figuratively) while doing it. People don't always get the deaconess part. Could be the swearing, the corporate job, or the wine.


  1. I keep wondering if there is ever a non-busy season. It seems one thing leads into another. Hope it slows down soon for you – at least long enough to get out and enjoy this wonderful weather!